3PB barrister Cheryl Jones writes about wrongful trading and provides an update on what's changing in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Cheryl is an experienced commercial chancery barrister and Deputy Insolvency and Companies Judge.
Cheryl’s insolvency practice encompasses both personal and corporate insolvency. She welcomes instructions in the following areas:
- Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA)
- 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 (IPO)
- Third party applications.
Cheryl was appointed Deputy Bankruptcy Registrar in 2008 and is now Deputy Insolvency and Companies Judge frequently sitting 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 Insolvency and Companies Judge, 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 - 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.
SUSPENSION OF WRONGFUL TRADING PROVISIONS: A lifeline or a noose?15th Apr 2020
Suspension of Wrongful Trading Provisions15th Apr 2020
Cheryl Jones writes about wrongful trading and provides an update on what's changing in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The meaning of deleted terms; and IVAs in the Court of Appeal2nd Sep 2016
The meaning of deleted terms and voluntary arrangements in the Court of Appeal by Cheryl Jones - Narandas-Girdhar v. Bradstock  EWCA Civ 88.
"Cheryl Jones at 3PB remains active in Chancery work, with a particular focus on wills, trusts, and probate matters, with recent instructions concerning the removal of executors, and contested letters of administration, as well as time-sensitive matters such as urgent freezing injunctions against estate administrators."
‘Her legal knowledge and approachable style allow her to provide excellent service, particularly to direct access clients.’
Legal 500 2021 Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Chancery, Probate and Tax - Leading Juniors - Tier 2
‘An excellent Chancery junior.’
Cheryl Jones at 3PB specialises in Chancery work, and is recommended for her 'dedication and commitment'.
Legal 500 2020 Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors.
First Class degree (Law) from Lancaster University
Professional qualifications & appointments
- Member of the Chancery Bar Association
- Member of the Property Bar Association
Cheryl Jones is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.More Information