London, United Kingdom
I have been practising law since 2004 and specialise in the areas of insolvency, restructuring and property litigation. I lead a team of lawyers who advise a wide range of clients including commercial landlords, banks, businesses and insolvency practitioners. I am an Associate Lecturer with the Open University, where I teach law, and am a regular contributor to the professional journal Corporate Rescue & Insolvency wherein I have written extensively on personal insolvency.
I and her team have acted for:
• Trustees in bankruptcy, successfully litigating a range of misfeasance claims including preference, wrongful trading and transactions at an undervalue
• A green energy company, obtaining an injunction against winding up proceedings in the High Court
• A UK PLC in relation to a disputed building contract and subsequent winding up petition
• Commercial landlords in relation to possession claims, recovery of rent and other arrears, break notices, dilapidations, forfeiture, service charge issues, property related insolvency and restrictive covenants
• A national property management agent in relation to the recovery of debts
• The Board of Directors of a multinational lighting company in relation to the administration of its parent and group companies
• The Board of Directors of a multinational company in relation to wrongful trading claims
Bev has also worked on a number of high profile personal insolvency matters. Shortly before joining Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd. she was part of the conflicts and strategy counsel for the SIPA Trustee in relation to the liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC and the bankruptcy estate of Bernard L Madoff, which was advising in relation to claims totalling over $300m across a number of jurisdictions. Bev has experience of cross border insolvency matters and was, in relation to the Madoff case, particularly involved in recovery actions in the Cayman Islands and Gibraltar.