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Julie Killip

Department Restructuring & Insolvency, Commercial Disputes, Personal Litigation Qualified LLB (Hons) 1980 Law, Society Finals 1981 Languages French

Julie Killip

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Julie qualified in 1984 and joined the firm from Davenport Lyons, which she joined in 2002. Over the 34 years since she qualified, Julie has built her practice areas into two areas of particular focus: contentious insolvency (both personal and corporate) for insolvency practitioners, companies and individuals, and commercial litigation.

She has extensive experience of conducting large-scale fraud actions for corporate clients involving pre-action injunctions, international asset tracing, as well as partnership and shareholder disputes.

Julie has acted in a number of notable reported cases, including Highbury Pension Fund Management v Zirfin Investments, which made new law in the area of marshalling, and in a variety of cases involving fraud, conspiracy to defraud, knowing receipt of stolen funds and sale of company assets in administration.

Experience

  • Davenport Lyons

  • Kingsford Stacey Blackwell

  • Mishcon de Reya

Networks

  • R3

  • Insolvency Lawyers Association

  • Fraud Women's Network

  • London Fraud Forum

  • Royal Television Society

  • London Solicitors Litigation Association

Qualifications:

  • LLB (Hons) 1980

  • Law Society Finals 1981

My recent publications

Insights / Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: extension of temporary measures to further support business

25-09-2020 /

Certain temporary measures introduced in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (‘CIGA’) were extended on 24 September 2020. 

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: extension of temporary measures to further support business

News / Covid-19: Rising to the challenge - The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

28-05-2020 /

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (the “Bill”) published on 20 May 2020 represents the most significant development for restructuring and insolvency laws in the UK in nearly 20 years. The Bill, if passed in its present form, provides significant additional firepower to the UK restructuring arsenal, introducing a new restructuring regime that is capable of rising to the challenge of rescuing businesses and maximising stakeholder value in the difficult economic environment ahead.

Covid-19: Rising to the challenge - The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

Insights / Covid-19 – Needs Must: Time to Use Administration to Rescue Companies?

15-05-2020 /

The COVID-19 crisis presents UK businesses with serious challenges, and in many cases will test their continuing viability. The government has set out an unprecedented range of supporting measures in order to assist business through this challenging period. Lockdown measures have in many cases reduced revenue significantly if not to zero in some industry sectors. As the lockdown measures are slowly rolled back the shape of the economic recovery will become apparent. Predictions range from a V to a lazy U shaped recovery. What is clear is that a raft of previously viable businesses will need continued assistance in order to ensure that they are able to continue to trade as the recovery develops.   

Covid-19 – Needs Must: Time to Use Administration to Rescue Companies?

Insights / COVID-19: Changes to UK insolvency laws

03-04-2020 /

Over the past couple of months, the world has seen an unprecedented negative economic shock as a result of measures being implemented across the globe to save lives in the face of Covid-19. Governments across the globe are rushing to make arrangements, including temporary amendments to insolvency laws, to protect livelihoods and help businesses survive Covid-19 (see our update in relation to changes that have been implemented in Germany).

COVID-19: Changes to UK insolvency laws

News / Advice for company directors navigating the zone of insolvency

20-03-2020 /

It is important for directors to understand the full scope of their duties if their company is in financial distress and continuing to trade in the zone of insolvency. This is in order to ensure that they avoid facing personal liabilities for the losses suffered by creditors in these difficult times. This is a complex area for directors and it is important that they have appropriate legal and financial advice to ensure that they address the relevant considerations when reaching their decisions around continuing to trade whilst in the zone of insolvency. Please see our updates on specific consideration for directors in light of trading difficulties arising out of the impact of COVID-19 at 'Directors' Duties in light of COVID-19' and 'COVID-19: Governance'.

Advice for company directors navigating the zone of insolvency

News / Directors' Duties in light of COVID-19

20-03-2020 /

COVID-19 represents an unprecedented challenge to people and their businesses, the like of which has not been seen before in modern times. There is no doubt that almost all sectors will face significant challenges as both the supply and demand side of the economy grind to a halt. Certain sectors will benefit as the world moves on-line due to travel restrictions but for the large part this will be a very difficult trading environment which will be challenging for businesses to navigate.

Directors' Duties in light of COVID-19

News / Restructuring update: Recognition not available for solvent winding-up proceedings under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006

12-03-2020 /

Overview In the case of Sturgeon Central Asia Balanced Fund Ltd the High Court terminated an order, previously granted at an ex parte hearing, recognising the liquidation of a solvent Bermudan company as a foreign proceeding for the purposes of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 (the “CBIR”) which implement the UNCITRAL Model Law for Cross-Border Insolvency (the “Model Law”) in the UK.

Restructuring update: Recognition not available for solvent winding-up proceedings under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006

News / Considering solvency issues in light of the Coronavirus

05-03-2020 /

Both the supply and demand side of the economy are likely to undergo significant pressures as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Certain industry sectors are already being significantly disrupted, including aviation, shipping, tourism, retail and manufacturing; however, this list is likely to expand if the Coronavirus outbreak continues to worsen around the world. It will be important that businesses plan for this period of uncertainty and take the necessary steps to minimise the potential impact of a difficult trading environment.

Considering solvency issues in light of the Coronavirus

News / Our dispute resolution team played a pivotal part in insolvency law precedent

05-12-2017 /

Last week saw a first for the Administrative Court regarding the procedure in which an application was made by a Trustee in Bankruptcy The case of Simmonds v Pearce 2017 EWHC 3126 ended in the approved judgment of the Divisional Court following the first application for committal to prison based on the Certification Procedure' under CPR 8115

Our dispute resolution team played a pivotal part in insolvency law precedent

News / Marshalling – nothing and then two come along at the same time

06-01-2016 /

Marshalling is an equitable principle. It has been explained as follows;

Marshalling – nothing and then two come along at the same time