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Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Judgment in Re BHS Group Ltd

The High Court has given judgment in Re BHS Group Ltd, the case brought by liquidators of certain BHS companies against former directors. The court has, in a rare step, found two former directors liable for wrongful trading.

The liquidators claimed over £160m from four of the former directors. Trial proceeded against two of those: Mr Henningson and Mr Chandler.

The court found that those two directors should have concluded that there was no reasonable prospect of avoiding insolvent liquidation or administration by 8 September 2015, some 7 months before the companies were in fact put into administration. They will each be ordered to contribute £6.5 million to the companies’ assets.

The claim against Mr Smith, the non-executive director of BHS Group Limited for whom Stuart Hornett and Daniel Webb acted, did not proceed to trial.

Look out for details of an upcoming webinar, where Stuart Hornett and Daniel Webb will address the implications of this important case for insolvency and company practitioners.