Viewing: Insolvency for Adam Porte

Adam has a busy general commercial practice and is regularly instructed in personal and corporate insolvency proceedings acting on behalf of both creditors and debtors.
Adam appears regularly in the County Court and High Court at all stages of insolvency proceedings including applications related to statutory demands, interim injunctions, bankruptcy and winding up petitions.
Alongside his court practice, Adam is regularly instructed to draft pleadings and provide advice both on points of law and procedural issues. Prior to coming to Chambers, Adam worked at the Financial Conduct Authority for five years giving him a particular expertise in matters relating to regulation of financial services.
Recent work
Advised the Joint Liquidators of a company placed into Members’ Voluntary Liquidation in relation to an appeal made by a purported creditor pursuant to Rule 14.8 of the Insolvency Rules.
Represented the Respondent in the High Court opposing an application for an injunction restraining the advertisement a winding up petition. Successfully argued, reversing the court’s decision at the initial hearing, that the court’s powers in relation to granting such an injunction ought not to apply in the circumstances.
Secured a bankruptcy order against a debtor after a number of appeals, and successfully argued for the imposition of a Civil Restraint Order.
Advised and drafted pleadings in relation to the regulatory status of an unregulated loan product entered into by a debtor.
Advised a pension product holder in relation to a proposed claim against a SIPP operator for regulatory breaches after the underlying investment firm were wound up. Successfully secured contested bankruptcy and winding up petitions.
Awards
Inner Temple exhibition scholarship for GDL and BPTC
Inner Temple Davis Prize for Advocacy, Winner, 2016
Memberships
Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Qualifications
BPTC, BPP University, London
GDL, BPP University, London
BA(Hons) History, University of Sheffield