Members of 4 New Square Chambers are frequently instructed in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious company and insolvency work. Chambers has particular expertise in cases where insolvency and corporate law overlap with the fields of professional liability, civil fraud and commercial litigation.
We have been involved in some of the largest corporate disputes in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division and in foreign and off-shore jurisdictions. Members of chambers are regularly involved in shareholder disputes, unfair prejudice petitions, derivative claims, claims relating to securities, litigation arising out of corporate transactions and matters involving corporate governance and directors’ duties.
We also undertake a variety of contentious insolvency and corporate restructuring. Members of chambers act for and advise companies, private individuals, partnerships, LLPs and insolvency practitioners on all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency including administration, bankruptcy, liquidation, voluntary arrangements, injunctions to restrain presentation/advertisement of winding-up petitions and applications to set aside statutory demands.
We are frequently instructed by office holders to pursue claims for wrongful trading, fraudulent trading, transactions at an undervalue, preferences, and misfeasance. Members of chambers are happy to consider acting on a conditional fee agreement, where appropriate. We have particular experience of defending claims against insolvency practitioners and draw on our considerable expertise in the field of professional liability.
Members also act on all aspects of directors disqualification, including both acting for the Secretary of State (in respect of which a number of our members have been appointed to the Attorney General’s panels) and for directors.