Rory Barrett
      • Rory Barrett
      • Director (HCB Solicitors Ltd)
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    Rory Barrett

    Director (HCB Solicitors Ltd)

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Business and asset sales / purchases
    • Anti-avoidance claims on behalf of office holders and asset realisation
    • Bankruptcy involving possession and sale / charging order applications
    • Bankruptcy annulment applications
    • Section 216 / 217 procedures to re-use company names
    • Defending directors and individuals from office holder claims
    • Director disqualification proceedings and CDDA 1986 s.17 applications
    • General advice and assistance for office holders in relation to technical queries in administrations, liquidations, bankruptcies and voluntary arrangements.

    Education and Qualifications:

    • Qualified as a Solicitor in 2008
    • Degree in Law & German, University of Birmingham
    • Legal Practice Course, College of Law - Birmingham

    Background and Experience:

    • Experience in insolvency matters since 2006 
    • Specialism in both corporate transactional work, typically arising out of administrations
    • Handles a wide range of contentious assignments on behalf of both insolvency practitioners and directors/individuals, often involving allegations of misfeasance, preferences and transactions at an undervalue.   

    Joined HCB

    • March 2011

    Approach

    Rory is well respected for his wide ranging knowledge of insolvency law and his commercial approach to insolvency matters.  

    Focus

    Acting predominantly for office holders, Rory has a particular specialism in transactional work, typically arising out of administrations. He also handles a wide range of contentious assignments on behalf of both insolvency practitioners and directors/individuals, often involving allegations of misfeasance, preferences and transactions at an undervalue.   He receives regular instructions on behalf of business owners to validate the re-use of an insolvent company’s name.

    Employment History

    • Director – HCB Solicitors
    • Associate – HCB Solicitors
    • Solicitor – HCB Solicitors
    • Solicitor – The Wilkes Partnership
    • Trainee Solicitor – The Wilkes Partnership

    Languages:

    • German speaker

    Case studies and Experience:

    • Rory handled an unusual appeal to the Court of Appeal against a winding-up order, involving a substantial construction dispute.

    • Rory dealt with a complex application for permission for leave to act as a director under Section 216 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

    • Rory has acted on various high value sales by insolvency practitioners of various businesses as going concerns.

     

    • Much-praised new Director. Rory is very knowledgeable with excellent commercial awareness.