John Briggs Called to the Bar 1973

John specialises in domestic and cross-border insolvency, commercial and chancery litigation, professional negligence and disciplinary proceedings (involving insolvency practitioners), partnerships, financial services and proceeds of crime.

Over the years John has appeared in many high profile cases particularly in the field of personal insolvency, insolvent partnerships and deceased insolvents, including  Kevin Maxwell, Asil Nadir, Jonathan Aitken, Kerry Katona, Sean Quinn, Seifert Sedley (solicitors), Nicholas Phillips (the Queen’s cousin – deceased), Boris Berezovsky (Russian oligarch – deceased) and Boris Becker.

John is described in Chambers & Partners 2016 as “concise, commercial and charming“. He “has the ability to take a highly complex case and cut to the core issues with ease.”

For many years John has been the Joint Senior Author of the leading insolvency textbook Muir Hunter on Personal Insolvency. He is a Deputy Insolvency and Companies Court Judge of the High Court in London. Before practising as a barrister, John was a jurist-linguist in French and Italian at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

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