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Tina is a recognised expert in the insolvency field (both corporate and personal) and has extensive experience (both of an advocacy and advisory nature) of most insolvency matters.
Experience and Expertise
Her experience includes the following:
- administrative and other receivers
- individual and corporate voluntary arrangements
- Statutory demands, winding up petitions and bankruptcy petitions
- Matters arising during the course of winding up and bankruptcy, including, preferences, transactions at undervalue, misfeasance, wrongful trading, examinations, proprietary claims and so forth
- Directors’ disqualification
Cases and Work of Note
- Stonewood Communications BV v 9 Miles Down: acted for the liquidator in relation to appeals against a judgment obtained for wrongful trading and other relief (now settled) and claims against the liquidator for misfeasance which, as a result of an order she obtained, have now been struck out. (2012)
- Re M F Global UK Limited: advising a creditor on its rights in relation to complex issues arising in the M F Global administration. (2012)
21st Century Lifts Limited: obtained a dismissal of a winding-up petition brought by HMRC for alleged unpaid taxes and obtaining indemnity costs against them. (2012)
- Re Caremark Properties Limited: acted for creditors of the company and persuaded the court that her clients’ nominated administrators should be appointed instead of the administrators nominated by the applicant. (2012)
- Re Contracts Recruitments Limited: acting for the liquidator in a wrongful trading claim against two directors which raises complex issues. It is unusual in the sense that there is not much background information and it depends to a large extent on an analysis of the accounts of the company and a connected partnership. (2012)
- Marvin Gittins v SERCO Home Affairs  EWHC 651: acted on a pro bono basis for a bankrupt who was appealing against an order made on the application of Serco Home Affairs that his bankruptcy be annulled. The case raised important issues about how Serco was seeking to enforce costs orders obtained against prisoners, which it was trying to use to prevent prisoners from making themselves bankrupt.
- Re Johannes Paulus Breytenbrach & Lenz Clarissa Breytenbrach: acted for the trustee in bankruptcy in relation to an opposed application for the suspension of the bankrupts’ discharge, which she obtained. (2012)
- Re Robert Hodge: represented the trustees in bankruptcy in relation to applications against third parties for information and the production of documentation under section 366 of the Insolvency Act 1986. (2012)
- In the matter of Stanleybet UK Investments Limited (“SUKI”)  EWHC 1732 (Ch): acted for a creditor of SUKI, which was owed about €26.55 million. There were 5 urgent applications made, including applications for (a) an interim manager (b) injunctive relief and (c) an administration order, where the argument centred around who should be appointed as administrator (led by Lexa Hilliard QC).
- Re Jane Rebecca Ong: represents a substantial creditor in the iva of Jane Ong. The case involves a novel question of law relating to set-off and difficult issues of construction of the iva relating to whether or not there has been a valid extension. Additional proceedings in Singapore required liaising with the Singapore lawyers in order to try and achieve the client’s objectives in both jurisdictions. (2011)
- National Westminster Bank plc v Msaada Group  EWHC 3423: acted for the bank, which was owed over £5 million by Msaada Group. The case is a well known one following the Minmar decision on whether the failure to give notice of an intention to appoint an administrator on one of the persons prescribed by paragraph 26(2) of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 19896 and IR 2.20 invalidated the appointment
- Barclays Bank v James Emmauel Kwabena Safo: acted for the bank, which was owed over £3m by Mr. Safo. Although the bank had security over Mr. Safo’s properties and could have appointed a receiver over them out of court, in order to obtain a better realisation of those assets, Tina applied for a court appointed receiver over these assets and also over additional assets which were not covered by the bank’s security. Afterwards she represented the receivers on various applications, including an application to obtain permission to sell the assets, which were the subject of the receivership order. (2011)