Jonathan French

Call 1997

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Jonathan’s insolvency practice encompasses all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency and restructuring, acting both for office holders and individuals/ companies. Jonathan is recognised for being approachable and for giving clear advice.

His insolvency practice extends to:

  • Administrations
  • Voluntary arrangements
  • Liquidations
  • Bankruptcy
  • Directors’ disqualifications
  • Transactions at an undervalue
  • Misfeasance
  • Preferences

Insolvency Cases

Advising and appearing upon employment claims against Kids Co.

Successfully representing IP in disclosure application regarding 2 failed IVAs

Defeating claim by liquidator for debts allegedly owed by company director

Advising upon £800K claim against insolvent partnership

Advising upon IPO against high-profile celebrity

Kaye v South Oxfordshire District Council and another [2013] EWHC 4165 (Ch), [2014] All ER (D) 134 (Jan)

Successfully appearing on behalf of high profile Leeds property developer in bankruptcy proceedings

Appearing on behalf of leading insolvency practitioners on successful High Court appeal

Advising on dissolution of multi-million pound property development partnership

Advising upon restoration of company to the Company Registry inNevis

Appearing on behalf of a city council on bankruptcy proceedings to enforce High Court costs award against a leading Harrogate businesswoman