Jamie advises on a wide range of corporate and personal insolvency matters, both contentious and non-contentious. He acts for insolvency practitioners, secured and unsecured creditors, lenders, borrowers, shareholders, directors of insolvent companies, litigation funders and claims purchasers, and private individuals. Jamie has experience dealing with administrations, liquidations, receiverships, and bankruptcies for a variety of clients, including several matters with cross-border elements affecting the United States, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. Jamie has particular experience in complex insolvency litigation and often acts on matters of substantial value, involving claims for hundreds of millions of US dollars.
Jamie’s contentious work encompasses the full range of insolvency disputes, including antecedent transactions, negligence and tax avoidance, directors’ misfeasance, fraud, investigations, and asset recovery. His non-contentious work involves acting for insolvency practitioners on advisory matters and the sale of businesses and assets, as well as advising directors, shareholders, creditors and other stakeholders on their rights and obligations from an insolvency perspective.
Jamie is admitted to practice in England and Wales, and holds the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency qualification.
- Acted on the high-profile insolvency of Greensill Limited, including in respect of litigation in the United States and England.
- Advised on a successful dispute with a sovereign state in respect of the alleged misappropriation of assets worth hundreds of millions of US dollars.
- Acted on a substantial professional negligence and dishonest assistance claim against a professional services firm in relation to an alleged fraud.
- Advised office-holders on the insolvent sales of the business and assets of a number of companies, including a chain of health-food stores and a national retailer.
- Acted on the recovery of large loans, on behalf of a multi-national bank, against individuals based offshore.
- Acted for a liquidator, in the case of Brown v Bashir  EWHC 337 (Ch), in relation to bringing significant claims against former directors for misfeasance and breach of directors’ duties.
- Advised the trustees in bankruptcy of a multi-million pound bankruptcy estate in relation to various claims including antecedent transactions with cross-border elements.
- Acted for receivers appointed over a substantial London property, owned by an offshore trust, in respect of the recovery of millions of pounds of outstanding borrowings.
- Advised on one of the first English insolvencies of a cryptocurrency exchange.