Serle Court has extensive experience and considerable expertise in all aspects of insolvency litigation, dealing with all manner of problems arising in the course of liquidations, administrations, receiverships, voluntary arrangements and bankruptcies. Members of Chambers also provide a service of no less quality in non-contentious work in relation to both corporate and personal insolvencies. Members regularly advise leading City accountancy firms and insolvency practices.
Serle Court was named by Chambers & Partners as the Insolvency Set of the year in September 2006 at the directory’s Bar Awards. Chambers & Partners commented: "Serle Court deals with a wide spectrum of insolvency cases, from small bankruptcies to large and complex restructurings. It is the set of choice for Customs & Excise when winding up companies in the public interest and appointing provisional liquidators. Its practitioners are described as "extremely bright and able." The set’s award was accompanied by Chambers & Partners’ recognition of the work of Philip Jones QC who was nominated as Insolvency Junior of the year.
Members of chambers have acted in some of the most important insolvency cases in the House of Lords and Court of Appeal in recent years. These include:
- Lehman Brothers International (Europe) v Lehman Brothers Finance and others
- Re Save Group plc (In Liquidation)  Ch 610, CA
- Re Spectrum Plus Ltd (in Liquidation)  2 AC 680, HL
- Re Pantmaenog Timber Co Ltd  1 AC 158, HL
- Re Toshoku Finance UK plc (In Liquidation)  1 WLR 671, HL
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