Legal 500


4KBW Insolvency Law Specialists

Members of Chambers are experienced in acting for creditors (secured and unsecured) and appear regularly in the Chancery Division and Companies Court of the Royal Courts of Justice.

Our expertise includes:

  • Administration
  • Liquidation
  • Asset Tracing and recovery
  • Bankruptcy
  • Cross Border
  • Winding up petitions
  • Company and Individual Voluntary Arrangements


In addition, through our knowledge of Insolvency law this often provides clients with valuable assistance in other Commercial, Banking & Finance and Negligence cases.

Notable Cases Include

  • Companies Court (2012): Applications for orders restraining presentation of winding up petitions on the basis that statutory demands were not debts or liabilities owed by the applicants to the petitioner.
  • Suisse Security Bank & Trust Ltd (In Liquidation): Bahamas Supreme Court. Advising in several litigations in liquidation of company incorporated in The Bahamas, with assets in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Re: Hartmayes (in liquidation), Companies Court, Chancery Division High Court: Represented liquidator in proceedings against company Director, including Private Examination and Arrest Warrant.
  • Advised German Creditors of an insolvent German timber trader on the Merits of a claim to recover fees and charges for timber storage in the port of Dubai under English law.
  • Hellas Telecommunications (Luxembourg) II S.C.A, Chancery division – Companies Court / Tribunal D’Arrondissement (Luxembourg), Europe’s biggest pre-pack administration, which left creditors €1.5bn (£1.1bn) out of pocket and pursuant to initial English advice we filed for 985 mil € in Luxembourg.
  • F.E.E. EUROPE LIMITED, Companies Court, cross border merger.
  • SANKO LINE, cross border administration


The Team

Lawrence Power called 1995

Jerome Wilcox called 1989

Samuel Jarman called 1989

Christopher Loxton called 2009

Christopher Hanges called 2010

Matthew Gillett called 2015