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Chambers of Michael Todd QC

33 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1EN, ENGLAND
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Matthew Parfitt

Tel:
Work 020 7242 5532
Email:
Web:
www.erskinechambers.com/
Erskine Chambers (Chambers of Michael Todd QC)

Position

Matthew is an advocate, litigator and adviser who specialises in company and insolvency law.

He was appointed to the Attorney General’s panel to act in government litigation in 2010 (C Panel) and 2015 (B Panel), which has allowed him to develop substantial unled advocacy experience.

He is ranked in Chambers & Partners and in the Legal 500 as a leading junior for company law and, in the Legal 500, for insolvency. The directories say he is a "clever, accommodating and client-friendly junior counsel"; "he is quietly persuasive and his advocacy is faultless"; and he has "a cool head, a comprehensive knowledge of his field and an excellent responsiveness to pressurised demands".

His recent court work includes:

  • Burnden Holdings (UK) Ltd v Fielding [2018] UKSC 14 (Supreme Court – limitation period for claims against directors)
  • Re Diffraction Diamonds DMCC [2017] EWHC 1368 Ch (winding up of foreign-incorporated company on public interest grounds)
  • BHS Group Ltd (in administration) v Retail Acquisitions Ltd [2017] 2 BCLC 472 (winding up; disputed debts; meaning of ‘insolvency’)
  • Allers v Anno 11 GmbH [2016] EWHC 388 (at first instance and in the Court of Appeal – construction of compulsory purchase power in a company’s articles of association)

Career

Called 2005; Lincoln’s Inn.

Member

Chancery Bar Association; Commercial Bar Association.

Education

Winchester College; Exeter College, Oxford (2003 MA Hons Classics (First Class)); City University (2004 CPE).


London Bar

Company and partnership

Within: Company – Leading juniors

Matthew Parfitt - Erskine ChambersA persuasive advocate.

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Insolvency

Within: Insolvency – Leading juniors

Matthew Parfitt - Erskine ChambersA good technical lawyer.

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