Sarah specialises in corporate recovery and insolvency - both contentious and non-contentious. She is an experienced insolvency litigator, acting primarily for insolvency office-holders and creditors in corporate and personal insolvency cases, including complex debt recovery, claims for misfeasance/breach of fiduciary duty, antecedent transactions and transactions defrauding creditors, as well as actions to recover property into insolvent estates, and applications for injunctive relief such freezing and proprietary injunctions.
Sarah is also experienced in corporate and non-contentious insolvency work, in particular assisting insolvency office-holders’ investigations under sections 234 to 236 Insolvency Act 1986, bankruptcy and winding up petitions, administration applications and other procedural and ad hoc non-contentious court work, advising office-holders and creditors on procedural aspects of insolvency, and negotiating and drafting sale and purchase agreements.
- 2014 - Present: Howes Percival LLP, Director
- 2009: Howes Percival LLP, Solicitor
- 2007: Howes Percival LLP, Trainee Solicitor
- 2007: Nottingham Trent University, Legal Practice Course
- 2005: Howes Percival – enforcement & recovery in relation to costs orders & assisting on director disqualification cases
- 2005: University of East Anglia, Diploma Law
- 1987: Birmingham University, BA (Hons) English
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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