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Barry Smith instructed to defend insolvency prosecution

Following an extensive investigation of his client, Barry Smith was instructed by David Fendt of Edwin Coe LLP to defend a prosecution brought against a former Company Director by the Insolvency Service following the collapse of his employment companies. After a period of negotiation with the Insolvency Service and a full analysis of the underlying evidence, he was able to achieve a suspended sentence for his client despite the case involving £4 million worth of transactions and substantial liabilities to creditors remaining.