Insolvency has swiftly become Jodie’s main area of practice.
Jodie’s work covers all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency, whether routine or contested, at both first instance and appeal level. She also frequently appears in the applications list of the High Court.
Her Court, drafting and advisory experience in insolvency litigation is wide-ranging and includes:
- asset recovery;
- wrongful trading, fraudulent trading, misfeasance, transactions defrauding creditors, preference claims, transactions at an undervalue;
- urgent applications to restrain the presentation and advertisement of winding up petitions;
- contested winding up and bankruptcy petitions;
- section 127 claims and validation order applications;
- vesting order applications;
- disputes between office holders;
- office-holder remuneration applications;
- distribution applications;
- discharge applications;
- administration applications/ extensions (including retrospective extensions);
- challenges to debtors’ bankruptcy applications;
- disputes as to a bankrupt’s ownership of property;
- prohibited name (section 216) applications;
- director disqualification proceedings;
- private examinations;
- challenges to the approval of voluntary arrangements;
- applications to set aside statutory demands;
- bankruptcy annulment applications under both limbs of section 282(1);
- applications for possession and sale;
- applications to extend the period of office holders’ interests in a bankrupt’s residential dwelling to avoid its automatic revesting.
Though, of course, she is happy to accept instructions at any stage, Jodie’s strong advisory practice means she regularly deals with matters from start to finish. Where required, Jodie enjoys working closely with instructing solicitors and office holders; and often provides informal advice on merits and tactics as litigation develops.
Jodie has had her work on aspects of creditor enforcement in administration published in Sweet & Maxwell’s Insolvency Intelligence; and is a regular feature in the LexisNexis Corporate Rescue and Insolvency Journal.