Iqbal Mohammed
Call: 2007
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Insolvency & Restructuring Profile

Iqbal is a specialist commercial barrister. He only undertakes commercial litigation, which includes insolvency and property. Iqbal acts for creditors, insolvency practitioners and companies or directors facing proceedings. He has acted in many cases against the Insolvency Service and the Secretary of State.

His insolvency practice includes:

Directors: Iqbal is instructed by directors fighting claims by trustees or the Insolvency Service, whether under they face a petition under Companies Directors Disqualification Act 1986, or misfeasance or other insolvency-related claims.

Corporate insolvency: Petitioning for or resisting winding up petitions, administrations or provisional liquidations; applications under s. 238 Insolvency Act 1986 (transactions at an under value),  (preferences) or for a vesting order; proceedings against transactions defrauding creditors; claims involving fraudulent or wrongful trading; costs orders relating to insolvency proceedings; claims against Liquidators or office holders; issues of limitation and claims under restitution.

Injunctions: Iqbal has acted in many applications to restrain the advertisement or presentation of a winding up petition at short notice in the Rolls Building, Birmingham and Leeds Business & Property Courts.

Personal insolvency: Setting aside statutory demands; applying for or resisting bankruptcy; annulling a bankruptcy order; claims against third parties by the trustee (for example, preference payments, transactions at an undervalue, gifts); questioning of debtors; proceedings to secure foreign assets or beneficial interest in land.

Please see some examples of Iqbal’s insolvency cases in 2018 under Recent Experience.


  • Recent-Experience

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    • Examples of Iqbal's insolvency work in 2018:

      • Acted for a company contesting a winding up petition by challenging the validity of a Liability Order for business rates - Winding up
      • Instructed on a 3-day director’s disqualification hearing, concerning £800,000 of debt - Directors disqualification
      • Acting for a creditor in a £500,000 disputed debt, where the debtor is challenging the statutory demand as an abuse of process - Bankruptcy 
      • Acting on a £125,000 misfeasance claim listed for trial over 2 days - Misfeasance/breach of duty
      • Defended a former director being pursued by the Insolvency Service for £150,000, alleged to be payments made to him from the company, 3-day trial - Preference claim
      • Obtained a without notice injunction to restrain the advertisement of a £130,000 petition based on a disputed debt - Injunction/winding up
      • Defending a creditor facing a preference claim brought by a trustee where a £100,000 property was transferred a few months before the bankruptcy - Preference claim

  • Specialist-Areas

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  • Qualifications-and-Appointments

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      • Law LLB (Hons), University of Warwick
      • Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School

  • Professional-Associations

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      • Commercial Bar Association (ComBar)
      • Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association (MCCBA)
      • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb)
      • Property Bar Association