Paul Caldicott has significant experience handling non-contentious advisory work as well as litigation for a broad range of clients. One source says: "He is excellent: our go-to person for insolvency."
Paul is a specialist corporate restructuring and insolvency solicitor in our Business Support & Insolvency team, dealing with non-contentious advisory work and all forms of litigation recovery work on behalf of Banks, Asset Based Lenders and Insolvency Practitioners.
Main areas of practice
With over fifteen years-experience, Paul has advised upon complex corporate restructuring strategies and litigated in all the major courts, including the Court of Appeal. His litigation experience spans emergency injunctive relief, asset tracing (UK, EU and America) and repatriation, pursuing and defending money claims and professional negligence claims.
His clients include a wide variety of business owners, directors, creditors and other stakeholders (including banks and charge holders).
- Defending a money claim in the Companies Court that also involved injunctions in New York and Rotterdam. There was an allegation of fraud (forged signature) that required the assimilation of substantial witness evidence. The claim was litigated during a six day trial.
- Acting for the appellant in a professional negligence and reported Court of Appeal case of Daniel Thomas Brian Horler v David Rubin & Ors  EWCA Civ 4.
- Acting for the petitioner in the Company Act unfair prejudice litigation and reported case of Hawkes v Cuddy & others  EWCA Civ 291,  All ER (D) 42 (Apr) (Moore-Bick, Stanley Burnton LLJ, Blackburne J).
- Acting for charge holders and insolvency practitioners in respect of corporate insolvency administration sales; involved in all aspects; including organising the strategy, drafting of finance documents and negotiating the sale agreement.
- Corporate restructuring strategy advice to the insolvency arm of one of the main High Street Clearing Banks, an Irish Bank and a Wales based private bank. The work includes consideration of options and the most appropriate manner to preserve asset values and thus maximise their financial return.
- Developing and assisting with the implementation of a refinancing strategy for a Government department tasked with providing development finance, which required an awareness of the political goals of the department and knowledge of the EU and public sector constraints placed on the use of those monies.
- Acting for a South Devon based NHS Trust following the insolvency of one of its suppliers that operated emergency hyperbaric chamber services. Detailed negotiations to ensure continuity of services and the commissioning of an alternative supplier.
Paul qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and qualified as a licensed insolvency practitioner in 2007.
- Insolvency Lawyers Association
- Fellow of R3 (The Association of Business Recovery Professionals)
- Joint Insolvency Committee - acting as Solicitors Regulation Authority representative
Paul also acts as an Intervention Agent appointed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to undertake interventions in solicitors practices and Paul has managed the intervention in the South West.
Clear technical knowledge, coupled with a strong commercial acumen.”
He has thorough technical knowledge and applies this well alongside his commercial experience.”
Insights by Paul
In a recent decision in the Court of Appeal, two local authorities (the Claimants) lost 'test cases' after attempting to recover business rates arising from empty properties. The impact the...Read More
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