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Richard Drinkwater


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Richard's role is to advise any one of the potential classes of interested parties where a business, or individual, is facing either a stressed, or distressed, financial position.

His principal clients are insolvency practitioners; secured and unsecured creditors and litigation funders. He has also acted for charity trustees, sole traders and company directors.

Richard specialises in contentious cases on behalf of insolvency practitioners, often where there are allegations of fraud, where the aim is to identify, preserve and recover assets on behalf of creditors.

Some key examples of work include:

  • Advising the administrators and administrative receivers of various companies within the Cammell Laird Group of companies.
  • Acting for the trustee in bankruptcy in what is still the leading case on the public sector equality duty in light of a finding that HMRC’s treatment of a disabled woman was discriminatory: Haworth v Cartmel and HMRC [2011] EWHC 36 (Ch)
  • Advising a former professional footballer in defending a claim made by his trustee in bankruptcy against his PFA pension.