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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Senior Associate

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Matthew specialises in corporate and personal insolvency, recovery and restructuring, receiving instructions from insolvency practitioners, company directors and individuals. These instructions involve contentious and non-contentious work, with a particular focus on asset recovery. Matthew has also acted on appeals in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.

Legal Services

Insolvency & Corporate Recovery

Recent Work

  • Re J & R Builders (Norwich Limited; Lannagan & Pearson v Kean & Others [2019].  Successful claims against directors, members and a connected company, establishing preferences and misfeasance.
  • Re Pappy Ltd (in liquidation); Hunt v Brighouse [2018] BPIR 1451. Successful claim against a director for manipulating director’s loan account and inter-company balances to prefer himself.
  • Re Sports Management Group Ltd (in Liquidation); Green v Marston and Lochner [2016] All ER (D) 208 (May). Established de facto directorship, despite the relevant individual not being an authorised signatory or having direct access to the company’s bank account.
  • Green v Austin [2014] BPIR 1176. Setting aside a matrimonial Consent Order approved by the Court pre-bankruptcy in ancillary relief proceedings
  • Acting for trustees in bankruptcy challenging divorce settlements.
    Acting for the administrator of a deceased insolvent estate, Matthew successfully challenged trusts and property transfers on the basis of shams and/or transactions defrauding creditors (Section 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986).
  • Claims involving alleged transactions at undervalue, preferences, misfeasance, unlawful dividends and overdrawn director’s loan accounts.
  • Applications for the restoration of dissolved companies to the Register of Companies by Court Order, often involving the reappointment of office-holders.
  • Applications for Administration Orders, and extensions to Administration terms.
  • Advising on the validity of debentures and other charges both registered and unregistered.
  • Petitioning for Winding-up Orders, Bankruptcy Orders and Deceased Persons Insolvency Administration Orders.



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