Govinder is a specialist insolvency practitioner:
His experience includes:
- Applications for possession and sale.
- Breach of duty claims.
- Bankruptcy/winding-up petitions.
- Applications to set aside statutory demands (for both creditors and debtors).
- Applications to restrain the presentation / notice of a winding up petition.
- Annulment applications.
- Applications under s.279 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
- Applications to extend an administrator’s term of office.
- Applications to fix officeholders remuneration.
- Advising on the relationship between bankruptcy and PPI claims.
- Advising on the transaction avoidance provisions and misfeasance claims.
- Advising on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and accompanying practice direction.
Work undertaken or being undertaken by Govinder includes:
- Representing the trustees in bankruptcy in Re Hussain (A Bankrupt)  EWHC 493 (Ch) (ICC Judge Jones) on a possession and sale application, which involved seeking a declaration that a transfer of equity by the bankrupt to his spouse amounted to a transaction at an undervalue under s.339 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
- Advising a trustee in bankruptcy on a potential claim under s.423 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and consequently, the merits of a possession and sale application.
- Successfully resisting an application to strike out a breach of fiduciary duty / unlawful distribution / debt claim.
- Settling pleadings in a claim which alleged inter alia breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent trading.
- Advising on various limitation issues including s.32 of the Limitation Act 1980 in an insolvency context.
- Advising officeholders on legal advice privilege issues.
Featured Insolvency cases
Re Hussain (A Bankrupt)  EWHC 493 (Ch) (ICC Judge Jones):
Govinder represented the trustee in bankruptcy on an application which, inter alia alleged that a transfer of equity by a bankrupt to his spouse was a transaction at an undervalue under s.339 of the Insolvency Act 1986.