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John has particular expertise in insolvency work.

Notable cases include:

  • Pillar Denton v Game Retail [2014] EWCA Civ 180 – on the extent to which rent is recoverable as an expense of the administration
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  • Amble Assets v Longbenton Foods [2011] EWHC 3774 (Ch) – which concerned a proprietary claim for the return of an unreasonably high deposit paid to a company in administration, the scope of the rule in ex parte James and the effect of Schedule B1 paragraph 99 of the Insolvency Act 1986
  • Sunberry Properties v Innovate Logistics [2008] EWHC 2450 (Ch) – concerning the grounds upon which leave should be granted to commence proceedings against a company in administration.

During the COVID-19 pandemic he was heavily involved in advising on issues arising out of CVA proposals. He is a contributor to Nolan & Smith (eds): Company Voluntary Arrangements: Law and Practice (OUP, forthcoming).