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TIM MATTHEWSON

Call: 2014   

+44 (0)20 7306 0102tmatthewson@wilberforce.co.uk

Insolvency

Tim has a busy and diverse insolvency practice. He frequently acts for office holders, directors, creditors and insolvent companies.

Recent notable instructions include:

  • Instructed to defend proceedings brought by the liquidators of a company and the assignee of certain claims alleging transfer at undervalue, breach of duties owed as de facto or shadow directors and the provision of negligent advice.
  • Acting as sole counsel for a liquidator to bring misfeasance and wrongful trading claims.
  • Acting to defend claims brought by a trustee in bankruptcy alleging transfers at undervalue and a transaction in defraud of creditors.
  • Appearing on behalf of administrators to terminate an administration and seek ancillary relief.
  • Acting as sole counsel in an application for an injunction to restrain the presentation of a winding up petition based on a claimed debt of £1 million.
  • Appearing in applications under s.366 of the Insolvency Act.
  • Advising about proof of a debt in a bankruptcy.
  • Acting on behalf of creditors to oppose an administration application.
  • Acting on behalf of a trustee in bankruptcy to bring a claim for US$25 million.
  • Advising the directors of a company in administration.
  • Acting for a company in a claim against a former director relating to the circumstances in which it was placed into administration.