When a company becomes financially distressed or insolvent, the actions of its current and past directors typically come under intense scrutiny.
Transactions undertaken by a company in the period leading up to its financial distress in order to assist office holders (both insolvency practitioners and directors) as well as their respective legal advisers to bring action in relation to the preferential treatment of creditors, transactions at an undervalue, wrongful trading and/or misfeasance.
Lucas Ross draw on our extensive experience of fraud and accounting investigations, asset-tracing and expert witness work when appointed in connection with insolvency litigation matters to assess whether any action should be brought against the company’s past or current directors in order to recover value for the benefit of the company’s creditors and/or shareholders.
Lucas Ross acts in insolvency related investigations and litigation advising on:
Lucas Ross pursue as well as defend claims for and against insolvent companies and directors. We work with your in-house counsel and/or appointed lawyers to ensure you are successful in achieving your goals, whether that be to: win your litigation, trace a debtor, recover assets or successfully complete an acquisition. The strength of the court-ready evidence we produce allows insolvency administrators the option to pursue legal remedies, hold directors to account and provide more successful outcomes for creditors.
Our insolvency investigations specialists combine the experience of asset tracing exercises with an understanding of the different accounting systems utilised in insolvency litigation, to identify whether financial information in relation to transactions has been preserved as part of the insolvency process.
Our role, whatever gives rise to the dispute and potential legal action, is to provide professional, independent, and pragmatic advice and support that assists clients to achieve their objectives.