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Barry has more than 15 years’ experience in advising on all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency including corporate re-structuring and re-financing, bringing and defending winding up petitions, retention of title claims, bring and defending preference/undervalue/wrongful trading claims, advising on the validity and enforceability of security, annulment of bankruptcy orders and applications for individual voluntary arrangements.

Barry acts for insolvency practitioners, asset based lenders, creditors, companies, directors, shareholders and other stakeholders on a wide range of insolvency scenarios from buying/selling the business/assets of an insolvent company, restructuring to advising on use of prohibited names under section 216 of the Insolvency Act.

Barry has extensive experience on voluntary and compulsory liquidations, administrations, law of property act receivers, voluntary arrangements and bankruptcies.

"Barry Niven has always given us great commitment and insight into the issues involved. We were exceptional grateful how he was able to help and assist after hours and into the weekend to help us push through the various deals in a timely manner." Legal 500 - 2021 Edition

"Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors  regularly advises on all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency. The team, which is headed by Barry Niven, contains specialists in both contentious and non-contentious insolvency law and advises on all aspects of insolvency-based work ranging from administrations to receiverships and liquidations, through to voluntary arrangements and bankruptcies.The majority of instructions come directly from insolvency practitioners or the directors of insolvent companies". Legal 500 - 2020 Edition

“Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors' insolvency team covers both contentious and non-contentious matters for insolvency practitioners based in the Thames Valley. Team lead Barry Niven advises on administration and bankruptcy appointments and business and asset transactions, as well as corporate restructuring, refinancing, retention-of-title claims, winding-up petitions and security validation and enforcement". Legal 500 - 2018/19 Edition

Read Barry’s article on Director’s Duties here

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Barry works from both Clifton Ingram’s Reading and Wokingham offices.