Katie Farmer

Katie is a Legal Director in the Restructuring and Insolvency Team and Head of the Asset Recovery Team.

She specialises in all insolvency matters, including personal and corporate insolvency and contentious and non-contentious matters. She regularly acts for Insolvency Practitioners and buyers in connection with insolvent business sales and purchases. Katie also acts for Secured Lenders and Receivers and advises in connection with the appointment of Fixed Charge and LPA Receivers and property transactions.

Katie is experienced in advising Insolvency Practitioners, companies, directors and individuals in relation to insolvency litigation, including disqualification proceedings, misfeasance proceedings and antecedent transactions, and regularly undertakes specialist debt recovery work on behalf of clients with particular expertise in the recovery of debts from debtors located abroad and foreign debtors.

Katie has achieved the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency and regularly speaks at R3 and SWSCA Insolvency seminars for practitioners.

Relevant Experience

  • E-Learning Business: Acted for the purchaser of an e-learning division of an insolvent company to strict timetable where the key assets acquired were a range of intellectual property.
  • Lameys: Advising a Trustee in Bankruptcy on complex trust and security arrangements over a bankrupt's portfolio of buy to let property, including issues such as abatement notices, land tribunal hearings, disclaimer and an application to Court leading to a six figure realisation for the estate.
  • Kirks: Acting for an Administrator of a large timber company, including advising on a sale of the business and assets for significant consideration, dealing with complex retention of title claims made by creditors, and advising in connection with the company's leasehold property and employees, together with advising on the validity of the secured lenders' security.
  • Kirks: Advising a Trustee in Bankruptcy in connection with a number of antecedent transactions entered into by the bankrupt immediately prior to the bankruptcy, and in relation to several assets resulting in a successful compromise of those claims.
  • Confidential instructions from individuals with the benefit of security: Acting for secured creditors of a company in connection with the options for the enforcement of their security, which included a without notice, urgent application to the Court to a very time critical deadline.

Katie Farmer

Katie Farmer

Legal Director

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Restructuring & Insolvency