Client acquitted of 4 out of 6 counts on a case brought by the Insolvency Service

Amy Cox

01 February 2023

Our client faced trial in January 2023 in respect of allegations dating back to 2013. The charges related to his conduct in respect of a company for which he was the sole director at the point of incorporation in 2011.

The company was wound up in 2014. The indictment included counts alleging he transferred company property in fraud of creditors and fraud by removal of company property in anticipation of winding up, for which he was acquitted. The value of those counts was in the region of £370,000.

For the 2 offences he was for which he was convicted, our client was sentenced to a suspended sentence, alongside a director’s disqualification.

Our work in this case involved contacting numerous potential defence and mitigation witnesses and instructing a forensic accountant. The client contacted us after the verdicts to say ‘thank you for all your help with my case and getting the result I needed. I appreciate all the extra work you put in and working after hours!’.

This case was prepared by Amy Cox and Mark Davies, assisted by Annie Loh. Steven Ball from 7 Harrington Street Chambers was instructed.

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