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Adam Patel


Trainee Solicitor

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Adam graduated from the University of Huddersfield in July, having completed the Masters of Law and Practice, having received a First Class Law degree and a Distinction in his LPC.

Adam is currently working in Bermans Insolvency and Litigation departments, working on the resolution of commercial disputes and cases involving breach of contract.

Prior to working at Bermans, Adam worked in conveyancing at a Stockport based law firm.

In his final year at University, Adam was a student advisor, at the Huddersfield Legal Advice Clinic, giving members of the public pro-bono advice for cases they may not have been able to pursue.

During the Winter Adam goes snowboarding in the Czech Republic, as he is half Czech and his family have a cabin in the mountains to the north where there’s a lot of Winter sports activity.


Email: adam.patel@bermans.co.uk

Tel: 0161 827 4608

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Phoenix Company regulation with teeth?

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The Neuberg family operated a business producing light metal products and traded under the name Neuberg Metal Spinners for many years. In 1998 a company operated by Mr Neuberg called Neuberg Metal Spinners Limited went into liquidation. Despite this, the family business continued to trade under the name Neuberg Metals but through a new company, Watergate Services Limited, of which Mrs Neuberg was the sole director and secretary.

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Joanne Culley

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Jo joined Bermans in November 2016 as a Senior Associate in the Insolvency team.

Jo specialises in corporate and personal insolvency and in particular contentious assignments involving antecedent transactions (transactions at undervalue, preferences), wrongful trading, recovery of loans to directors and misfeasance claims. Jo also advises on security issues, LPA receiverships and in connection with directors’ liabilities on insolvency generally.

She advises a wide variety of clients including insolvency practitioners, secured lenders, invoice/asset financiers, accountants and directors.

Jo graduated from the University of Hull with a degree in Law (LLB Hons 2.1) and then attended the College of Law, Chester.

Jo trained at Halliwells Solicitors where she continued to practice until joining JMW Solicitors in 2009. Jo is a Fellow of R3 and a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association.

Jo is a keen horse-rider and enjoys running and dog-walking in her spare time.


Email: joanne.culley@bermans.co.uk

Tel: 0161 827 4605

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Philip Farrelly


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Head of Insolvency

Phil Farrelly is head of our restructuring and insolvency team and serves on Bermans board. Phil is a familiar face on the North West legal scene and has extensive experience of acting for insolvency practitioners, ABL and other lenders and directors in all aspects of corporate insolvency.

Clients find Phil approachable and responsive and value his pragmatic down to earth advice. Clients recommended him to Legal 500 for his ‘wide range of experience, clear and pragmatic advice and good value for money’ when acting for lenders, administrators, liquidators and corporate clients and described him as ‘practical, commercial and technically strong’.

He is a member of R3.


Email: philip.farrelly@bermans.co.uk

Tel: 0161 827 4609

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