Commercial and Insolvency Law

Our commercial barristers have particular expertise in the fields of commercial finance, asset recovery and insolvency. All of our members have significant advocacy experience, coupled with sound knowledge of the key issues in business and industry.

Our Expertise

By combining a broad and deep understanding of the law with a firm grasp of the realities of business, we provide excellent results for our clients. Whether a case is complex or straightforward, we never lose sight of commercial sensitivities.

The Head of the Commercial Team is Simon Mills, who is ranked for his expertise in commercial litigation and edits two of the leading specialist law publications. Our junior members have substantial advocacy experience, and are accustomed to dealing with commercial matters across the spectrum of our expertise. This range of experience enables us to provide clients with an expert and cost-effective service.

We specialise in the following core areas:

  • Factoring and invoice discounting.
  • Bankruptcy.
  • Corporate insolvency and restructuring (including voluntary and compulsory liquidation, administration, administrative receivership and the appointment of Law of Property Act 1925 receiver).
  • Trade finance and the sale of goods.
  • Credit and securities.
  • Directors’ and fiduciaries duties.
  • Civil fraud and tracing.
  • Enforcement against land.

Our Clients

Most of our cases come through solicitors, although in some situations we can work with companies and members of the public directly. Please contact our clerks or visit the Public Access page for further information. If you or your client would like advice on a particular matter, contact our clerks on 020 7815 3200 for a no-obligation chat. They will be happy to recommend an appropriate barrister to help you.

 

Seminars

We arrange seminars for professional clients to help illuminate different areas of law. These are accredited by the Law Society and the Bar Council for continuing professional development. We are also engaged by MBL Seminars Ltd to provide the speakers for their courses on factoring and invoice discounting.

We are happy to create tailored training events for existing and prospective clients. If you would like to discuss bespoke training options, please contact David Portch, our senior clerk.

Specialist Barristers

Our senior barristers are among the most experienced in the UK and edit some of the leading specialist publications. Our hand-picked junior members deal with matters involving commercial law on a daily basis. This range of experience enables us to provide clients with a service that is both expert and cost-effective.

To view profiles of our team members, including their individual areas of expertise, please click on the profiles below.

For all enquires please contact our senior clerk, David Portch, and his team at

E: clerks@fivepaper.com, T: +44 (0)20 7815 3200