Partner

Restructuring & Insolvency

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Partner

Restructuring & Insolvency

Expertise

David is a well-known, very experienced and highly regarded insolvency lawyer in the Yorkshire area. He deals with all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency work. In relation to companies, he has considerable experience advising insolvency practitioners (together with other stakeholders and buyers) on the sales of distressed businesses. He also has particular expertise in insolvency litigation, bringing claims on behalf of insolvency practitioners in both corporate and personal cases.

David Advises

  • Insolvency Practitioners
  • Directors and Shareholders
  • Creditors both secured and unsecured
  • Other stakeholders

Experience Highlights

  • Acting for Liquidator (PWC) bringing misfeasance/preference/transaction at undervalue/selective informal liquidation claims (worth £3million) against former directors/shareholders in major NE amusement arcade business, funded by majority creditor.
  • Acting for an Administrator enforcing the deferred payment and guarantee obligations in an Asset Sale Agreement.
  • Acting for 9 individuals/companies facing £12 million fraud claims by a Liquidator of a development company (represented by London lawyers) including dealing with worldwide freezing injunctions.
  • Acting for the Liquidator of a company running a Pizza Hut Franchise, pursuing unlawful dividend and debt claims against the Directors/Shareholders and a third party.
  • Acting for the Trustee in Bankruptcy of the Cheeky Girls in a claim against the News of the World.
  • Acting for a Trustee in Bankruptcy pursuing claims against a connected company, resulting in a Judgement and the Judge referring the director to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Partner – Schofield Sweeney LLP (2013-2020)
  • Corporate Recovery Partner – Clarion Solicitors (1999-2012)
  • Corporate Recovery Lawyer – Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (1993-1999)

Education

  • Chester College of Law (!989-1990)
  • Leicester University (1986-1989)

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