Robert is a Consultant in the Restructuring & Insolvency team.
Experienced in advising on contentious insolvency matters covering both corporate and personal cases, Robert also works closely with the Debt Recovery team and regularly represents the interests of clients who are creditors of insolvent debtors.
Robert is particularly well known for his expertise in dealing with the insolvent estates of deceased persons having advised in the leading case of Gavin Palmer deceased and subsequent reported cases. He has lectured extensively on this topic to the insolvency profession.
Regularly acting for insolvency practitioners, Robert also acts for individuals and companies who find themselves working their way through the insolvency process.
Recent examples of how Robert has supported clients include:
- successfully applying to Court for an Order approving an informal Scheme to distribute funds to creditors of a deceased debtor which led to a significantly better outcome than would have been achieved in bankruptcy;
- working for a Liquidator in successfully pursuing a claim for misfeasance against a Director of a company and recovering significant funds for the benefit of creditors; and
- acting for a dissatisfied creditor of a debtor company which had been put into administration in challenging the appointment and obtaining a Winding Up Order which led to substantial claims being successfully brought by the liquidator against the directors.