Adrian is a Partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency team.
Adrian advises on contentious insolvency matters and commercial debt collection, supporting insolvency practitioners, businesses and individuals.
His expertise lies in investigating the reasons for a company’s failure and identifying any potential claims that can be pursued through the Courts for the benefit of the company’s creditors; to include investigating the conduct of directors; antecedent transactions; frauds such as Ponzi and pyramid schemes; and tracing assets in multiple jurisdictions.
He is experienced in trust and property issues arising in the context of bankruptcy; investigating the extent of bankrupt’s interest in a property; and realising that interest for the benefit of the bankrupt’s creditors.
Recent examples of how Adrian has supported clients include:
- successfully applying to the court to place a company in administration on the basis of a debt, despite the debt being disputed;
- obtaining a six-figure judgment for the liquidators of a building company in a claim against father and son directors for diverting the proceeds of property sales to a connected company;
- successfully negotiating settlements on behalf of the directors of a financial services company in claims against them by liquidators for illegal dividends, overdrawn loan accounts and misfeasance; and
- securing the release of the majority of a rent deposit for the liquidators of a leisure company.