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Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC

Work 0845 300 7747
Fax 0161 833 2789
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester

Ian Tucker

Work 0161 833 2722
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC)

Work Department

Commercial; Insolvency


Ian specialises in commercial / chancery litigation with an emphasis on insolvency. His practice covers all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency, CDDA proceedings, contractual disputes, professional negligence, banking, trusts, mortgage transactions and debt recovery.

Ian is a real insolvency specialist and he is regularly instructed in the following areas:

  • transaction at an undervalue, preference and misfeasance pleadings and trials
  • applications to set aside statutory demands and contested bankruptcy petitions
  • applications to prevent the presentation of winding up petitions, or their advertisement, and contested winding up petitions
  • remuneration applications
  • interim and final applications to suspend discharge from bankruptcy
  • advising on and appearing in director’s disqualification proceedings and BROs
  • Company restorations, combined with appointment/reappointments of liquidators or administrators

Ian regularly appears in the Chancery Applications List on urgent and contested applications, where his experience also includes applications to restrain presentation and advertisement of winding up petitions, administration applications, and applications of a technical nature.


Called 2010


  • North Eastern Circuit
  • Northern Chancery Bar Association
  • Associate of the Royal College of Science


  • BSc Mathematics with a Year in Europe, Imperial College London and L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Infomatique et Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble (First Class Honours, 2004 – 2008)
  • LLB, College of Law, York (Commendation,2008 - 2009)
  • Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School, Leeds (Very Competent, 2009 – 2010)
  • Diplock Scholarship, Middle Temple (Major Scholarship, 2009-2010)
  • Sachs Prize, Middle Temple (BVC Results, 2010)
  • Alliance Française, Français langue étrangère (French as a foreign language) Level B2 (Independent) and C1 (Proficient)

Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Within: Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Ian Tucker - Exchange ChambersIncredibly intelligent and adept at putting forward difficult points on his feet.

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