Our experienced solicitors specialise in the following areas of law:
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Solicitor and Directorneild@ndandp.co.uk
Neil Davies qualified as a solicitor in 1987. He is a founding member of NDP along with his co-director, Sukhbir Mall. Neil and the NDP Team recognise that ‘people deal with people’. We need our clients to be confident in us and have trust in us, before they commit to allowing us in.
Neil has practised in the fields of Insolvency, Restructuring, Commercial Litigation, Debt Recovery, Director Disqualification and Regulatory matters throughout his career. He has many reported cases across these disciplines.
Neil is an advisory Editor to the leading text on Director Disqualification law and practice, Mithani on Director Disqualification. As a panel Solicitor, he advised the Secretary of State on Director Disqualification cases and Policy issues for a number of years. For the last 10 years, he has returned to his roots, advising directors faced with Director Disqualification problems. He is one of the country’s leading solicitors in this specialist field.
Neil is contagiously passionate about NDP and the well being of its clients.
When not at work, Neil enjoys beach and cliff walking and is a keen follower of most sports, particularly rugby and cricket. His achilles heel is his incurable addiction to Aston Villa, a regular reminder to him (amongst other matters) of why winning is important.
Solicitor and Director
Solicitor and Directorsukhbirm@ndandp.co.uk
Sukhbir began his career working in the Press Office and in the Internal Audit Department at the Lord Chancellor’s Department now known as The Ministry of Justice. Sukhbir qualified as a solicitor at Moon Beever, a niche practice specialising in Insolvency and litigation in London in 2001. He remained at Moon Beever until 2003.
He moved back to his roots in Birmingham to take up a position as an investigator with the Director Disqualification unit at the Insolvency Service, targeting directors of failed Company’s and preparing evidence on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills seeking disqualification orders against directors.
Sukhbir moved to a niche law firm in Central Birmingham in 2004 working in the Corporate Recovery Department and in 2007 set up Neil Davies & Partners with his co-director, Neil Davies.
Sukhbir has become particularly known for dealing with asset and debt recovery matters, insolvency advice, insolvency disputes and antecedent transaction related work as well as advising directors finding themselves on the wrong end of claims by liquidators and directors facing disqualification proceedings.
In addition to acting for individuals and company directors, Sukhbir provides advice on insolvency related matters to clients including insolvency practitioners and trade creditors. Sukhbir also has fifteen years’ broad experience in matters relating to partnership disputes, enquiries and claims by trustees in bankruptcy, the Official Receiver, the Insolvency Service, liquidators and Urgent relief, court applications, injunctions and freezing orders. He remains committed to his clients and his work.
Away from work Sukhbir enjoys live music, the arts, cooking, reading, travel and spending time with family and friends. To add balance, Sukhbir follows the fortunes of Aston Villa.
Solicitor and Director
David is a Solicitor and Chartered Tax Advisor. David has many years experience of advising clients on Regulatory Fraud matters, involving the smallest to the very biggest cases.
He regularly lectures to the City of London Police on these and related issues. He regularly advises on Confiscation and other consequences that flow from money laundering offences.
Away from work, David enjoys watching his beloved St Helens Rugby League and spending time with his family.
Ann-Marie has historically dealt with regulatory law and white collar fraud defence work. For the past 5 years she has specialised in insolvency and commercial litigation where she acts for and against Insolvency Practitioners, individuals and companies. She has a consistent caseload representing Directors who are the subject of director disqualification proceedings and investigations.
One recent case involved her acting for an insolvency practitioner who had proceedings commenced against him under section 4 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986. This was the first reported case under this section.
Ann-Marie also regularly advises companies and their Directors faced with Investigations under Section 447 of the Companies Act 1985 and has gained an enviable reputation in this field of work.
Ann-Marie is a tenacious and aggressive litigator who always strives to achieve the best result for her clients. Ann-Marie knows the importance of always being contactable by her clients and contacts. Clients are inevitably going through a worrying time when they instruct a solicitor and therefore it is important that they are able to speak to their solicitor when they need to.
In her spare time, Ann-Marie likes to keep fit by playing squash and swimming. She also enjoys going to the cinema, the theatre, eating out and exploring different countries.
Richard qualified as a solicitor in 2006. He has been involved in NDP since soon after its inception in April 2007. Richard understands and recognises (as do all the NDP team members) that ‘people deal with people’.
Richard practices in the sphere of litigation, insolvency and related law. Richard’s earlier experience was in-house with Cadbury Schweppes. Richard’s later experience was gained with the Official Receiver and then with the Secretary of State as an investigator investigating failed companies
Richard trained with a boutique law firm before joining NDP. Richard enjoys a broad practice covering director disqualification defence work, insolvency litigation (for and against Insolvency Practitioners), commercial litigation, debt recovery and general commercial work.
Richard is an approachable character who is used to answering technical enquiries from clients.
A selection of recent outcomes achieved:
Successful outcomes to director disqualification investigations and proceedings to include filing defences and representations where the Secretary of State subsequently withdrew the allegations. Also, regularly advising as to Undertakings’ to save cost and on solutions to avoid transgressing director disqualification prohibitions.
Regularly advising directors as to their duties in the context or impending (or) insolvency with the objective of heading off or mitigating potential claims against them personally.
Settling claims by Banks against clients.
Advising on an equity of exoneration claim. Settled. Circa £85,000.00 secured for the client that without the claim they may not have received.
Applying to Court successfully to move:
Individual Voluntary Arrangements to bankruptcy orders with the (former) Supervisor appointed as Trustees.
A Company Voluntary Arrangement to a winding up order with the former Supervisor appointed as Liquidator.
Successfully defending a personal guarantee claim by a finance company against a client.
Applying to Court for NDP clients and obtaining a worldwide Freezing Injunction Order.
When not at work, Richard enjoys time with friends and family as well as travelling (worldwide) and enjoys sport to include following Watford Football Club.
Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 2002. He acts as a full time Consultant to NDP serving both clients in the Birmingham area and the North of the country.
Stephen’s practice field is a disputes specialism focusing on contentious tax matters, proceeds of crime, white collar fraud and insolvency. Stephen’s historic practice has seen him successfully acting for technology companies in dispute with HMRC to recover input tax, fuel traders seeking to protect RDCO licences, alcohol traders in establishing trade licences and defending proceedings brought by HMRC.
Stephen also deals with contentious insolvency matters including claims brought by and on behalf of insolvency practitioners. An important part of Stephen’s practice now involves dealing with proceedings and investigations brought by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, most notably in the area of Director Disqualification Proceedings.
Prior to joining NDP Stephen was a sole practitioner in Manchester for 6 years and before this was an associate solicitor with a white collar defence law firm with a national reputation.
When not serving his clients Stephen can be found at his home in Manchester spending time with his family.
Iain qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and has extensive experience of acting for SMEs, Insolvency Practitioners and private individuals.
Iain undertakes a mixed caseload of predominantly non- contentious Company, Commercial and Insolvency work for NDP’s clients, operating from his base in London.
Iain knows well the outcome based and client driven philosophy and values of NDP, having worked alongside Neil Davies in a previous life for a number of years. He works closely with the NDP team , providing invaluable ‘on the spot’ support for NDP’s work and clients in London and the South East.
Iain is particularly client friendly and enjoys getting to know and understand the needs of clients on an individual basis. In his spare time, Iain enjoys spending time with his growing family.
Gulshan began his career with NDP as a paralegal and later qualified as a solicitor, having undertaken his training contract with NDP in November 2011.
Gulshan regularly accepts instructions from insolvency practitioners, company directors, business owners and accountants. Gulshan’s workload includes matters arising out of Personal Bankruptcy, Debt Recovery, Director Disqualification Proceedings and general litigious matters.
Gulshan regularly attends court dealing in procedural court applications and hearings. He has also been involved in high profile and reported Director Disqualification Cases undertaken by the firm issued by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Gulshan employs a determined approach in all aspects of his work, striving to obtain the best possible outcome for NDP’s clients.
Away from the office, Gulshan is an avid follower of most sports, particularly football and enjoys running marathons. His (unfortunate) weakness is Newcastle United FC, although he counters that guilty pleasure with raising money for Breast Cancer UK as often as possible.
Suky began her career working for two central Birmingham boutique practices specialising in personal injury and commercial law.
In 2007, Suky joined NDP as a paralegal. Her career there starting off with something of a baptism of fire, requiring her to be heavily involved in one of NDP’s most high profile and reported director disqualification claims arising out of the collapse of Claims Direct Plc.
Suky subsequently went on to become NDP’s first trainee solicitor, qualifying as a solicitor in 2010.
Suky takes a practical approach to her work. She specialises in a range of dispute resolution and contentious insolvency matters, and regularly acts for insolvency practitioners, directors, shareholders, SMEs and private individuals.
Outside of work, Suky enjoys spending time with her young son and indulging in the odd West End show.
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She has been involved in dealing with Solicitors Accounts work for over 25 years and is also NDP’s compliance officer for Finance and Administration.