Jodie regularly appears in the winding up lists, acting on behalf of debtor companies, petitioning and supporting creditors; most recent matters including disputes as to the applicability of the new ‘coronavirus’ test in corporate insolvency. Jodie also has recent experience of winding up companies on the just and equitable ground.
As regards personal insolvency, Jodie frequently represents parties in a range of both routine and contested matters; including in private examinations pursuant to section 366 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
Recent work includes:
- a successful application to extend the period of joint trustees’ interest in a bankrupt’s property to avoid the interest automatically re-vesting in the bankrupt, pursuant to section 283A of the Insolvency Act 1986;
- advising investors as to the recovery of deposits paid in respect of an off-plan development in circumstances where the developer entered into liquidation prior to the commencement of construction;
- advising a debtor subject to an IVA as to its consequences for ongoing proceedings;
- advising a discharged bankrupt as to the duties owed to his former trustee following discharge;
- applications pursuant to section 366 Insolvency Act 1986 requiring delivery up of documentation from third parties relating to a bankrupt’s property portfolio;
- acting in applications for possession and sale, both at first instance and appeal level; and
- advising on and acting in applications to set aside statutory demands, both at first instance and appeal level.
Jodie delivered a talk on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 at Exchange Chambers’ most recent Annual Insolvency Conference; and has had her work on aspects of creditor enforcement in administration and the ‘new’ moratorium published in Sweet & Maxwell’s Insolvency Intelligence.