Matthew’s company law and partnership practice complements his substantial insolvency practice. He is frequently asked to advise and appear in cases concerning the validity of acts taken by directors, the recoverability of directors’ loans and/or remuneration, the legality of dividends and validity of securities over company assets as well as in claims arising from the sale and purchase of shares. He also has experience of s994 CA2006 petitions as well as acting for and advising court appointed receivers. He has experience in dealing with all aspects of partnership disputes, including the need to appoint receivers over partnership assets.
He is often instructed in matters concerning directors’ duties and has advised and appeared both for and against office holders in a number of multi million pound directors’ misfeasance claims and for and against the government in directors’ disqualification proceedings, having been appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel (Civil) in 2007.