Jake is a Senior Solicitor working in both the Business Support & Insolvency team and the Banking & Finance team based in Reading.
Main areas of practice
- Jake advises insolvency practitioners, banks, landlords and creditors, as well as the directors and owners of distressed businesses on all aspects of corporate restructuring and insolvency.
- He is regularly instructed in relation to claims for and against insolvency practitioners, including preference claims, transaction at undervalue claims, transactions to defraud creditors claims, misfeasance claims, unlawful dividends claims, director’s loan account claims and use of officeholders’ investigatory powers.
- Jake has particular expertise in issuing and defending statutory demands, bankruptcy and winding-up petitions.
Jake mainly acts for insolvency practitioners acting as trustee in bankruptcy in relation to bankrupt estates or as administrators or liquidators of insolvent companies.
Banking & Finance
Jake has experience in acquisition finance, property finance and asset finance. He advises banks, corporate and individual investors and other institutional lenders and borrowers across a variety of sectors. Jake is responsible for drafting and reviewing facility documentation, negotiating security, preparing sale and purchase agreements and undertaking complex security reviews.
Jake assists the team in advising banks, other institutional lenders and borrowers.
Having originally worked at a large City firm, Jake joined Blake Morgan in September 2013 where he later qualified as a solicitor.
- Jake has experience of contentious financial services, partnership, company and insolvency disputes, as well as dealing with transactional banking & finance matters.
- Business Support & Insolvency
Jake assisted with the first ever winding-up of a credit union, which involved negotiating with the FCA and FSCS to dispense with the advertising requirement for winding-up petitions.