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Exchange Chambers

Restructuring/Insolvency

5 ranked barristersBand 1Northern (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Exchange Chambers has an excellent reputation for its handling of both corporate and personal insolvencies and complex restructuring matters. The set houses a strong bench of senior and junior barristers, and offers significant expertise in administrations, contested winding-up petitions and liquidations. Members are also well versed in directors' disqualification and misfeasance proceedings. The team is regularly instructed in both domestic and cross-border insolvency cases.

Client service:

"The clerks are approachable and friendly. The senior commercial clerk, Joe Mawson, is second to none - he's excellent at placing work exactly where it needs to be and managing expectations." "The clerks will bend over backwards for you to get a barrister for a matter and are more than willing to negotiate on prices or help with a difficult client or one with a budget. They are all-around friendly, approachable and willing to discuss reasonable offers on fees." Nick Buckley is the chambers director in Manchester.

Strengths:

Carly Sandbach
Carly Sandbach undertakes contentious corporate and personal insolvency work as part of her broader commercial litigation practice. She demonstrates skill in areas such as breach of directors' duties and cases containing fraud elements. She possesses additional experience in cases comprising professional negligence claims arising from insolvency. She is also regularly instructed by the Secretary of State in public interest winding-up petitions.
"Very commercial and focuses on getting the right outcome for the client."
Recent work: Acted in a claim by a disqualified director for permission to act as a director notwithstanding his earlier disqualification.

Strengths:

David Mohyuddin QC
As an insolvency expert, David Mohyuddin QC is particularly well equipped to handle matters across the board, such as public interest winding-up petitions and directors' disqualification proceedings. He is popular with clients for his work on contentious cases, frequently advising on disputes surrounding liquidations and allegations of fraud arising from insolvency. He is also noted for his expertise in asset recovery.
"A strong performer in court."
Recent work: Instructed in Secure Mortgage Corporation Ltd v Harold, an application by a creditor to remove the administrator.

Strengths:

Giles Maynard-Connor QC
Giles Maynard-Connor QC primarily handles corporate fraud and contentious insolvency cases and is regularly instructed in high-profile, complex matters. Known as a fierce litigator, he also works on behalf of insolvency practitioners on high-value bankruptcy cases, and for office holders on issues related to winding-up petitions.
"He's tenacious and thorough."

Strengths:

Ian Tucker
Ian Tucker is noted for his broad commercial and chancery litigation practice with a sharp insolvency focus. He is building a solid reputation for effectively handling contentious matters and regularly advises on claims involving allegations of misfeasance brought against directors and disputes revolving around personal insolvency.
"Very knowledgeable and commercial. He is approachable, friendly and always happy to help. His attention to detail is excellent, and clients really do value his input." "Extremely professional and diligent."
Recent work: Acted for a commercial lender and its appointed LPA Receivers in seeking possession of land worth circa £4 million.

Strengths:

Richard Tetlow
Richard Tetlow is a well-regarded barrister noted for his expertise spanning both corporate and personal insolvencies. He acts for insolvency office holders and company directors, and is particularly adept at handling cases involving allegations of directors' misfeasance. 
"He really knows his stuff."
Recent work: Acted for the administrators of one of a group of companies in an application in the High Court for a declaration as to the validity or otherwise of their appointment, which it transpired had been made in breach of the company's constitution.

Restructuring/Insolvency

Exchange Chambers

firm
Location

One Derby Square

Liverpool

Merseyside

UK

L2 9XX

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Silks (QC)

Northern (Bar)

Restructuring/Insolvency


David Mohyuddin QC
Band 1
Giles Maynard-Connor QC
New Silks

Juniors

Northern (Bar)

Restructuring/Insolvency


Carly Sandbach
Band 2
Ian Tucker
Band 2
Richard Tetlow
Band 2