With his straight-forward approach to business, Justin is open and honest with his clients and very effective at robustly advancing his client’s interests and resolving their disputes cost-effectively with minimum disruption to everyday business.
Justin has a wealth of experience, developed over a decade of practice, pursuing disputes to trial in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. However he only ever looks to bash the wall down with litigation when it’s strictly necessary - He always explores with his clients the possibility of finding a route around the wall first.
Justin works with businesses and individuals in all aspects of commercial and insolvency litigation, including contractual disputes, invoice and asset finance litigation, shareholders disputes and contentious insolvency work, whether acting for officeholders or defending their claims. He also has considerable experience dealing with director disqualification disputes.
With a passion for travel and a love of the outdoors, Justin has been extremely fortunate to experience some of the wonders of the world – including stalking huge brown trout in the South Island of New Zealand, avoiding bears in Yellowstone National park and fishing under the barrels of machine guns at the DMZ between North and South Korea.
Key Work Highlights
- Acted for the administrators in the high profile administration of Toys “R” Us Limited in pursuing contractual claims against overseas and UK vendors
- Achieving a six figure settlement for a minority shareholder in a claim issued in the High Court under s.994 of the Companies Act 2006
- Acted on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business in a significant director’s disqualification decision of the Court of Appeal dealing with the test for unfitness and meaning of extenuating circumstances in that context [Cathie & Kellar v Secretary of State for Business]
- Acted for the Secretary of State for Business in a case where the Court agreed that the Secretary of State is only obliged to disclose all that he has in his possession, not all that could be in his possession [Re Stakefield Midlands Ltd]