Jamie Leader

Jamie has over 20 years’ experience in insolvency and banking litigation. He acts for all stakeholders in distressed and insolvent situations—insolvency practitioners, directors, creditors and debtors—across a range of sectors, and advises in relation to both domestic and cross-border insolvency.   

Jamie is ranked by the legal directories for both restructuring and banking litigation. He chairs the Law Society's Insolvency Law Sub-Committee and is co-chair of R3's Education, Courses and Conferences committee.

He is a solicitor advocate, with higher rights of audience before the English courts, and has also appeared before the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre. 


After graduating from Cambridge University, Jamie qualified as a barrister in 2000 and completed his pupillage at two sets of chambers in Lincoln’s Inn. He re-qualified as a solicitor in 2003, and worked in the restructuring teams at Clyde & Co and then at Eversheds Sutherland, where he was a partner from 2011 and led the insolvency litigation practice. He joined Enyo in 2021.

Recent experience includes:
  • representing a bank creditor in opposing a scheme of arrangement (Re DTEK Energy BV [2021] EWHC 1551 (Ch)
  • obtaining recognition in the UK of the German insolvency proceedings in relation to Greensill Bank AG, under the Cross Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 [2021] EWHC 966 (Ch)
  • acting for a large landlord in issuing, and subsequently settling, a challenge to a CVA proposed by a high-street retailer during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • the contested appointment of administrators to a Formula One racing team (Re Force India Formula One Team Limited [2018] EWHC 3852 (Ch))
  • • the provisional liquidation and liquidation of Allied Wallet Limited, an FCA-regulated e-money provider [2019] EWHC 3805 (Ch).
  • defending a commercial real estate fund in Commercial Court proceedings brought by a defaulted borrower (CNM Estates (Tolworth Tower) Limited v. VeCREF 1 sarl [2018] EWHC 2838 (Comm)
  • acting for creditors in commencing liquidation proceedings for the investigation of two significant international frauds;
  • advising Network Rail on the insolvency of Carillion, involving the transfer of all Carillion’s Network Rail contracts to a new contractor, the safeguarding of over 700 jobs and the payment of many smaller subcontractors;
  • successfully opposing an application by insolvency officeholders for court approval of a global compromise of causes of action held by the relevant company, and achieving the replacement of the relevant officeholders;
  • advising one of the largest creditors of Lehman Brothers in relation to the “Waterfall” proceedings.


Jamie Leader
020 3837 1670
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Qualifications & Education
  • MA (1st class), Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
  • Law Society of England and Wales
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