Victoria Greenwood

Dispute Resolution Specialist

Victoria specialises in contentious insolvency matters, covering insolvency offences, reviewable transactions and bankruptcy. She mainly acts for Insolvency Practitioners but has also advised financial institutions and members of the public on insolvency related matters.

With regards to Insolvency Litigation, Victoria has brought proceedings for Transactions at an Undervalue, Preferences, Misfeasance and Transactions to defraud creditors. She also deals with applications in the Bankruptcy Court for the vesting of property of third parties (shares, together with actual property) in the Trustee. Victoria has been involved with search and seizure applications, and also cross border insolvency – involving letters of request and registering bankruptcy in different jurisdictions (including Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Turks and Caicos) together with cross border asset tracing. She also regularly undertakes cross border and domestic private examinations pursuant to section 366 Insolvency Act 1986.

Victoria has experience in general commercial litigation and has in-house experience at national and global companies where she has dealt with all litigation, ranging from defending small claims, obtaining injunctions to debt recovery. In addition to working as legal counsel for gunnercooke, she works in house at Yodel Delivery Network Limited, Collect+ and Arrow XL, dealing with all their litigation and general commercial queries. Also, together with Mark Whittell, Victoria founded Mediate North Limited, which offers commercial, workplace, team and family mediation.

 

  • Drafted letters of request and registered bankruptcies in different jurisdictions (including Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Turks and Caicos) together with cross border asset tracing. Also dealt with cross border private examinations of connected individuals pursuant to section 366 Insolvency Act 1986.
  • Successfully brought proceedings against directors involving reviewable transactions under the Insolvency Act – such as Transactions at an Undervalue, Preferences, Misfeasance and Transactions to defraud creditors.
  • Involved in a successful committal application for contempt of court.
  • Successfully obtaining mail redirection order of a Bankrupt.
  • Challenging the discharge of a bankruptcy on the basis of non-cooperation pursuant to section 279 Insolvency Act.
  • Dealing with statutory demands and the winding up of companies.
  • Successfully completed the process to be followed by a FTSE 100 company’s internal litigation and Customer Relations team. This includes how they manage and advise on the public and employee grievances with detailed precedent documents alleviating the need for further employment.
  • Provided strategic advice to a national company concerning internal fraud matters.
  • Written and co-delivered seminars and workshops on a variety of alternative dispute resolution methods.

Previous Law Firms:

  • Solicitor – Cobbetts LLP
  • Trainee Solicitor – Cobbetts LLP

 

Previous Businesses:

  • Director – Mediate North Limited

 

Other Qualifications:

  • Degree in French and German

 

Education:

  • Legal Practice Course (Distinction)
  • College of Law (University of Law) (LLB) 2:1
  • University of Manchester (BA Hons) 2:1

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