Paul joined 9 Stone Buildings in October 2018 on successful completion of his pupillage in chambers. He has a broad commercial and chancery practice and accepts instructions in all core areas of chambers’ practice.
Prior to pupillage, Paul worked in the restructuring and insolvency department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. During his first year of practice, Paul was seconded to the restructuring and insolvency Team at Fieldfisher LLP in London.
Paul has acted for various stakeholders in personal and corporate insolvency matters in the County Court and High Court. He has experience in various applications under the Insolvency Act 1986 including:
- Antecedent transaction and misfeasance applications.
- Applications for injunctions to restrain the advertisement or presentation of winding-up petitions.
- Directors’ disqualification proceedings.
- All stages of proceedings relating to the winding up of companies, including applications to set the remuneration of office-holders.
- All stages of proceedings relating to the bankruptcy of individuals including applications to set aside statutory demands and annul bankruptcies.
Paul advises on all aspects of company law including directors’ duties, reductions and reorganisations of capital, structuring of corporate transactions and company meetings.
Paul regularly advises on and appears in property disputes including:
- Leasehold enfranchisement.
- Enforcing contracts for the sale of land by way of specific performance.
- Vesting orders.
- TOLATA claims.
- Interference with rights of way.
- Paul has appeared in and assisted with a wide variety of claims involving wills and trusts including applications to remove and substitute executors, 1975 Act claims, and claims disputing the validity of wills. He has been involved in mediations of contentious probate matters in which settlements have been reached.
Paul regularly advises on and acts in commercial disputes. He is frequently instructed to appear in contractual disputes and has assisted in and gained experience of obtaining injunctive relief in the course of commercial litigation, in particular freezing injunctions.
Contributing editor, Insolvency Legislation: Annotations & Commentary (Louis Doyle & Professor Andrew Keay (eds)) LexisNexis 7th Edition (ISBN 978-1-7847-3398-8)
Derivative Claims and Insolvent Companies: Getting to the Core of the Issue, International Corporate Rescue (publication forthcoming)
Extra-territorial Effect of Orders under Section 366 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (2019) 16(5) International Corporate Rescue 305 [view PDF]
Clarification of the law and practice of fraudulent trading claims, (2019) 4 Corporate Rescue and Insolvency 129 [view PDF]
Turning a blind-eye fails to protect director from fraudulent trading claim (Re Pantiles Investments Ltd (in liquidation)), Lexis PSL (Link) (£)
Validation of an order for restoration without a notice to former liquidators (Re Core VCT plc (in liquidation)), Lexis PSL (Link) (£)
Under what circumstances can a freezing injunction be granted to a company that has been dissolved? (Yuzu Hair & Beauty Ltd (dissolved) v Selvathiraviam), Lexis PSL (Link) (£)
Transactions Defrauding Creditors: A New Approach to the Prohibited Purpose Requirement under section 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986, (2019) 16(2) International Corporate Rescue 91
BPTC (Very Competent) – University of Law (London, Bloomsbury) – 2014
Law (LLB) (2:1) – University of Warwick – 2012
Paul Wright is an independent self-employed barrister registered with the Bar Standards Board of England; whose practice is governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales which code can be found at www.barstandardsboard.org.uk; has full professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited (ref BM 2930/077) (details of the world-wide cover are provided at www.barmutual.co.uk); is registered for VAT (reg. no. 304922032); and can be contacted during chambers opening hours by telephone at 02074045055 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.