Katie works in the Insolvency Team and deals with contentious and non-contentious, personal and corporate insolvency.She assists the team on advising Insolvency Practitioners on all antecedent transactions.

Katie also advises those parties, affected by insolvency, facing claims by Insolvency Practitioners, as well as advising directors and individuals of their duties and obligations under the Insolvency Act 1986.

She is able to assist and advise creditors concerned that the debtor is about to enter into a form of insolvency, or have entered into a form of insolvency, and they wish to know their options in relation to recovery of their debt. In particular, Katie's work includes: 

  • Assisting a senior fee earner on high value cases, including managing the day to day correspondence and administration on those cases.
  • Managing all bankruptcy petitions and winding up petitions for the team, ensuring full compliance with statutory requirements throughout the process;
  • Advising other teams within the firm on appropriate debt recovery and insolvency processes;
  • Advising on and drafting applications for possession and sale of properties on behalf of Trustees in Bankruptcy;
  • Advising on antecedent transactions both in corporate and personal insolvencies, to include advice on the most commercial way to recover any funds; and
  • Advising directors of their statutory and fiduciary duties and the repercussions of any breach.

Recent experience

  • Katie has assisted a senior fee earner in acting for the liquidator of a film production company in relation to claims against connected parties pursuant to Sections 238 and 239 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and a high value misfeasance/breach of duties claim against the former director.
  • Katie has assisted a senior fee earner in acting for the Joint Liquidators of a large construction firm in relation to the recovery of large sums of money pursuant to Section 127 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
  • Katie has acted for numerous Trustees in Bankruptcy in issuing applications for Possession and Sale of both family homes and investment properties. Some of these cases have involved advising the Trustee on “exceptional circumstances” and the risks involved should the Judge deem the Respondent’s circumstances exceptional pursuant to Section 335A of the Insolvency Act 1986.