David Williams

Call 2014

dwilliams@exchangechambers.co.uk

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Insolvency

David was called to the bar in 2014 and became a tenant at Exchange Chambers following the completion of his pupillage under David Mohyuddin QC. David has a broad insolvency practice and is experienced in the following areas:

  • Personal bankruptcy matters, including Bankruptcy Petitions and Applications to Set-Aside Statutory Demands
  • Corporate insolvency matters, including Winding-up Petitions and Applications to Set-Aside
  • Orders for Sale by the Trustee in Bankruptcy
  • Administration Applications and Applications for an extension of an Administrator’s term of office
  • Advising officeholders generally

David’s clients include banks, insolvency practitioners, multi-national corporations and small businesses. He has an excellent rapport with solicitors and clients. He is considered to be thorough in his preparation, hard-working and good on his feet.

David’s recent work includes:

  • Acting for a Petitioning Creditor in a case to determine whether the “Coronavirus Test” under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 had been satisfied.
  • Acting for the Liquidators in a case dealing with allegations of misfeasance in relation to an overdrawn director’s loan account.
  • Acting for the Liquidators in the appeal of a rejection of a proof, said to be worth in excess of £3,000,000.
  • Acting for the Trustee in Bankruptcy in Order for Sale proceedings, where the wife of the bankrupt alleged to have equity in the property.
  • Acting for the Supervisor of a CVA in a case involving challenges to the Supervisor’s valuation decisions. The case involved allegations that the creditors were connected.
  • David was led by Mark Cawson QC in a matter concerning the recovery of sums due under a high value loan facility against a former bankrupt.
  • Defending an application to set aside a statutory demand made on the basis that the debtor had offered security for the debt, which had been unreasonably refused by the creditor.
  • Acting for both creditors and debtors in relation to injunctions to restrain the notification of winding up petitions.
  • David regularly appears for both creditors and debtors in matters determining whether there is a genuine and substantial dispute.