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
Insolvency: Investigations – How Can a Non-Party Get Documents from the Court File
In Cape Intermediate Holdings Limited v Dring  EWCA Civ 1795 the Court of Appeal clarified what documents a non-party can obtain from the court file. Sarah Lee outlines the procedure and what court documents a non-party is entitled…
Insolvency: Obligation to pay for shares not a liquidated sum
Adila Malik, from our insolvency team, reviews the Court of Appeal decision in Doherty v Fannigan Holdings Ltd  EWCA Civ 1615 which considered whether a payment obligation in a share purchase agreement gave rise to a claim for…
Insolvency: Government Consults on New Preferential Creditor Status for HMRC
On 26 February 2019, the government launched a consultation on proposals to make HMRC a “secondary preferential creditor”. Business owners, directors, lenders and insolvency practitioners have until 27 May 2019 to feedback on these…
Howes Percival expands commercial property team to meet growing demand
Following an increase in new instructions, Howes Percival…
Howes Percival appointed to The Insolvency Service’s £16m legal panel
Howes Percival has been re-appointed to The Insolvency…
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