Michael is a senior executive in the litigation and insolvency team at Healys LLP and has more than 20 years’ experience in advising on a broad range of litigation and insolvency matters with particular expertise in personal insolvency.
Michael is currently acting on a long running application under section 339 and 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986 to set aside a series of transactions at an undervalue.
Michael also acts for claimants in relation to general litigation matters in both the County Court and High Court and also on enforcement of judgments. In addition, he is regularly instructed to act on behalf of substantial commercial clients in relation to debt recovery actions.
The realisation of assets including transactions at undervalue and preference claims;
Applications on behalf of Trustee for possession and sale;
Income Payments Order;
Petitioning on failed Individual Voluntary Arrangements (“IVA”), companies Arrangements (“CVA’s”), Partnership Arrangements (“PVA’s”);
Disputed petitions, restraining advertisement of winding up petitions;
Applications to suspend, bankrupt’s discharge and interim suspension orders;
Redirecting bankrupt’s post under section 371 of the Insolvency Act 1986;
Application to annul bankruptcy orders;
Recovery of director’s loan account;
Director’s disqualification proceedings;
After acquired property applications;
Extending the period of administration;
Suspending dissolution dates, section 201 of the Insolvency Act 1986;
Private examinations under section 236 and 336 of The Insolvency Act 1986; and
General and extended Civil Restraint Orders.
Several of Michael’s reported cases includes the following:
R&S Fire and Security Services Limited V Fire Defence PLC  EWHC 4222(CH) concerning interim payment applications.
Peterkin -v- London Borough of Merton and another (acting for Trustee in bankruptcy)  EWHC 376  BPIR 388.
Nicholls v Lan  EWHC 1255(CH)
Holtham v Kelmanson  EWHC 2588 (CH)
Kong and another v Inland Revenue and others  ALL ER (D) 146 (APR)