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Chambers of Rachel Sleeman
Five Paper
5 PAPER BUILDINGS, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7HB
England
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Position

Morwenna has particular expertise in insolvency within a wider commercial chancery practice, encompassing company law, trusts, and commercial law, including banking and finance. Morwenna regularly appears in the High Court, with appellate experience in the Court of Appeal, acting for creditors, debtors and IPs, major banks and factors, and high net worth individuals.

Her main areas of practice are: Corporate Insolvency Including CVAs, Administration, Voluntary Liquidation, Winding Up, LPA Receivers, Restraining Presentation or Advertisement of Petition, Applications to Appoint Provisional Liquidator, Disputed Petitions, Directors’ Duties and Misfeasance claims, Directors Disqualification, Jurisdiction, Preferences and Transactions at Undervalue.

Personal Insolvency Including IVAs, Setting Aside Statutory Demands, Defending Petitions on grounds of Genuine and Substantial Dispute, Annulment of Bankruptcy, Orders for Sale and Co-ownership Disputes, Bankruptcy Restrictions Orders, Preferences, Transactions at an Undervalue, Transactions likely to Defraud Creditors and Remuneration challenges, Professional Negligence and s.304 Claims against Trustees and IPs, Jurisdiction.

Factoring & Invoice Discounting Including applications for Summary Judgment, Construction of Contractual Terms, Reliance on Conclusive Evidence Clauses and Enforcement.

Guarantees & Indemnities Including applications for Summary Judgment, Construction of Contractual Terms and Enforcement including Bankruptcy.

Company Law Including Directors’ Duties, Unfair Prejudice Petitions, Remedies, Shareholder Disputes, Derivative claims and Corporate Insolvency.

Consumer Contract & Credit Including Consumer Credit Act claims and enforcement, Claims involving Insolvency, Consumer Regulations, Unfair Terms, Sale of Goods and Supply of Goods and Services Act claims.

Trusts Including Quistclose trust type claims, Constructive Trust claims including relating to the family home, Claims for an Account and other Equitable Remedies.

Costs Including Detailed Assessment, Costs Budgeting and Costs Management, Relief from Sanctions, and challenging/defending Solicitors bills and fees.

Agency Including claims involving Estate Agents, Entitlement to Commission, and Construction of Contract Terms.

Asset Recovery Including Retention of Title Clauses, Enforcement, Trusts, Freezing Orders and Injunctions, and Fixed and Floating Charges.

Cases include: McLinden v Lu [2021] EWHC 3171 (Ch) | [2021] 11 WLUK 410; Petitioner v Company [2021] EWHC 3249 (Ch); [2021] 12 WLUK 97; Re Blenheim Shipping [2020] 10 WLUK 179; Progresso Ltd & Ors v Legacy Education Alliance Limited [2019] EWHC 3498 (Ch), 2019 WL 07461782 ; 

Career

Called 2002; Inner Temple; awarded a major scholarship from the Inner Temple 2001. Morwenna has recently had articles published in the New Law Journal and Litigation Funding magazine and is a contributor to Insight on West Law, in the fields of insolvency and costs.

Memberships

COMBAR; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; R3 (Association of Business Recovery Professionals)

Education

Kendrick Girls Grammar School; King’s College, London (2001 LLB; AKC).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

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