Banking and insolvency team. Avril's main areas of expertise are finance, company law and insolvency. She has experience across all types of secured lending, including complex group arrangements and diverse financial structures. She has particular expertise in acting for banks on syndicated loans and the associated documentation, sales of loan portfolios, and advises on funding of large real estate assets , as well as assets valued at sub £10,000,000. She is also involved in advising on shareholders' disputes, company buy-backs of own shares, and reconstructions. She advises banks and insolvency practitioners on a full range of insolvency issues across pre-appointment matters, through to appointment and onward sale of distressed assets.
Law Society of Northern Ireland and R3
Qualified and admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland in 1992. Assistant solicitor with John McKee Solicitors from 1992-95. Partner in John McKee Solicitors since 1996. Consultant 2018.
Born 1967. Education; Queens University Belfast (LLB). Course tutor (company law) at Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Belfast.