Joe specialises in contentious and non-contentious corporate and personal insolvency matters. In 2021, Joe was ranked as a Rising Star by the Legal 500 for Insolvency and Corporate Recovery in the East Midlands. He also sits on the Midlands R3 New Professionals Committee.
Joe trained locally and worked across the East Midlands, starting out as a commercial litigator before specialising in insolvency matters.
Joe works closely with other members of the R&I team and has experience in acting across a wide range of sectors including charities and not for profit; construction; education; local government; and retail.
The R&I team is often called upon for ad hoc as well as complex advice to clients on all sides and points on the distress curve. As such, Joe is adept at advising on a broad range of issues including business and asset disposals, directors’ duties and recovery and insolvency litigation including wrongful trading, misfeasance actions and antecedent transaction claims. Joe has a calm, methodical style and has been described on occasion as ‘unflappable’.
Following the sale of the business out of administration, we have continued to advise the directors in their personal capacities and, specifically, in relation to the re-use of the business name.
Supporting the company through the defense of c.£1m preference claim allegations and achieving an amicable settlement.
"Joe Price – Understands the end goal and works to get a solution to benefit all stakeholders. Works diligently and accurately to provide reassuring strategy. Undaunted by the prospect of and unflappable in the midst of a difficult situation."
"Joe Price is great to work with. His interpersonal skills and communication give him an outstanding bedside manner in dealing with clients."
The education sector has recently been impacted by the administration of Gaia Technologies (one of the UK’s leading suppliers of ICT services to UK schools and universities) which entered administration due to “severe cash flow issues”.