James has experience in advising and acting for both debtors and creditors in the context of personal and corporate insolvency, ranging from bankruptcy/winding up petitions and applications to set aside statutory demands to directors’ duties and financial liabilities.
With expertise in employment law, James is well-placed to act where employment-related claim or issues arise in the insolvency context, particularly with regard to matters under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. He has also advised on, and been instructed in, cases against insolvent employers where redundancy and other payments are sought from the Secretary of State and the Insolvency Service.
Examples of recent insolvency work
- Represented a small business in winding up proceedings, including a successful application for a validation order.
- Instructed by creditors in a number of bankruptcy petitions and applications to set aside statutory demands.
- Acted for an employee in the claim concerning the insolvency of the employer and the application of Regulation 8(7) of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006
James has delivered, along with other members of Chambers, seminars on bankruptcy practice and procedure and has also given training sessions on winding up and bankruptcy order as a means of enforcing judgment debts.