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Chris Ali


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Chris specialises in all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency, recovery and restructuring.

He deals with a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious issues on behalf of company directors, accountants, Insolvency Practitioners, debtors, creditors and financial institutions.

As an experienced commercial property solicitor, Chris’s specific focus is on the property aspects of insolvency and he regularly advises the firm’s clients with their possession, disposal, secured lending and forensic property requirements. He also performs mainstream landlord and tenant and acquisition and disposal work.

Legal Services

Restructuring & Insolvency

Recent Work

  • Burke v Morrison and Povey [2011] EWHC 804 (Ch): Successfully pursuing claims for breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful trading on behalf of the liquidator of Idessa (UK) Limited, resulting in awards within the liquidation of approximately £1.8 million.
  • Re-constituting the title to a complex, previously hived-up, country estate ahead of dealing with all aspects of its £2.78 million sale on behalf one of the proprietors’ trustee in bankruptcy as project leader for the other owners. Awards within the bankruptcy of £425,000.
  • Dealing with the sale of a £4.5 million luxury home on behalf of the proprietor’s trustee in bankruptcy. Work included finalising a lockout agreement with the buyer, negotiating a licence to assign with the Crown as superior landlord, finalising and completing the transactional paperwork, obtaining Forms RX4 from 7 separate charge holders (necessitating an application to the High Court) and procuring security releases from various mortgagees of the property. Awards within the bankruptcy of £242,000.



To contact Chris or for more information…

Call: 0345 634 2609
Mobile: 0788 745 5596
Or email: Send an email


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