Robert Mundy
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Insolvency & Restructuring Profile

Receiving praise for his “thoughtful, measured approach and impressive advocacy style” (Chambers UK 2018), Rob specialises in commercial litigation. He appears regularly in the High Court, often against significantly more senior opponents. He is an experienced trial advocate and cross-examiner.

Insolvency cases make up a substantial proportion of Rob’s work. Rob acts both for insolvency practitioners and for companies, directors and individuals. His recent insolvency cases include a £5m misfeasance claim.

He regularly acts in:

  • cases about unlawful distributions, preferences, sham transactions, transactions at an undervalue, breaches of directors’ duties and wrongful trading, 
  • contested administration application, bankruptcy petitions and winding-up petitions, 
  • applications to set aside statutory demands and to restrain the presentation of winding-up petitions,
  • applications to annul bankruptcies.

He has also acted in a number of disputes about the ownership of funds or other assets, including disputes arising from retention of title clauses or concerning Quistclosetrusts.

Rob has given a number of seminars on insolvency law.  His articles “TUPE and Mental Gymnastics” (February 2014), “Case Reporter: Wilson (as liquidator of 375 Live Ltd) v SMC Properties Ltd” (August 2015) and “Case Reporter: Walker & Williams v National Westminster Bank & The Treasury Solicitor” (June 2016) were published in Corporate Rescue and Insolvency.

  • What-the-Directories-Say

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      • "He is thoughtful and brilliant – a man to go to for advice on complex and technical legal disputes." (Chambers UK 2019)
      • "He is a very academically gifted company counsel, who is as at home as a sole advocate against more senior adversaries as he is as part of a team."(Chambers UK 2019)
      •  “Incredibly hardworking and very grounded.” (Legal 500 2019)
      • “Ferociously intelligent; he punches above his weight.” (Legal 500 2019)
      •  “He has expertise in employment, company and insolvency matters and receives praise for his thoughtful, measured approach and impressive advocacy style”(Chambers UK 2018)
      • “He is an outstanding draftsman and offers clear, robust and commercial advice.” (Chambers UK 2018)
      • “He has a powerful intellect and his analysis is faultless.” (Chambers UK 2018)
      • “He has great intellect and is good on his feet.” (Chambers UK 2017)
      • “He is very clever, good with clients and highly approachable.” (Chambers UK 2017)
      •  “An excellent advocate, who provides clear and pragmatic advice in conference.”(Chambers UK 2016)
      • “A man with a huge brain, but he’s not unapproachable or difficult to deal with.” (Chambers UK 2016)

  • Recent-Experience

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    • Recent cases include:

      • Acting for five directors, defending a £1m claim for breach of fiduciary duty brought by liquidators
      • Acting for a former director of a pharmacy in a successful application to compel the company’s liquidators to assign to her claims against her former co-director.
      • Acting for liquidators bringing a successful £3m misfeasance claim against two directors (sole counsel)
      • Acted for a company in administration in a claim against a director for unlawful diversion of business.

  • Reported-Cases

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      • Herry v Dudley MBC (UKEAT/0100/16/LA): Written submissions on the effect of bankruptcy on employment tribunal claims (with Sophie Garner). 

  • Specialist-Areas

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  • Qualifications-and-Appointments

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      • MA (Cantab.), Law with European Legal Studies, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, First Class

  • Professional-Associations

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      • Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
      • Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association (MCCBA)

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