Morris joined Howes Percival in 1999 after having previously acted for directors in respect of both civil and criminal proceedings and also for insolvency practitioners on civil recovery actions. Morris has acted for the Insolvency Service for almost 20 years and been the client partner since 2008. Morris is an Advisory Editor to Mithani: Directors Disqualification, a member of the R3 Eastern Region Committee and leads a team described by Chambers as “incredibly effective in directors’ disqualification matters”. Cases of note include Re Skyward Builders Plc, Re Crystal Palace FC (1986) Limited, Re Vintage Hallmark Plc, Secretary of State v Aaron & Others, Re Luton Town Football Club, Granville Technology Group Limited (Tiny Computers, Time Computers) UKLI, Wrapit and Tiuta.
- 2004 - Howes Percival LLP, Partner
- 2001 - Howes Percival LLP, Associate
- 1999 - Howes Percival LLP, Solicitor
- 1996 - Nicholsons, Solicitor
- 1996 - Walkers, Qualified
Litigation: A useful insight into de facto directorships
In the recent case of Integral Petroleum SA v Petrogat FZE and San Trade GmBh  EWHC 2686, Mrs Justice Moulder had to determine whether individuals had acted as de facto directors. Sue Austin considers that aspect of the judgment.
Insolvency: Dividend or Salary: Owner/Directors of Insolvent Companies Can’t Have it Both Ways
Profits available when interim dividends are paid determines if they are lawful; and quantum meruit is no defence to an unlawful dividends claim when the company is insolvent. Sarah Lee considers Global Corporate Ltd v Hale …
The New Directors Disqualification Limitation Period Considered
In the recent directors disqualification case of Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy v Rajinder Singh Bains [unreported], the defendant raised a preliminary issue on the new three year limitation period…
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