Thomas Wheeler

Thomas Wheeler
Call: 2011 (Inner Temple)
Education: LL.B (Hons), LL.M (Criminal Law & Criminal Justice)
Associations: Criminal Bar Association, Midland Circuit

Practice Areas: Commercial & ChanceryCrime

Thomas joined chambers following the successful completion of his pupillage. Thomas’ practice includes insolvency, commercial litigation, property and company law. Instructions are also taken in respect of general civil and criminal matters.

Thomas has extensive experience of a wide range of applications under the Insolvency Act and Rules, including applications to set aside statutory demands, bankruptcy petitions, annulment of bankruptcy orders, winding up petitions, administration applications and appeals. Thomas regularly appears in the County Court and appears in the High Court in respect of these applications, together with advisory and drafting work.

Notable Cases

Re: A Bankrupt – Acting for the Trustee in Bankruptcy, successfully obtained substantial sums for the benefit of the creditors, both at first instance and subsequently at appeal in the High Court.

Blackshaw v MFS Portfolio [2016] EWHC 3708 (Ch) – Successfully opposed an appeal of the lower Court’s decision to refuse annulment of a bankruptcy order. Click here for official transcript.

Re: Morris – Successfully opposed an annulment application where the Bankrupt was asserting a failure of the Petitioning Creditor to serve both the statutory demand and petition.

Re: A Debtor – Obtained the Petitioning Creditor’s costs where the petition had to be dismissed due to full payment being received. The basis of the order was the behaviour of the Debtor in attempting to frustrate proceedings.

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