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
Banking

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.

Testimonials

  • 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

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

23rd March 2020


To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and the wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

 

Our commitment to you


We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible, but in-line with government advice our offices are now closed for face-to-face meetings and all staff are now working from home until further notice.


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Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.

 

If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.

 

If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at law@wilkes.co.uk, or contact your normal point of contact.

 

Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.

 

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