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Insolvency Litigation & Fraud

Insolvency often gives rise to a range of contentious issues such as fraud, unlawful dividends, wrongful trading, misfeasance, preference and undervalue transactions.

Our specialist team combines technical insolvency expertise with a long track record of experience in contentious matters.  We’re proud of the expertise we have within our team, which allows us to support our clients in a variety of ways.

The work we do ranges from discrete claims to some of the largest cross-border insolvency disputes with multi-faceted claims.

Our clients include creditors, debtors, distressed companies, lenders and other financial institutions asserting or facing potential claims, and Administrators, Liquidators and Trustees in Bankruptcy asserting claims.

We work across all sectors but we’re well known for advising insolvency office holders on claims related to fraud and asset tracing.

We can also help with:

  • Information disclosure applications, including under sections 234, 235 and 236 of the Insolvency Act 1986
  • Global Freezing Orders
  • Passport Confiscation Orders
  • Committal Orders
  • Bankers Trust / Norwich Pharmacal Orders
  • Pursuing claims through US bankruptcy procedures
  • Issues arising from MTIC (missing trader) fraud on HMRC

We’re an independent law firm, which means that if an instruction involves a cross-border element, we’re able to choose the most appropriate international adviser from our network of carefully selected lawyers in all the major jurisdictions.

We’re also happy to discuss alternative fee structures for an instruction: this may involve working with litigation funders and/ or a contingent fee structure.

 

Insights

“Walker Morris are head and shoulders above the rest of the competition. I personally regard them as a go-to.”

Chambers & Partners

“Walker Morris is the go-to firm for heavyweight insolvency and corporate recovery work in the North (and beyond).”

Legal 500

“A very professional set up, with bright solicitors working there and strong support teams. Always go the extra mile for their clients.”

Legal 500

“Duncan Lole: Unflappable and an excellent strategist.”

Legal 500

“Olivia Robinson: Experienced and knowledgeable beyond her years. Truly invested in achieving results for her clients.”

Legal 500

“Duncan Lole: Strong litigator. Client-friendly and easy to work with. Always keeps in mind the bigger picture and how to manage expectations.”

Legal 500

“Olivia Robinson: Very easy to work with, very clever, friendly and excellent at dealing with complex litigation.”

Legal 500

Gawain
Moore

Partner

Restructuring & Insolvency

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Duncan
Lole

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Restructuring & Insolvency

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Claire
Askew

Partner

Restructuring & Insolvency

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Olivia
Robinson

Director

Restructuring & Insolvency

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