Insolvency & Restructuring
Hannah advises on all aspects of both contentious and non-contentious Corporate and Personal Insolvency and Restructuring. This has included issues arising in administrations, liquidations (solvent and insolvent), voluntary arrangements and bankruptcies.
Examples of typical instructions include appointment of Administrators, Administration Extensions, Pre-Packs, obtaining Validation Orders, issue of bankruptcy possession and sale proceedings, applications for Income Payments Orders, providing advice on directors’ duties, antecedent transactions (Undervalues and Preferences), insolvent liquidation and re-use of Company names and Company reinstatement.
Hannah provides advice to both corporate and private clients in connection with a broad range of contractual and commercial disputes. This has included effectively obtaining urgent Injunctions on behalf of clients as well successfully defending injunctive proceedings.
Hannah frequently attends County Court Hearings as an advocate for clients. As well as attending court, Hannah has successfully settled a number of claims on behalf of clients via without prejudice negotiations, including tactical Part 36 offers and mediation.
Hannah also regularly applies for restoration of companies to the Register and for rectification of the Register of Companies.
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LLB (Hons), Cardiff University; Legal Practice Course, Oxford. Maples and Calder, Cayman Islands; Russell McVeagh, New Zealand.
President of the Bucks, Berks and Oxon Junior Lawyers Division.
Joined Pitmans in 2008. Qualified into the Dispute Resolution and Insolvency and Restructuring departments.
Madoff Securities International Ltd v Raven & Ors  EWHC 3147
(Comm) (18 October 2013) - One of a team of Pitmans’ lawyers advising 2 of the 13 defendants successfully defend the UK aspect of claims brought by the liquidator of an investment company arising out of the biggest ever ponzi scheme.
Chapman v Jaume, Court of Appeal (Civil Division),  EWCA Civ 476
Successfully argued for the claimant (a new client) in the Court of Appeal that monies advanced to a former partner were a loan repayable within a reasonable time and not a gift nor in lieu of a contribution to the running costs to a household.
Insolvency Changes 23 February 2015
Travelling to anywhere I have not been before!
Squash, Cycling and Pilates.