Viewing: Insolvency for Emma Williams

Emma is recognised as one of the leading professionals in Chancery, Probate, Property and Construction in the Midlands. Amongst her practice, Emma also specialises in Insolvency matters.
Emma has experience across a breadth of insolvency work. Emma is particularly experienced in acting on behalf of creditors and liquidators in both corporate and personal insolvency matters.
Her experience ranges from uncontested bankruptcy and winding up petitions to more involved, and challenging, matters including allegations of misfeasance and/or breach of duty against company directors under, inter alia, section 212 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
Emma is also familiar with matters engaging sections 197 – 214 of the Companies Act 2006.
Emma has dealt with applications under sections 234 and 236 to get in company property and compel a person to provide information. In addition she has handled more general applications for disclosure by a non-party.
Emma is well versed in applications to set aside statutory demands. Emma has handled a range of smaller, but no less important, applications including applications to restore companies to the register, to rescind winding up orders and to stay winding up proceedings.
Emma has a tenacious and robust approach, with a painstaking attention to detail. She looks forward to receiving instructions across the breadth of insolvency law.
Before being called to the Bar, Emma read English Literature at the University of Bristol where she graduated with First Class honours and was ranked first in her year. She was awarded scholarships to complete her legal studies, awards during her studies, and, most recently, has been nominated for Junior Professional of the Year twice.
Recent work includes:
Representing a liquidator in a claim encompassing s 212 of the IA 1986 and ss 197 – 214 of the Companies Act 2006, Application by an ex-director for non-party disclosure within the context of proceedings under s 212 of the 1986 Act, General winding up and bankruptcy applications representing creditors, companies and debtors, Drafting applications and advising on procedural requirements for a variety of applications.
Ranked Tier 2 in Chancery, Probate and Tax.
Legal 500 2023
Ranked Tier 2 in Property and Construction.
Legal 500 2023
Ranked Tier 1 in Chancery, Probate and Tax.
Legal 500 2022
Ranked Tier 2 in Property and Construction.
Legal 500 2022
‘She provides detailed and considered advice.’
Legal 500 2021 (Ranked Tier 1 in Chancery, Probate and Tax)
From Wolverhampton Law Society: Highly Commended Finalist Junior Professional of the Year 2016, Finalist Junior Professional of the Year 2017
From Inner Temple: Frank and Burris Gahan Scholar, Exhibition Award, Duke of Edinburgh Award
From the Bar Council: Bar Council Law Reform Essay Competition, Second Prize
From the College of Law: No5 Plea in Mitigation Competition; Negotiation Competition;
From the University of Bristol: The Savage Prize, for best overall performance, Dean’s List, Ross Turnbull Prize
From the University of Oxford: Oxford University Access Essay Competition, Second Prize
University of Bristol, First Class BA (Hons), English – ranked first in year
The College of Law, LLB, Upper second, Law
The College of Law, Bar Professional Training Course, Very Competent
The College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law, Commendation
Press and Media
‘Credit where credit is due: reforming a benefit recipient’s first right of appropriation’, Costs in Focus, 2013, Lyons Davidson, Contributor

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