Viewing: Insolvency for Yasmin Yasseri

Yasmin advises and represents parties involved in proceedings issued under the Insolvency Act 1986. Regularly appearing in the winders court, Yasmin has experience representing both petitioning creditors and debtor companies. She is familiar with the full range of connected issues such as applications to set aside statutory demands, injunctions to restrain, substitution of petitioning creditors, supervening applications for administration orders and applications for annulment.
Yasmin is commonly instructed by IPs and debtors in antecedent transaction claims involving transactions at an undervalue (section 339), preferences (section 340), transactions defrauding creditors (section 423) and void dispositions (section 284).
In addition to substantial experience of multi-day trials in both the High Court and the County Court, Yasmin is regularly instructed to provide written advice at the pre-issue stage, through every stage of litigation, including settlement at FDR and/or mediation.
Examples of recent instructions include
- Representation at hearing of preliminary issue as to proper service of insolvency proceedings
- Representation at hearing centred around an allegation that the creditor had unreasonably refused an offer to secure and compound a debt (section 271)
- Drafting documents on behalf of trustee in bankruptcy in relation to an alleged transaction at undervalue and/or preference
- Advice and representation in a case where a winding up petition was alleged to have pursued for improper purposes (section 266)
- Challenge to Trustee’s costs
Further Experience
After graduating from Cambridge University in Law, Yasmin went on to achieve an LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law from King’s College, London.
Yasmin’s experiences in law are multifaceted. She spent a year working as a paralegal in the Dispute Resolution department at Slaughter and May and gained considerable experience of the pre-trial preparatory stage of litigation, with particular emphasis on disclosure, in so doing. At the other end of the process, Yasmin has gained valuable knowledge working in the Court of Appeal as a judicial assistant to Lord Justice Latham and Lord Justice Sedley. These experiences enable Yasmin to effectively relate specialist knowledge as a member of a legal team that fully incorporates both professional and lay client.
Yasmin was appointed as Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel) in October 2012.
“She combines a keen eye for detail with a willingness to go the extra mile.”
Legal 500 2020
“She has excellent analytical skills and a real eye for detail. She communicates with clients very well in conference and they are quickly put at ease by her friendly manner but no-nonsense approach to their case.”
Chambers UK 2020
“Recommended for shareholders’ disputes.”
Legal 500 2019
“She has an incredible eye for detail”
Legal 500 2017
Notable Cases
Re Diamond Hangar Ltd [2019] EWHC 224 (Ch)
Lisa Walton and Thomas Walton v Shan Allman [2015] EWHC 3325 (Ch)
Michael Hunt v HMRC [2014] UKFTT 1094 (TC)
SafetyNet Security v Freedom Security and Coppage [2013] EWCA Civ 1176 and [2012] EWHC B11
Inner Temple
MA (Hons)(Cantab) Law
LLM (Lond) Company and Commercial Law

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