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Hogarth Chambers (Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC), Alexander Stewart, London, ENGLAND

Alexander Stewart

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Hogarth Chambers (Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC)

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Insolvency and corporate reconstruction; company law; Chancery (general).


Barrister specialising in all aspects of corporate insolvency, personal insolvency and company law, as well as banking, partnership, professional negligence and general chancery litigation (commercial, property and probate). Extensive experience in cases involving shareholders’ disputes, directors’ duties and disqualifications, asset recovery, guarantees, administrations, voluntary arrangements and bankruptcy litigation. Notable insolvency cases include Harrington v Benette [2000] BPIR 630, a seminal case on co-ownership of the bankrupt’s home, and Gotham v Doodes [2006] EWCA Civ 1090, Court of Appeal authority on the enforcement of a charge on a bankrupt’s home.


Qualified 1975; Gray’s Inn; Senior Scholar; assistant Professor University of Windsor Law School; called to the Bar of Ontario 1978; practiced as litigation counsel in one of Canada’s leading commercial/banking firms; returned to the Bar 1987; Accredited Mediator 2002. He regularly gives talks on insolvency and company law issues, and lectures at the University of Hertford and Holborn College on insolvency law. Author ‘A Casebook on Company Law’; articles in ‘Insolvency Lawyer’; ‘The Commercial Litigation Journal’; ‘Trusts and Estates law and Tax Journal’; contributor of chapter on Confidential Information to ‘Copinger and Skone James on Copyright’ (14th ed); contributor of chapter on Payments of Debt to ‘Williams, Mortimen and Sunnucks on Executors, Administration and Probate’ (20th ed); chairman and presented papers in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 at CLT Conferences on the Company Act 2006, Directors’ Duties, Compulsary Liquidations and Derivative Actions.


Chancery Bar Association; Insolvency Lawyers’ Association; R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals.


Magdalen College, Oxford (1971 BA Hons; 1972 BCL).


Tennis, skiing.

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