| Call 2004
Christopher has extensive experience of a wide range of company work and has acted on behalf of a range of government departments, including the Registrar of Companies, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the Official Receiver and the Attorney General; shareholders; directors; creditors; corporations; and individuals.
His experience includes:
- Re Caledonian Commodities Ltd; Re Caledonian Ltd  EWHC 2854 (Ch);  All ER (D) 89 (Nov) acting for the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy seeking the winding up of Caledonian Commodities Ltd and Caledonian Ltd in the public interest on the basis they had had mis-sold investments, including precious metals, carbon credits, rare earth metals and coloured diamonds, to members of the public;
- Taylor v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills  EWHC 1953 (Ch);  2 BCLC 350 acting for Mr Taylor seeking to reduce the period of a disqualification undertaking given by him pursuant to section 8A of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986. Only the second reported application under such section;
- all aspects of directors’ disqualification, including acting for the Secretary of State/Official Receiver and defendant directors; permission to act applications under both sections 11 and 17; appeals; and claims asserting personal liability for a company’s debts as a result of acting in breach of a disqualification;
- advising a group of approximately 200 claimants in respect of the impact of the T&N/Federal-Mogul restructuring and their rights in respect of the trusts established as part of such restructuring;
- acting for a broker on its applications for late registration of a number of charges granted by different companies which secured several million pounds of lending by its clients;
- advising as to the impact of the UK Coal restructuring;
- acting on behalf of a Plc in a dispute as to the legal and beneficial ownership of 40 million of its shares;
- advising a wife who had obtained a substantial award in matrimonial proceedings as to whether she could enforce such award against various assets owned by offshore trusts and foreign registered companies believed to be connected with her former husband;
- advising HMRC as to the relationship between the provisions in the Insolvency Act 1986 as to the ending of administration and the court’s power to restore a company.