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Beverley Lambert

Bev has been practising law since 2004 and specialises in the areas of insolvency, restructuring and property litigation. She leads a team of lawyers who advise a wide range of clients including commercial landlords, banks, businesses and insolvency practitioners.

Prior to joining Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Bev spent four years as a member of the restructuring team at Eversheds and four years as a professional support lawyer for Clarke Willmott LLP. More recently she worked as part of the insolvency and litigation team at Browne Jacobson.

Bev is an Associate Lecturer with the Open University, where she teaches law, and a regular contributor to the professional journal Corporate Rescue & Insolvency wherein she has written extensively on personal insolvency.

Bev is a member of R3, The Association of Business Recovery Professionals, the leading organisation for insolvency, restructuring and turnaround specialists in the UK.

Legal Experience

Bev and her team have acted for:

  • Trustees in bankruptcy, successfully litigating a range of misfeasance claims including preference, wrongful trading and transactions at an undervalue
  • A green energy company, obtaining an injunction against winding up proceedings in the High Court
  • A UK PLC in relation to a disputed building contract and subsequent winding up petition
  • Commercial landlords in relation to possession claims, recovery of rent and other arrears, break notices, dilapidations, forfeiture, service charge issues, property related insolvency and restrictive covenants
  • A national property management agent in relation to the recovery of debts
  • The Board of Directors of a multinational lighting company in relation to the administration of its parent and group companies
  • The Board of Directors of a multinational company in relation to wrongful trading claims

Bev has also worked on a number of high profile personal insolvency matters. Shortly before joining Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd. she was part of the conflicts and strategy counsel for the SIPA Trustee in relation to the liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC and the bankruptcy estate of Bernard L Madoff, which was advising in relation to claims totalling over $300m across a number of jurisdictions. Bev has experience of cross border insolvency matters and was, in relation to the Madoff case, particularly involved in recovery actions in the Cayman Islands and Gibraltar.

Articles by Bev Lambert published in Corporate Rescue and Insolvency:

  • Annulment of bankruptcy: the court's unfettered discretion in respect of a trustee in bankruptcy's costs and expenses - (2014) 5 CRI 220A
  • Income payment orders and income payment agreements: are they mutually exclusive? - (2014) 5 CRI 220B
  • The UK bankruptcy regime: a review of the automatic discharge and suspension of discharge provisions in the Insolvency Act 1986 - (2015) 1 CRI 45B
  • Requests for information from a trustee in bankruptcy under the Insolvency Act 1986 - (2015) 1 CRI 45A
  • The annulment of a bankruptcy order on the grounds of exceptional circumstances - (2015) 2 CRI 69B
  • Hybrid claims in bankruptcy: can they be split? - (2015) 2 CRI 69A
  • Statutory demands and a debtor's right to apply: Clarke v Cognita Schools Ltd (t/a Hydesville Tower School) considered - (2015) 3 CRI 117A
  • Annulment of bankruptcy pursuant to s 282 of the Insolvency Act 1986: what is the correct test to be applied? - (2015) 3 CRI 117B
  • Service of a bankruptcy petition: is it possible to serve a bankruptcy petition on a debtor's agent? - (2015) 4 CRI 160A
  • Lismore (Trustee in Bankruptcy of Davey) v Davey and others: consideration of s 256A of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 and the three-year 'use it or lose' it provision - (2016) 1 CRI 40A
  • Applications to set aside a statutory demand: is it possible to raise the same rejected argument in relation to a second identical statutory demand? Consideration of Harvey v
  • Dunbar Assets plc - (2016) 1 CRI 40B
  • Can a trustee in bankruptcy seek an order for financial relief in divorce proceedings? The case of Robert v Woodall [2016] EWHC 538 (Ch) considered - (2016) 2 CRI 88A

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