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Litigation for Insolvency Practitioners

Our Insolvency & Corporate Recovery team is consistently recognised as one of the premier insolvency and corporate recovery teams in the East Midlands, by both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners legal directories.

We have gained a national reputation for our work with Licensed Insolvency Practitioners, led by solicitor and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, Annabel Whittaker.

We act for Insolvency Practitioners in making claims to recover assets on behalf of companies in administration or liquidation. Our aim throughout is to get the best possible return for the creditors.

Our insolvency & corporate recovery department has extensive experience of dealing with disputes in the insolvency context having recently been described in Chambers & Partners as “the best contentious team in the East Midlands”.

Typical insolvency litigation cases dealt with by the team include:

  • Transactional avoidance
  • Transactions at an undervalue
  • Preferences
  • Wrongful trading
  • Misfeasance
  • Overdrawn director’s loan accounts
  • Recovery of assets and property
  • Tracing and constructive trust claims.

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"Nicola Calthrop-Owen is a licensed insolvency practitioner and heads the firm's insolvency team. She advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters and is praised for being "extremely knowledgeable and commercially astute."
Chambers & Partners 2017
"‘A good spread of knowledge’ and ‘quick response times’ make Actons a popular choice not only for insolvency practitioners, but also for lenders."
The Legal 500 2018 (Insolvency & Corporate Recovery)
"Well-known team that advises on both corporate and personal insolvency issues. Advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Clients include a number of leading insolvency practitioners, and a number of the team's lawyers are themselves licensed insolvency practitioners. Regularly assists with disputes involving claims against directors and the realisation of assets in bankruptcy."
Chambers & Partners 2020 (Restructuring/Insolvency)
"Well reputed for its work on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious restructurings and insolvencies. Acts for insolvency practitioners in corporate and personal insolvency situations. Able to handle insolvency situations with cross-border aspects."
Chambers & Partners
"Nicky Calthrop-Owen heads Actons’ practice, which is praised for providing ‘clear, accurate and unambiguous advice’"
The Legal 500

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