Sarah Pierre-Powell Chartered Legal Executive

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Contact Details

Sarah is based in our London office and is a member of our Business Support & Insolvency Team. She undertakes both contentious insolvency and commercial litigation work as well as running a successful agency practice acting for other law firms in relation to court filings and representation. 

Main areas of practice

Her insolvency work centres on asset recovery actions, where the firm acts for insolvency practitioners, bringing claims for the benefit of the insolvent estate (such as claims to set aside preferences and transactions at an undervalue or defrauding creditors or applications for possession and sale).

She also advises on technical and procedural issues regarding the Insolvency Act and Rules and in connection with applications brought under those provisions concerning the exercise of an office holder, powers and functions.

Clients

Sarah's clients include insolvency practitioners, companies and organisations and also other law firms in relation to the agency work.

Significant experience

Agency unit: Sarah heads up the firm's agency unit which acts for clients from within the firm and also other law firms across the country in relation to actions in the Royal Courts of Justice and other London Courts. The work undertaken by the agency unit includes the issuing of proceedings, the filing and lodging of documents, the fixing of hearings and advocacy before Masters and Registrars in the High Court and District and Circuit Judges in the County Courts.

Courts procedure: Her knowledge of the courts and legal procedure as governed by the Civil Procedure Rule, together with her experience, means that Sarah can assist with procedural issues, for example: obtaining orders for service by alternative methods, orders for service out of the jurisdiction and the enforcement of various UK judgments and orders within the UK and abroad.

Advocacy: Member of Blake Lapthorn's Advocacy Unit.

Other expertise

General disputes: Helps clients to settle their disputes either through the courts or through mediation or negotiated settlement.

Expertise

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