Katie James

Contact details

0118 955 3048

Katie James has first-rate knowledge and experience. Good commerciality to advice given. She is flexible and responsive.

Legal 500, 2024

Katie is an experienced insolvency lawyer, and partner, aiming to maximise recoveries for her clients, whether through sales of assets or by way of litigation.

Main area of practice

For the past 11 years, Katie has worked in all areas of insolvency, including formal processes such as administration, liquidation, receivership and bankruptcy as well as in less formal distressed situations. Katie has particular expertise in dealing with distressed care homes as well as hotels and complex group structures.


Katie helps insolvency practitioners, banks, lenders, investors, landlords, and creditors as well as the directors and owners of distressed companies and businesses.



Katie graduated from Staffordshire University in 2000. She qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and a mediator in 2014.
Contact details

0118 955 3048

  • ADRg
  • Insolvency Lawyers’ Association
  • R3 (the Association of Business Recovery Professionals)

Meet Katie

Significant Experience

  • Katie advised Receivers appointed under the Law of Property Act 1925 about their appointment by the trustees of a pension scheme over a science park, and in relation to the sale of the science park.
  • Katie has advised the directors of a retailer in relation to a Company Voluntary Arrangement that they wished to put to creditors and the effect that the CVA had on the company's lease obligations.
  • Katie acted for the Trustee in Bankruptcy of a husband and wife who formerly owned a public house and during the proceeds to obtain vacant possession of the matrimonial home raised various "trust" arguments.
  • Katie advised the liquidators of a eco-home development company in relation to issues arising from the restrictions on the title to the development site, the security of the site and in relation to a dispute with a partially secured creditor as to the extent of its entitlement under its security.
  • Katie has recently acted for and advised the administrators of a printing company in relation to their appointment and the sale of the business, dealing with the implications of the Insolvency Rules 2016 and the mandatory e-filing in the Companies Court, London.
  • Katie advised Receivers appointed under the Law of Property Act 1925 on their appointment by a bridging loan provider, obtaining vacant possession of three charged properties and selling all three properties, in the face of hostility and obstruction from the borrowers. 


"Katie provides serious advice, and her considerable experience is evident in the analysis of issues and the solutions that she offers."

Legal 500, 2024

Katie James has extensive expertise in the gamut of formal and informal insolvency arrangements.

Legal 500, 2022

"We valued their [The Insolvency and Business Support team] breadth of experience, honesty, commercial approach, availability (when it suits us) and tenacity. Katie James has all of these qualities and leads a growing team that demonstrate the same. Put simply, they are invaluable as a panel firm for us."

Legal 500, 2021

"Katie is an outstanding lawyer, she’s very intelligent and not afraid to take bold and difficult decisions."

Legal 500, 2021

"Katie James is first class."

Legal 500, 2020

Insights by Katie


17 June - Katie James

When a breach of a finance document occurs, many lenders require time to assess what they want to do, how they want to do it and when they want to...

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25 February - Katie James

Unfortunately, economic shocks generally lead to a wave of businesses needing to restructure their debts in order to continue trading as a going concern and avoid insolvency. By way of...

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10 January - Katie James

It has now been almost two years since the United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU) at 11pm on 31 January 2020. How has the legislative landscape changed for...

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