Matthew Parfitt appointed as Deputy Insolvency and Companies Court Judge

The Lord Chief Justice has appointed Matthew Parfitt as a Deputy Insolvency and Companies Court Judge with effect from 2 December 2020 following an open competition.

Insolvency and Companies Court Judges are specialist judges dealing with company and insolvency cases. Their work involves hearing and determining a wide variety of personal insolvency, company insolvency and non-insolvent company law matters pursuant to the Companies Acts and related legislation, such as shareholder disputes and cross-border mergers. Deputy ICC Judges sit on a part-time basis and largely undertake the same work as the full time judges. Deputy ICC Judges are required to have working experience in and a deep understanding of corporate and personal insolvency law and corporate law as this is a specialist jurisdiction.

Matthew is looking forward to taking on this new challenge and feels privileged to be able to use his skills and experience on the other side of the bench. He will be sitting as a deputy judge for around six weeks per year and will also continue his busy full time practice in chambers.