Business & Commercial Law
Cheryl Jones is an experienced Commercial Chancery barrister and esteemed Deputy Bankruptcy Registrar.
Cheryl’s Insolvency practice encompasses both personal and corporate insolvency. She welcomes Instructions in the following areas:
- Company Voluntary Arrangements,
- Injunctions preventing the presentation of a petition,
- Director’s Disqualification,
- Transactions at an undervalue and preferences, wrongful trading and misfeasance.
- Applications to set aside statutory demands and bankruptcy petitions
- Applications by trustees in respect of real property
- Income Payment Orders
- Third Party applications.
Cheryl was appointed Deputy Bankruptcy Registrar in 2008 and frequently sits in the Bankruptcy Division and Companies Court in the High Court. This experience gives her a very wide knowledge of the Chancery jurisdiction, ranging from Bankruptcy through to Directors’ Disqualification proceedings and the minutiae of Company Law, such as reduction of capital.
She regularly advises and acts for Insolvency Practitioners, Trustees, Creditors and Debtors and individuals in relation to a wide variety of matters. Also being a part-qualified accountant, not only gives Cheryl the ability to deal with complicated factual issues as well as the legal complexities, but also the ability to assimilate accounts quickly and efficiently.
In addition to sitting as a Deputy Bankruptcy Registrar, Cheryl was appointed Recorder in 2010, sitting in the South-East Region.
Blackburn v Southwell  EWCA Civ 1347: a ground breaking claim in proprietary estoppel on behalf of the successful claimant.
In re Nicholas Christou  EWHC 79 (Ch): allegations of fraud and forgery against an executor
Foxholes Nursing Homes Ltd v Accora Ltd  EWHC 3712 (Ch): an application to restrain the presentation of a winding up petition:
Agarwala v Agarwala  EWCA Civ 1763: Appeal in respect of a beneficial interest in a commercial property.
Duncan v Duncan  EWCA Civ 1407: appeal against a finding of conflict of interest in relation to a barrister acting for one party against a party he had previously represented.
Hope v Knight  EWHC 3443 (Ch): Inheritance Act Claim by long-estranged wife and child against estate of husband.
Representing liquidators against directors in complex claims for misfeasance, transactions at an undervalue and preferences.
Representing a bankrupt in claims against trustees in bankruptcy who are alleged to have acted against the interest of the bankrupt in the residue of the estate.
Representing a bankrupt in a disputed Centre of Main Interests petition.