Barrister: Martha Maher
Area of Law: Insolvency and Partnership
Summary: Martha Maher was instructed by Claire Sharf of Pinsent Masons on behalf of KPMG in relation to the obtaining of the Administration Order in respect of failed law firm Cobbetts LLP. The business of the c£50m turnover firm, along with its 72 partners and circa 400 staff situated in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and London were prepack sold to DWF LLP as part of the process. The order was obtained in the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division before Mrs Justice Asplin. Martha was led by Peter Arden QC of Erskine Chambers.
Summary: Acted for liquidator appointed in creditors voluntary liquidation in rescinding a winding-up order
 BCC 57
Summary: Application for administration order in relation to LLP and directions under para 63 Schedule B1 in relation to pre-pack sales of the business assets.
Acting for a partner in a dispute concerning a family partnership which operated a hotel. 7-day trial in the County Court.
Summary: Dispute between partners of large firm of accountants in South Wales regarding retirement provisions, partition of offices and clients, and misuse of confidential information.
 EWCA Civ 165,  BCLC 131
Summary: Acted at trial in High Court and on appeal in partnership dispute involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty
 2WLR 1006
Summary: Held that the defendant’s conduct towards the claimant was in breach of the duty of good faith between partners. It entitled the claimant to apply for an order for dissolution and for an order that the defendant’s buy out the claimant’s interest in the partnership. It is a leading case on the effect of repudicatory breach of partnership agreement. It is also a leading case of the calculation of damages for the breach of partnerships.
 2 BCLC 334 CA
Summary: Director’s disqualification.
Summary: A dispute between a specialist dental partnership regarding ownership of partnership property, division of profits and work-in-progress.