Jo is a Partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency team.
A corporate insolvency specialist with a focus on administrations and company voluntary arrangements, she provides advice on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Her experiences includes advising on property issues, employees, Retention of Title (ROT) and priority of charges. She also has considerable experience of contentious insolvency supporting Insolvency Practitioners in the recovery of assets and pursuit of claims for antecedent transactions and misfeasance.
In addition, she manages pre-pack sales aiding the smooth facilitation of the transaction within the sale window. Her role includes gaining agreement from all parties involved, negotiating lease exits where property is involved and ensuring that clarity is achieved across all parties.
Clients range from insolvency practitioners, company directors and private individuals. Including Armstrong Watson LLP, FRP Advisory Trading Limited, Mazars LLP and Wilson Field Limited.
Recent examples of how Jo has supported clients include:
- working with Joint Administrators of a print and communications company which operated from 3 sites. The company was sold immediately upon going into administration as a going concern for consideration of £1.5 million. The sale preserved jobs of 60 staff members of the company;
- supporting Joint Liquidators of a company in recovering £600,000 from the former directors in an action for misfeasance; and
- working with Joint Liquidators of a substantial property development company with assets totalling £10m in value, to undertake various property transfers and providing advice in relation to overage agreements, novation agreements, disclaimers and complex issues in connection with FCA authorisation.