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Carl Arreghini
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Carl Arreghini

Associate Solicitor
Commercial Disputes , Dispute Resolution , Insolvency , Intellectual Property , Specialist Sectors

My Approach

I aim to provide my clients with clear and prompt advice on their options and on what I consider to be the best way forward, at every stage of a matter.

Throughout a dispute, I will always seek to narrow and simplify its issues and endeavour to keep to them. I also keep my client’s ultimate aims firmly in mind, with a view of achieving the best possible outcome.

Areas of Expertise

Insolvency

I specialise in insolvency matters concerning both individuals and companies. I regularly act in the following:-

Individual & Company

  • Advise clients in financial difficulty, including on their duties to creditors and on restructuring affairs.
  • Advise on the options available to clients that are insolvent or likely to be insolvent.
  • Advise on actions taken by creditors, liquidators or the Official Receiver.
  • Assist with Statutory Demands, including applying to set them aside.
  • Assist with defending and resolving bankruptcy and winding up proceedings.
  • Assist with setting aside (annulment/rescind) Bankruptcy and Winding Up Orders.
  • Dispute underlying debts and make any counterclaims or set offs available.
  • Advise on the effects of Bankruptcy and Winding Up Orders, including on duties and responsibilities.

Insolvency Claims against companies and directors

  • Transactions at an undervalue
  • Preferences
  • Transactions defrauding creditors
  • Misfeasance (breach of duty/negligence)
  • Avoidance of floating charges
  • Wrongful and fraudulent trading
  • Illegal dividends
  • Winding up and bankruptcy petitions
  • Disputes with an international element

Directors and Disqualification

  • Advise directors on the personal claims they may face following the insolvency of a company
  • Act for directors in disqualification proceedings.
  • Advise directors on their duties and responsibilities following disqualification.

Commercial Disputes

I also specialise in commercial litigation, often concerning an international element, including:-

  • Contractual disputes. E.g. breach of contract.
  • Consumer rights and consumer credit/finance. E.g. disputes concerning the sale and supply of goods and services and consumer financial agreements, including misrepresentation and retention of title.
  • Corporate and Partnership Disputes. E.g. internal disputes between directors, shareholders and or partners, including derivative actions, breach of directors duties and unfair prejudice claims.
  • Defamation. E.g. making or defending claims concerning libel or slander.
  • Property. E.g. breaches of lease and matters concerning declarations as to ownership and the forced sale of properties under the Trusts of Land Act (TOLATA).
  • Professional negligence. E.g. negligent advice or actions (including fraud) of a professional.
  • Enforcement of Judgments. E.g. successful claimants (judgment creditors) seeking to enforce a judgment against defendants (judgment debtors), often with an international element.
  • Debt Recovery. E.g. creditors seeking to recover monies owed by debtors. My insolvency experience assists with this specialism, which often also concerns international parties or debts.

Tax Disputes

I also specialise in tax disputes. I assist with the following matters:-

  • Advise on potential grounds of appealing tax.
  • Enter into negotiations on behalf of clients with HM Revenue & Customs regarding tax demands.
  • Arranging the appeal of tax demands with HM Revenue & Customs.
  • Arranging appeal notices of tax demands to be filed at the First Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber).
  • Seeking settlement with HM Revenue & Customs.
  • Advising clients who cannot pay tax liabilities on the options available to them.

Contentious Trusts & Probate

I also specialise deal with contentious trusts and probate matters. This includes:-

  • Making and defending claims under the Inheritance (Provisions for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.
  • Challenging and defending the validity of a Will.
  • Bringing and defending lack of capacity claims.
  • Bringing and defending breach of trust claims.
  • Acting against and on behalf of executors in regards to the administration of estates.
  • Advising persons making a Will who are concerned about it being challenged at a later date.
  • Applying for or defending an application to make a statutory Will.
  • Challenging or defending the way in which an estate is being administered.

Recent Work Includes

Examples of recent cases include:

  • Acted for a claimant partnership against one of its partners regarding breach of contract. Obtained judgment for a six figure sum following a 3 day trial.
  • Acted for a defendant insurance company in a claim concerning breach of contract. The claim settled on favourable terms.
  • Acted for a company in a derivative action against a director regarding breach of duty and negligence. The case settled at mediation shortly before trial on favourable terms.
  • Acted on behalf of a lender regarding a consumer finance dispute. Achieved a settlement at mediation resulting in the full loaned sum being recovered.
  • Successfully defended winding-up proceedings commenced by HMRC against the client company concerning tax of £3.1m. Currently appealing the tax at the Tax Tribunal.
  • Acted for liquidators of a company in a claim against an out of jurisdiction director for misfeasance, wrongful trading and unlawful dividends. Achieved a favourable settlement shortly before trial.
  • Successfully challenged a personal guarantee for over £100,000 on behalf of the directors of an insolvent company.
  • Acted for a claimant in a multi-million pound claim against LPA receivers for breach of duty arising out of the forced sale of a large property portfolio.
  • Acted for a claimant in a negligence claim against a bank and firm of solicitors concerning breach of duty, fraud and deceit. The matter settled for a six figure sum.
  • Acted for a claimant in proceedings concerning the trusts of land and the forced sale of a property portfolio. Achieved a favourable settlement shortly before trial, resulting in the claimant receiving payment for all equity claimed from the portfolio.
  • Acted for a judgment creditor in the enforcement of a foreign judgment worth c€450,000.
  • Acted for a trust in a claim against a trustee for breach of trust. Successfully obtained judgment for the full claim and recovered the judgment sum through enforcement proceedings.
  • Acted for a defendant in solicitors costs proceedings at the Senior Courts Costs Office, concerning invoices totaling in excess of £100,000.
  • Acted for a claimant in defamation proceedings against a public body regarding slanderous comments published. A favourable settlement was achieved.

Experience, Professional Associations and Qualifications

  • Qualified as a solicitor in February 2015.
  • Awarded an Academic Scholarship to read Law at the University of Bournemouth.
  • LLB (Hons) Law Degree from the University of Bournemouth (Class 2i).
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Bournemouth (Distinction).
  • Professional Certificate in Insolvency Litigation.
  • ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Solicitors - Student Member)
  • Recommended Department by The Legal 500 (UK 2019) for Commercial Litigation - with Carl being described as ‘making a name for himself in insolvency and tax litigation’
  • Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500 (UK 2017) for Commercial Litigation.
  • Recommended Department by The Legal 500 (UK 2016) for Commercial Litigation.
  • Recommended Department by The Legal 500 (UK 2016) for Contentious Trusts and Probate - being described as 'Streets ahead'.
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Reviews
“I would like to personally recommend Carl Arreghini, his level of professionalism and expertise in his field is admirable. His guidance and recommendations gave us the results we were looking for. ” Mr Duarte
“Carl Arreghini provided excellent and comprehensive legal advice on our recent Small Claims Court litigation process and we would recommend Ellis Jones to anyone looking for legal representation. Top job! ” Mr Milton