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Chambers of Michael Todd QC
Erskine Chambers


Peter is a highly regarded silk, with a focus on insolvency and restructuring, company and commercial chancery work. He has a particular expertise in large and complex insolvency cases, often with a cross-border element and, in many instances, concerning or involving businesses in the financial sector. Significant cases include: the Federal Mogul / T&N restructuring, Eurotunnel, the HIH litigation, the Baugur administration, Lehmans, the Landsbanki and Kaupthing insolvencies, Miss Sixty and other retail insolvencies, the TXU company voluntary arrangement, and the winding-up of Danka Business Systems and Travelodge.


Called 1983, Gray’s Inn, QC 2006.


Member of Association of Business Recovery Professionals; Member of the Chancery Bar Association.


Chichester High School for Boys; University College, London (1981 LLB); Queens College, Cambridge (1982 LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

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Peter Arden QC

Erskine Chambers

He is one of the most deeply knowledgeable insolvency silks and has a finely tuned sense of how the courts are considering insolvency issues.

Erskine Chambers contains practitioners well versed in contentious insolvencies and corporate restructuring, drawing on substantial experience from large insolvencies acted in over the last decade. The set is particularly strong in cases where insolvency intersects with banking and finance or civil fraud. David Chivers QC was instructed in Liquidators of Weavering MacroFixed Income Fund v Skandanaviska Ensiklda Banken; Peter Arden QC continued to act in Re Lehman Brothers International(Europe): the surplus schemeRaquel Agnello QC has developed a niche in the interface between insolvency and pensions law.

London Bar > Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading Silks -

Peter Arden QC

Erskine Chambers

He is a very thoughtful and user-friendly QC.