Experienced Barrister in Birmingham
Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Tel: 0121 246 7000
Outside working hours: 0330 350 0660
Iqbal is a specialist commercial barrister. He only undertakes commercial litigation, which includes insolvency and property. His insolvency practice includes:
Corporate insolvency: Petitioning for or resisting winding up petitions, administrations or provisional liquidations; applications under s. 238 Insolvency Act 1986 (transactions at an under value), s. 239 (preferences) or for a vesting order; proceedings against transactions defrauding creditors; claims involving fraudulent or wrongful trading; costs orders relating to insolvency proceedings; claims against Liquidators or office holders; issues of limitation and claims under restitution.
Iqbal acts for creditors, insolvency practitioners and companies facing proceedings or directors of companies in insolvency.
Personal insolvency: Setting aside statutory demands; applying for or resisting bankruptcy; annulling a bankruptcy order; claims against third parties by the trustee (for example, preferential payments, transactions at an undervalue, gifts); questioning of debtors; proceedings to secure foreign assets or beneficial interest in land.
Iqbal acts for debtors, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy as well as third parties being pursued by the trustee.
Examples of Iqbal's insolvency work in 2017:
• Advising on bankruptcy petitions brought by local authorities over unpaid council taxes
• Applying to annul a bankruptcy where the debt arose from default assessments by HMRC as a result of the client's accountant failing to file self-assessment tax returns
• Setting aside a £30,000 costs order against a director personally, whose company resisted an application for an administration order
• Advising on an acting on behalf of a debtor with Polish nationality seeking to establish his centre of main interest in England under the Insolvency Regulation, which was disputed by his Polish creditors
• Defending a claim brought by a Liquidator against the wife of the director of the insolvent company for £50,000 with respect to payments made from the company
• Applying for an ex parte injunction against a Receiver seeking to take possession of commercial property and shut down a business on account of a debt against its owner