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Maitland Chambers

Restructuring/Insolvency

8 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Maitland Chambers houses a strong bench of barristers experienced in the handling of a wide range of restructuring and insolvency matters. Members are regularly instructed in major domestic and cross-border corporate insolvencies, liquidations and administrations, and act for a diverse client base including both secured and unsecured creditors, insolvency practitioners and corporations. The set also also offers considerable expertise in personal insolvency matters, and members are routinely instructed to represent insolvent individuals. Insolvencies involving complex issues concerning property are also a key area of strength for the set, and in recent years its members have been instrumental in developing the law surrounding the role of landlords in relation to CVAs.

Client service:

"It's a very high-quality outfit - the clerks invest time in getting to know what their clients are interested in and then help them to access the technical expertise within chambers accordingly." "The clerks are enormously helpful and very efficient." "The clerking is very good - Robert Penson is a good, responsive, helpful clerk who does what he can to smooth out difficulties." The clerking team is led by senior clerk John Wiggs.

Strengths:

Catherine Addy QC
Catherine Addy QC enjoys a number of prestigious appointments, including deputy Insolvency and Companies Court judge. She exhibits skill across the full range of insolvency matters, and has been regularly instructed by government departments including HMRC, the Attorney General and the former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. 
"Catherine is very good - impressive, calm and unflappable." "An excellent barrister and a very good advocate."
Recent work: Acted for the Competition and Markets Authority in its first claim for a competition director disqualification order to reach trial.

Strengths:

Christopher Parker QC
Christopher Parker QC is a commercial chancery silk with a strong following for contentious work in the insolvency and fraud arenas. Commentators note his technical excellence and down-to-earth approach. His additional expertise in company law includes cases concerning breach of fiduciary duty and shareholder disputes.
"Christopher really cuts through to the heart of the dispute quickly and is not afraid to make punchy points. He's very impressive on his feet and is good with clients."

Strengths:

Matthew Collings QC
Matthew Collings QC is a highly proficient practitioner who demonstrates great skill in offshore insolvency matters. He routinely handles cases that are complex, high-value and high-profile. He has significant trial and appellate experience.
"He is vastly experienced, spots the big points before they've even been raised and is always two steps ahead. He is also superb with clients."
Recent work: Acted in Blackpool Football Club Properties v Cooper, a claim against former court-appointed receivers for sale at an undervalue.

Strengths:

Michael Gibbon QC
Michael Gibbon QC draws on his prior experience as a financier to inform his highly regarded insolvency practice. He is well known for his adept representation of stakeholders in commercial insolvency cases, while his key clients, HMRC and BIS, continue to benefit from his expertise. His broad practice encompasses both non-contentious and contentious matters.
"He is excellent and definitely an expert in his field - clients love him, and he's really user-friendly, very thorough and detailed in his work."
Recent work: Acted for the administrators in Edinburgh Woollen Mill/Peacocks/Jaeger (all in administration) v Phoenix Wales and Lowes. The administrators were seeking an urgent injunction against an employee who had obtained control of numerous domain names associated with the online trading of the companies.

Strengths:

Olivier Kalfon
Olivier Kalfon offers a broad practice with notable strength in the areas of insolvency, banking and finance, and dispute resolution. He is able to draw on his merchant banking background to provide expert technical advice concerning financial litigation. Sources hail his skilled advocacy and composure in cases.
"His written work is outstanding and always completely meticulous, and he also has an excellent way with judges. He's measured, doesn't take superfluous points and keeps to the core of his argument."
Recent work: Instructed in Re Arlington Infrastructure, a successful challenge to out-of-court appointments of company administrators on the basis that the floating charges on which the appointments relied were unenforceable.

Strengths:

Rebecca Page
Rebecca Page regularly handles major cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal. She boasts experience in cross-border insolvencies in the British Virgin Islands. She is experienced in the handling of negligence claims both for and against insolvency practitioners.
"Excellent both on her feet and on paper." "She is very user-friendly and her advice is excellent - she's very good."
Recent work: Appeared as sole counsel for the applicant in the high-profile application to appoint administrators to Force India Formula One Team Limited.

Strengths:

Rebecca Stubbs QC
Rebecca Stubbs QC appears in high-profile matters, regularly representing clients in the Supreme Court and before the Privy Council. She is recognised for her broad-based experience and expertise in the field. 
"Her technical expertise and strategic guidance are absolutely invaluable."

Strengths:

Rowena Page
Rowena Page is a talented junior who is regularly instructed in matters in the High Court and county courts. She has experience acting for office holders in a range of corporate and personal insolvency matters.
"She is very good - very measured and strong on the technical legal arguments." "A tremendous barrister."
Recent work: Acted for the joint liquidators of CALS Aviation Fintech in a pre-action dispute for the return of a rent deposit relating to a floor of the 'Gherkin' building.

Restructuring/Insolvency

Maitland Chambers

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7 Stone Buildings

Lincoln's Inn

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Greater London

UK

WC2A 3SZ

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Restructuring/Insolvency


Catherine Addy QC
Band 2
Christopher R Parker QC
Band 4
Matthew Collings QC
Band 4
Michael Gibbon QC
Band 4
Rebecca Stubbs QC
Band 3

Juniors

London (Bar)

Restructuring/Insolvency


Olivier Kalfon
Band 3

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