David deals with all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency, as well as business recovery and restructuring. He acts for individuals, company directors, businesses and insolvency practitioners.
David’s wide experience includes asset and debt recovery matters, construction related insolvency issues, Law of Property Act receivership issues and the resolution of insolvency disputes and litigation (including by ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’ and arbitration). He is a qualified Arbitrator and between 1993 and 2014 regularly sat as a Deputy District Judge on the Western Circuit.
In addition, he regularly advises clients, including insolvency practitioners, on technical insolvency matters and the purchases and sales of insolvent businesses.
David has acted for many company directors in connection with the defence of claims by insolvency practitioners and Company Directors Disqualification Act proceedings by the Insolvency Service.
In recent times he was responsible for running the successful defence, by the directors, of a wrongful trading claim in the Ralls Builders (2016) case and the successful defence of the liquidators to a removal application by a creditor in the case of Cash Generator v Fortune (2018). He also acted for a successful trustee in bankruptcy in Azuonye v Kent (2018) regarding income payment orders.