Katie James

Partner
Contact details

0118 955 3048

Kathryn James of Blake Morgan heads the firm's business support and insolvency team. She advises insolvency practitioners, banks and distressed companies on a range of matters. She has particular experience in distressed care home work. One interviewee says that she excels at dealing with complex matters.

Chambers and Partners 2019

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.

Clients

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

Expertise

Career

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

0118 955 3048

Accreditations
Top Tier Firms
Memberships
  • 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. 

Quotes


A strong breadth of knowledge.

Chambers 2017

Insights by Katie


articles

28 March - Katie James

With "Brexit Day", 29 March 2019, drawing immediately close without any sign of deal, we take a look at what a no-deal Brexit would mean for insolvency practitioners. The EU...

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15 March - Katie James

Following the demise of Carillion last year, today Interserve PLC (Interserve) has lost a crucial shareholder vote which means that it is likely to be placed into administration today. Interserve,...

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15 January - Katie James

The 2018 Autumn Budget introduced a multitude of changes in respect of HMRC, from amendments to the "personal company" tests for Entrepreneurs' Relief to the extension of Stamp Duty Land...

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