Jessica Williams, Associate
Jessica advises on all contentious and non-contentious aspects of insolvency, working primarily for insolvency practitioners in administrations, liquidations and when appointed as trustees in bankruptcy as well as corporate entities, individuals and lenders.
Jessica provides insolvency advice to both creditors and debtors and has experience dealing with contentious matters involving antecedent recovery actions in both personal and corporate insolvencies, director misfeasance claims and utilisation of Insolvency Act powers to ensure disclosure of delivery up of assets and information to the office holder.
Jessica also acts for creditors and debtors in the enforcement and defence of debts pursued by way of statutory demands and winding up petitions and bankruptcy petitions. She has experience in dealing with applications to set aside statutory demands (both in pursuing and defending such applications), as well as the pursuit of winding up petition proceedings and bankruptcy petitions and the defence of the same.
Jessica is admitted to practice in England and Wales.
- Acting in the administration of Awal Bank in Bahrain, which has in excess of $2 billion of creditor claims
- Making and defending retention of title claims
- Offering ongoing advice to several retailers as to their options with regards to enforcement proceedings being brought by landlords.
- Advising directors of a business (including associated parent companies and subsidiary companies) suffering financial difficulties and considering their insolvency options
- Advising a Liquidator in relation to a claim for wrongful trading and misfeasance
- Acting for a Trustee in Bankruptcy in relation to an application for possession and sale of a bankrupt’s property
- Advising an individual director of a company in liquidation as to his obligations under s236 of the Insolvency Act
- Acting for a creditor in relation to the recovery of funds from a potentially insolvent company
- Acting for an Irish bank in relation to the recovery of funds under a multi-million euro personal guarantee from an individual with a number of properties in England
Commercial rent arrears: what are the latest restrictions on landlords’ remedies this quarter day?
What you need to know for this Quarter Day.
Corporate insolvency changes: what do they mean for landlords and tenants?
The government’s temporary changes to the insolvency rules have been well-publicised within the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act.
Temporary restrictions on winding-up petitions extended until 30 September 2021
As the restrictions are extended, read what it means for you here.
Court clarifies the meaning of “value” within the context of s284 Insolvency Act 1986
Roger and Jess explore the meaning of “value” within the context of s284 of the Insolvency Act 1986 following recent clarification.
WOW - a judgment directors should know about
Jaeger & Peacocks administrations - another sad day for the High Street
You Only Live Once but "NOLO" is the latest market trend for drinkers
Pre-packs repacked in attempt to provide transparency
Presentation of petitions to remain private - further protection for debtor companies affected by COVID-19
Intu goes into administration - even commercial landlords are struggling from the effects of COVID-19
Royal Assent for the Corporate Insolvency & Governance Bill 2020
Crash in car sales figures
Can turnover rent help turn around struggling businesses?
A tenant-friendly time (for now) - no winding up order for defaulting tenant
Fight or Flight time for Virgin Atlantic... is a restructure on the horizon?
Jessica looks at whether a formal insolvency process is on the horizon for the struggling Virgin Atlantic