Insolvency barristers at St Pauls Chambers provide advice, advocacy and drafting for personal and corporate insolvency law.

What Is Insolvency Law?

Insolvency law concerns the point at which a person or company is unable to pay its debts, distinguished in terms of cash flow and assets.

  • Cash-flow insolvency – when a person or company does not have sufficient funds to pay a debt when it is due.
  • Balance-sheet insolvency – when a person or company does not have enough assets to pay its debts.

Our insolvency barristers have substantial experience with the latest developments in bankruptcy and insolvency laws following the introduction of the Enterprise Act 2002.

St Pauls Chambers Company and Insolvency Barristers

Members of St Pauls Chambers act as company and insolvency barristers for office holders, companies, directors and debtors in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious personal and corporate insolvency law. Our insolvency barristers can provide advice, advocacy and drafting in the following areas of personal and corporate insolvency law:

  • The new administration regime under the Enterprise Act 2002
  • Receivership and administrative receivership
  • Voluntary and compulsory liquidations
  • Fraudulent and wrongful trading
  • Misfeasance claims
  • Bankruptcy
  • Voluntary arrangements (corporate and individual)
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • International and cross-border insolvencies (including issues arising under the EC Insolvency Regulation);
  • Insolvent partnerships
  • Transactions at an undervalue
  • Preferences and statutory asset recovery under Section 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986
Our insolvency barristers come with a wealth of experience, including many who have been appointed Kings Council for their excellence in advocacy. St Pauls’ insolvency barristers pride themselves on their ability to support each other and work as a team to achieve only the best results for clients.

Company and insolvency barristers at St Pauls Chambers have considerable expertise in proceedings against directors under the Company Director Disqualification Act (CDDA) and corporate restructuring and insolvency.

Members of St Pauls Chambers have advised and appeared in a number of Directors Disqualification cases, both in contested hearings, applications for leave to act as a director under s17 and in compromising cases by way of undertakings.

The work of our insolvency barristers also includes personal insolvency law, often overlapping with Chancery law. St Pauls Chambers members are well-versed in personal insolvency law, providing advice and acting for trustees in bankruptcy, supervisors/nominees in IVAs, as well as debtors, creditors and bankrupts.

If you need support with insolvency law, for personal insolvency or a commercial barrister for company insolvency, St Pauls Chambers insolvency barristers are highly experienced in securing the best outcome for our clients in a variety of insolvency cases.

Contact us today for help and support with personal or company insolvency matters.

“The clerking team is responsive, extremely approachable and knowledgeable”

The Legal 500

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For further information and enquiries please contact our clerks team.

Insolvency Law Barristers

Richard Barraclough KC

Richard Barraclough KC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2003

Simon Myerson KC

Simon Myerson KC

Call: 1986 Silk: 2003

Jeremy Barnett

Jeremy Barnett

Call: 1980

Hal Watson

Hal Watson

Call: 2003

James Lake

James Lake

Call: 2005

Frances Pencheon

Frances Pencheon

Call: 2015

Contact Us

Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.

Contact Us

St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row

For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.

The switchboard will open from 08:30 until 17:30

Phone: +44 (0)1132 455 866
Email: [email protected]
CJSM: [email protected]

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