This section is about the main reported Insolvency/VAT cases in which Arfan has been instructed during his career.


  • Michael v the Official Receiver

    2014 EWCA Civ 534

    Judicial bias/predetermination/correct applicable test.

    Court of Appeal. Sole Counsel.

  • Bank of Ireland v Gill

    2013 EWCA Civ 2996 (Ch)

    Banks application to lift a stay where the bank made inappropriate attempts to serve a bankruptcy petition.

    Sole Counsel for the Respondent.

  • Chamberlin v Revenue & Customs

    2011 EWCA Civ 271, [2011] S.T.I. 1213


    Sole Counsel.

  • Nortel v Unite the Union & Anor

    2010 B.P.I.R. 1003; Times, May 18, 2010

    Permission to proceed against a company in administration involving suggested pension fund liabilities of 3.3 billion/correct applicable test.

    Sole Counsel.

  • Chamberlin v Revenue & Customs

    2010 S.T.I. 2177

    Whether acceptance of an erroneous VAT return creates a bankruptcy debt in relation to legal services not chargeable to VAT.

    Permission to appeal granted. Appeal allowed against a decision of the Chief Registrar. Represented the Appellant. Sole Counsel.

  • Hellard v Michael

    [2010] B.P.I.R. 418

    Extent and nature of court's supervisory justification over trustees in bankruptcy - Insolvency Act 1986, s. 303 (1), (2) and the fairness of the disposal of assets by biding process.

  • Day v Haine & Anor; re Compound Sections Ltd

    2008 2 BCLC 517

    Whether a protective award made after the date a company went into liquidation was provable in respect of redundancies made prior to that date.

    Court of Appeal. Appeal allowed. Sole Counsel for the employees.