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Adam Goodison

Called to the Bar 1990
+44 (0)20 7696 9900
Adam Goodison
Called to the Bar 1990

Adam Goodison’s specialisations include restructuring, insolvency, finance/business litigation, company law and trusts litigation.

He is regularly instructed on high profile domestic and international restructurings involving litigation in London or overseas. 

Clients praise his ability to solve problems, whether through litigation, arbitration, or mediation, and his calm but firm approach when in court, with one client recently writing:  “Adam Goodison radiates integrity and is an extremely perceptive and focused individual. His blend of intellectual and emotional intelligence make him a formidable yet personable advocate.”

Recent notable cases include Re Primacom, Re Seat Pagine, Re Cortefiel, Re Orizonia, Re Icopal, Re Yell, Saad Holdings, Singularis, Coventry FC, Portsmouth FC, Plymouth Argyle FC, Battersea Power Station, Re Nortel, MF Global, Re Globespan and Jet Star v Sandhu.


Insolvency and Restructuring

Recent cases include:           

  • Re Icopal A/S [2013] EWHC 3469 (Ch), restructuring debt of €669,220,000 / scheme of arrangement
  • Re General Healthcare Group, restructuring debt of £1,650,000,000 / prospective scheme of arrangement  (July / August 2013)
  • Re Globespan Airways [2012] EWCA Civ 1159; [2013] 1 WLR 1122,  administration / termination / Companies House registration
  • Re Coventry City FC, administration / Proper Expenses
  • Re Cortefiel and Re MEP II SARL [2012] EWHC 4192 (Ch), restructuring debt of €1,385,000,000 / scheme of arrangement
  • Re Seat Pagine Gialle SPA & Re Lighthouse International Company [2012] EWHC 3686 (Ch), restructuring debt of € 2,770m / scheme of arrangement / consent fees / COMI shift / administration / cross border merger
  • Sandhu (Isher Fashions UK) v Jet Star Retail [2011] EWCA Civ 459, proper construction of terms and conditions; administration / retention of title / wrongful Interference
  • Re Primacom [2011] EWHC 3746 (Ch)
  • REO Powerstation, letter of request / administration of Battersea Power Station
  • Re Diwan; Re Orion Holdings Overseas, Dubai International Financial Centre; fraud litigation; disclosure against auditor
  • Re Wind Hellas, COMI shift/administration; restructuring

Banking and Finance

  • Governor and Company of Bank of Scotland v Neath Port Talbot Borough Council [2006] EWHC 2276 (Ch), PFI contracts/step in rights/ facility agreement /fixtures
  • Re Bank Mandiri, enforcement of facility agreement
  • Re Ethel Austin, proper construction of facility agreements; recovery of bank lending
  • Re Ideal Standard, proper construction of facility agreement/ inter-creditor agreement

International and Offshore

  • Re Diwan; Re Orion Holdings Overseas
  • Advice on numerous cases litigated in the Royal Court, Jersey, in the Cayman Islands, in the BVI and in the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (including the DIFC Court of Appeal)
  • Re AY Bank, acting for the Republic of Slovenia in international litigation and English litigation concerning an international ASI agreement to resolve disputes arising from the disintegration of the State of Yugoslavia

Trusts and Property

  • Re Pinnacle Entertainment, validity of fixed trust; administration of trust
  • Re OT Computers, letter of request/ administration; commercial fixed trusts/ validity of trusts/ administration of trusts
  • Re Safe Solutions, trust claim in the Chancery Division to recover defrauded monies by litigation in England, Switzerland, Liechstenstein and Spain


Other reported cases include:

  • AES Barry v TXU Europe Energy Trading [2005] 2 BCLC 22
  • Re World Class Homes [2005] 2 BCLC 1
  • Saville v Gerrard [2005] BCC 433
  • Holder v Supperstone, Independent, December 1999
  • Straume v Bradlor Developments, The Times, June 1999
  • Re Thirty Eight Building [1999] BCC 260 


Chambers & Partners Recommended as a Leading Barrister, Restructuring / Insolvency
Legal 500 Recommended as a Leading Barrister, Restructuring / Insolvency


2004-2009 Elected member of the Bar Council
1995-1998 Elected member of the Bar Council
1990 Called to the Bar of England and Wales

Admitted as an Advocate in the DIFC and the Dubai World Tribunal 


Chancery Bar Association
Insolvency Lawyers Association
Commercial Bar Association


Contributor to The Law of Administrators and Receivers of Companies (Lightman and Moss, Sweet and Maxwell)
Contributor to Rowlatt on Principal and Surety (Marks and Moss, Sweet and Maxwell)

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