The contentious insolvency team is headed up by Louise Brittain and is based in our London and Egham offices.

We specialise in recovering the proceeds of fraudulent, criminal, contentious and improper activity by individuals or companies.

The Insolvency Act and the Proceeds of Crime Act provide us with extensive powers for the search and recovery of stolen or misappropriated assets. Used in conjunction with our considerable expertise in both domestic and international asset tracing, we have acted on many high-profile cases and are recognised experts in this particular field.

We regularly act for both the victims of fraudulent and criminal activity, as well as various government departments involved in recovering such funds.

We also act in an advisory capacity, helping other stakeholders who may be involved in these matters. We work with our clients to develop strategies that help them achieve the best outcome.

The cases we act on usually involve high levels of litigation, and we are also able to offer expert witness or forensic support should it be required.

We have also acted on numerous high profile cases, particularly in the personal insolvency arena, and are used to dealing with the particular challenges they present.

Our contentious insolvency team undertake appointments such as:

  • Provisional liquidator.

  • Compulsory and voluntary liquidator.

  • Trustee in bankruptcy.

  • Trustee of insolvent deceased estates.

  • Replacement liquidator or trustee.

  • Court receiver.

  • Interim receiver.

  • Enforcement, management or interim receiver under POCA.

Please contact louise.brittain@wilkinskennedy.com for more information or assistance.