Andrew has very extensive experience in advising Insolvency Practioners in pursuing claims against directors for antecedent transactions such as preferences, transactions at an undervalue, misfeasance, illegal dividends and breach of directors duty.

He is equally at home in defending directors. In addition, Andrew has niche expertise in advising directors on company directors disqualification, undertakings, permissions to act and section 216 (similar names ) having previously advised the government on these issues and worked with Abbas Mithani the author of Mithani on company directors disqualification

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Andrew's credentials

Officer holder claims
Directors defence
Company directors disqualification
Similar names- section 216 insolvency act 1986
Personal guarantees

Recovery of a preference / wrongful trading application on behalf of an IP for in excess of £200,000

Obtaining permission to act under Section 17 CDDA 1986

Recovery of an illegal dividend under sections 172 to 175 and 830 of the Companies Act 2006

Obtaining court permission to re-use a similar name under section 216 Insolvency Act 1986.

Defending a personal guarantee action brought by a bank for in excess of £1m.


  • Andrew and his team are always proactive and commercial in dealing with a wide range of insolvency litigation matters. There is a very quick turnaround of the work and Andrew is always willing to assist and advise where possible. The team has been successful in negotiating a  successful outcome on a wide range of insolvency cases and we enjoy the reciprocal working relationship.

    - Simon Renshaw, Insolvency Practioner AABRS limited

  • Andrew has always provided concise advice in a timely and easy to understand manner. In my opinion he has demonstrated the highest degree of personal and professional integrity accompanied by trusted thought and leadership, I have no hesitation in recommending him to my clients

    - Anton Christodoulou – Director, Fort & Wolfe