Peter is a partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency Team. He qualified in 1998 having completed his training with the firm. Peter has a wealth of corporate and personal insolvency experience acting for both private and public sector clients.

Peter acts for insolvency practitioners specialising in investigations and litigation in cases involving misfeasance, fraud and other misconduct.

Peter is a member of the team which acts for The Insolvency Service, an executive agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in relation to a range of public interest work. This includes public interest winding up proceedings against live companies and the investigation and disqualification of directors of insolvent companies under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.

Experience

Examples of experience include advising:

  • Insolvency practitioners in relation to complex forensic investigations into the affairs of both companies and individuals in the period leading up to formal insolvency, often involving serious fraud, and pursuing a range of recovery strategies - including court proceedings and injunctions – to maximise recoveries for creditors
  • The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in relation to public interest winding up proceedings against companies engaged in objectionable business practices, such as scams involving the sale of worthless 'investments' to members of the public (including urgent applications for the appointment of a Provisional Liquidator)
  • Insolvency Practitioners and working in conjunction with HM Revenue & Customs in relation to companies and individuals involved in tax avoidance schemes and serious tax fraud
  • The Official Receiver and the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in relation to the investigation and disqualification of directors of insolvent companies which have been involved in fraud and other misconduct
  • Insolvency Practitioners in relation to their investigations into insolvent education providers.

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