Commercial

Selected Cases

Contracts

  • Dispute over  payment for aircraft parts destined for end-users in Middle East that were detained by Federal Authorities in the US.
  • Dispute over contract for provision of computer-based EU monitoring of emissions and purchase of carbon credits for large fleet of aircraft following expansion of aircraft operator by reverse takeover.
  • Acting in High Court for managing agent of owner of multi-storey car park against surveyor and contractor after resurfacing fails and leaks occur.
  • Dispute over recovery of underpaid manufacturing royalties by a licensor.
  • Defending contractor when ceiling fixings fail not long after a school was renovated and contractor was not given opportunity to rectify
  • Drafted complex assignment of substantial judgment debt.
  • Advising on dissolution of partnership owning care homes and interpretation of partnership agreement.

Directors, Companies & Partnerships

  • Variation of undertakings given on restoration of company to register.
  • Advising directors on personal liability in event of company incurring substantial uninsured liabilities.
  • Acting for minority shareholders where the sole director was making a claim against the company and not defending it. Succeeded in devising a fast and economical solution without an expensive and time-consuming Companies Act 2006 section 994 petition.
  • Advising shareholders of company in a large group which was voluntarily dissolved forgetting that it was the commercial lessee of spaces at shopping malls. What was the effect on leases of disclaimer by Crown?
  • Effect of guarantee executed by attorney under power of attorney.

Insolvency

  • Represented creditor in high profile bankruptcy petitions against James Stunt.
  • Action against liquidator to accept creditor’s claim for £2,000,000.
  • Getting high value statutory demands against a married couple set aside.
  • Advising a company when third party trying to rely statutory demand on incorrectly served on it.
  • Advising former members of Limited Liability Partnership on disclaimer of leases under which LLP was the tenant.
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