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Henry Clappison

Henry Clappison


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"Henry has recently assisted me on a number of contentious insolvency appointments and has provided a first class service."
(Natalie Hughes, Insolvency Practitioner at Debtfocus Business Recovery & Insolvency Ltd)

Henry Clappison is a specialist in contentious insolvency matters, he mainly acts for Insolvency Practitioners in bringing claims under the Insolvency Act 1986 and Companies Act 2006. These include transaction at an undervalue claims, preference claims, wrongful trading claims, unlawful dividend claims and misfeasance claims. He provides an expert legal view, but also takes into account your commercial considerations.

Henry also advises in defending claims bought by Insolvency Practitioners and has expertise in providing advice with regards to the re-use of prohibited names. In addition to the above, Henry is familiar with both the bankruptcy and administration procedures and often brings claims on behalf of both trustees and administrators.

Henry is listed as a Recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 (2019 Edition).

Legal Services

Restructuring & Insolvency

As well as bringing substantive claims, Henry also advises Insolvency Practitioners in respect of other insolvency matters. These include obtaining co-operation from directors and bankrupts, recession and annulment applications, and contested applications made by creditors to remove liquidators.

Recent Work

  • Advising a liquidator on an application bought against former joint receivers seeking the delivery up of the company’s papers and records in their possession and control. Re. Corporate Jet Realisations Ltd (2015) EWHC 221 (Ch).
  • Advising a liquidator in respect of a preference claim – the claim was settled just prior to the final hearing with the director agreeing to satisfy the claim in full plus costs.
  • Advising a liquidator on an application brought by a creditor seeking his removal from office. The application was dismissed by court, with an order that the creditor pay the liquidator’s costs in full.


To contact Henry or for more information…

Call: 0345 634 2571
Mobile: 0792 027 2045
Or email: Send an email



“Henry has recently assisted me on a number of contentious insolvency appointments and has provided a first class service. I find Henry to be thorough yet commercial, easy to get hold of, and always willing to go the extra mile to get the right result. He has a good blend of technical expertise and commercial awareness and is clearly very experienced in acting for liquidators seeking to recover funds for the benefit of creditors. I would be happy to recommend Henry’s services to anyone.”

(Natalie Hughes, Insolvency Practitioner, Debtfocus Business Recovery & Insolvency Ltd)

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