Blake Lapthorn hires new head of insolvency

Blake Lapthorn has hired partner Nick Oliver from niche London commercial practice Moon Beever to head its insolvency and business recovery team in London

Oliver has advised insolvency practitioners, banks, multinational companies, HM Customs & Excise and the Inland Revenue. He was also instrumental in a new initiative with the Insolvency Service to take civil recovery proceedings against delinquent directors on a conditional fee basis to produce better returns to creditors.