Joel is experienced in corporate insolvency, and regularly appears for petitioners, debtor companies, and supporting creditors in the winding-up lists. He is happy to handle more complicated petitions, including where debts are disputed, where there are multi-handed applications for substitution, or for the moving of companies from CVL into compulsory liquidation in factually sensitive circumstances.
Joel has appeared in the High Court to restrain the notification of a winding-up petition valued at £1.2 million involving allegations of a large-scale tax fraud.
In personal insolvency, Joel acts for both creditors and debtors at bankruptcy hearings, both routine and complex. In particular, he has appeared in the High Court responding to an injunction to restrain the disposition of real property alleged to be at an undervalue against a number of both individual and corporate respondents based in both England & Wales and Seychelles.
Joel also advises on applications under the Insolvency Act 1986, including validation orders and adjustments of prior transactions, in both personal and corporate contexts.