Adrian is a Partner in the Restructuring & 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.