Partner

Restructuring and Insolvency

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Partner

Restructuring and Insolvency

Expertise

Chris has over 25 years’ experience in dealing with the issues resulting from financial distress in business — restructuring, corporate recovery, insolvency and related work. He is a positive influence in a crisis and a true trusted advisor to clients.

Chris is rated in the legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers as a ‘great resource for complex aspects of insolvency law’ and considered to be ‘tenacious and thorough in his approach’ as well as ‘extremely approachable, calm and very pragmatic’.

Chris Advises

  • Companies and their directors, professional services firms and their members in restructurings, financial turnaround, business sales and purchases as well as litigation in distressed and insolvent scenarios
  • Insolvency practitioners in the realisation of corporate assets through sales transactions
  • Insolvency practitioners in the investigation of corporate fraud   and ensuing recovery litigation
  • Creditors in the recovery of debts and enforcement of security rights
  • Financial affairs of insolvent (former) high net worth individuals and deceased individuals.

Experience Highlights

Reported Cases

  • Doorbar v Alltime Securities Ltd (1995) BCC 1149 (CA): Court of Appeal, chairman’s valuation of prospective/contingent claims in an Individual Voluntary Arrangement;
  • TSB Bank plc v Marshall & Rodgers [1998] 2 FLR 769: first reported case on enforcement of equitable mortgage under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996;
  • Fennell v Halliwells LLP [2013] EWHC 2837 (Ch): exercise of Court’s discretion to allow proceedings to be issued against a firm in liquidation to determine a former member’s rights.

Notable Expertise

  • Insolvent Deceased Estates: acted on numerous petitions and estates and lectured for R3.

Publications

Articles

  • Hiding in the Shadows
  • New Legislation on Company Directors

Webinars

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Irwin Mitchell, 2002–13, Partner in Leeds and Manchester, setting up Corporate Recovery and Insolvency department in Manchester
  • Hammonds: Associate, 2000–02
  • Eversheds: Associate, 1998–2000
  • Adams & Remer: Solicitor, 1995–98
  • Isadore Goldman: Solicitor, 1992–95

Education

  • University of Reading, Law, LLB Hons (2.1)
  • College of Law, Guildford
  • Eastbourne College

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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UK Contact

+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
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Germany Contact

+49 30 220 131-000 centralservices@gunnercooke.de