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Milan Kapadia

Senior Associate

T: 020 7842 1497 (DDI)
T: 020 7583 2222
E: milan.kapadia@roydswithyking.com

Milan is a senior associate in the Dispute Resolution and Insolvency teams in our London office. He has strong experience in corporate and civil litigation and restructuring and recovery. His clients include insolvency practitioners, corporate clients, clients in the Oil and Gas industry, several of the Indian Banks with a presence in the UK and individual clients.



About Milan

Milan qualified as a solicitor in 2009 at a niche city firm. He joined Royds, now Royds Withy King, in 2012 before becoming a Senior Associate in 2013. His experience and expertise includes:

  • high value commercial claims  for corporate clients and individuals
  • complex litigation involving beneficial interests, property, trusts, asset tracing and recovery
  • company administrations and restructuring of insolvent companies, liquidations, insolvency petitions, pre-pack sales
  • personal insolvencies
  • private criminal prosecution

Milan has also appeared before Registrars in the Bankruptcy Court and Masters in the Queen’s Bench Division and the Supreme Court Costs Division.

Work highlights

Bank of Baroda & Syndicate Bank v three law firms (2015)
Advising two Indian banks (and administrators) in the successful recovery of a loan of £4m plus interest and other losses to fraudulent property investors and negligent lawyers.

Thomas v Edmondson (2014)
Advising a Trustee in Bankruptcy in an application for an Income Payments Order. It was the first case (and is the current authority) to decide that an IPO could be made pursuant to section 310 of the Insolvency Act 1986 in circumstances where an Income Payments Agreement had already been made pursuant to section 310A of the Act, but which had come to an end.

The bankruptcy of Suresh Mirpuri (2012 to 2015)
Advising the supervisor of the debtor’s failed IVA in a contentious bankruptcy petition which led to his bankruptcy. Milan advised the Trustee in Bankruptcy on several complex applications including on the resisted sale of a property worth £3m, for the benefit of the creditors. The petition and bankruptcy involved important decisions on the timing of resolutions authorising Supervisors of IVAs to petition for bankruptcy and retrospective extensions for creditors meetings and annulling bankruptcies.

Strait Oil & Gas v Various Defendants (2011 to 2015)
Acting for Strait Oil & Gas to recover losses caused by negligent handling by specialist project management companies. Also successfully defending actions to recover sums from the company.

Life & Style Retail Limited (2011 to 2014)
Advising the Administrators of one of the previously largest national clothes chains (with over 100 stores), including over 30 contentious retention of title claims, the sale of the assets of the company and other insolvency issues.

Portsmouth City Football Club (2010 to 2012)
Advising in respect of the petition to wind up the first Premier League football club to become insolvent, and on the purchase of the assets of the football club.

Memberships

Milan was admitted as a solicitor to the Law Society in 2009 and is a member of the Junior London Litigation Solicitors Association and the Society of Asian Lawyers.

Away from work, Milan’s interests include tennis, golf, theatre, the movies and technology. He can also speak four languages: English, Hindi, German and Gujarati.

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