Case Studies

Printed Materials

Case Study: Paragon v Waterloo

The Claimants were appointed as administrators of a company engaged in the production and supply of printed marketing materials. The company had supplied goods to the value of over £600,000 to the Defendant customer who, on the administration, had taken the opportunity to refuse payment alleging that the goods were defective and issued 11 separate counterclaims totalling £11 million. The Claimant engaged us to assist them to address the expert report and to examine and refute or otherwise quantify the actual level, if any, of any remaining counterclaims.

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ladies dresses rack

Case Study: Original Beauty Technology Company Limited and Others v G4K Fashions Limited and Others

The Claimants in this matter sell bandage and bodycon dresses and other garments under the brands House of CB and Mistress Rocks. At a liability trial held in February 2021, the Defendants, trading under the brand Oh Polly, were found to have infringed a number of unregistered design rights in certain garments.

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Elderly Man Upset

Case Study: Regina v David Barton & Others - Care Home Financial Abuse

Armstrong Watson Forensic Team work with Merseyside Police to help bring care home owner David Barton to justice for fraud, theft and transferring criminal property.

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Case Study: Administration sale saves business and 26 jobs


Ebor Concretes came into a period of difficulty in 2021 and recognising it needed support before it was too late, its director turned to Armstrong Watson’s Restructuring and Insolvency team.

Partners Rob Adamson and Mike Kienlen were engaged to assist with an accelerated sale of the business through an administration on 17 November 2021.

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Penrith cricket club

Case Study: Cricket club screens summer of live sport thanks to IT investment

Penrith Cricket Club has upgraded its WiFI network so that customers can make the most of future big sporting events such as live international football tournaments and cricket fixtures, along with the Olympics, Rugby World Tours and other large scale competitions. The upgraded system allows the club to show different matches at the same time, meaning sports fans won’t miss a kick, pass or catch, while also delivering uninterrupted Wi-Fi access throughout the club’s Tynefield Park ground, including the beer garden.

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Case Study: Holiday park owner receives almost £500,000 from HMRC thanks to unique VAT methodology

Cotterhill Limited operates eight Maguires Country Parks across Northumberland, County Durham and North Yorkshire, primarily offering holiday homes and residential homes across its impressive portfolio of sites. 

VAT Director Alex Nicholson made the clients aware of an opportunity to reclaim overpaid VAT thanks to a unique methodology he has devised for valuing the removable contents sold as parts of caravans and lodges.

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Case Study: English Marquee Company creates foundations for its future during pandemic

The English Marquee Company has quickly established itself as a classically stylish brand and fixture in the UK Event scene over the past four years.  

The family-owned and operated events company, based in Harrogate, was founded by brother and sister duo Sam and Tor Peters in 2017 as a division of parent company BHP Associates Ltd, which liaises with tour operators throughout the UK and Europe to promote Canadian holidays.

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Case Study: Outsourced bookkeeping and preparation of group management information for international company

Exus Software Limited (Exus) is a global leader in debt collection and recovery technology, with headquarters in London and operating R&D in Athens. They designed, and now implement and monitor, a unique software in the financial services sector. Exus Financial Suite (EFS) is a comprehensive suite of software applications that manages credit risk along the whole lifecycle of accounts, from the moment of disbursement until write-off or debt sale.

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Case Study: Solvent liquidation - Group of companies


An existing client of Armstrong Watson was planning to sell their business and had been approached by a competitor with a significant offer for the trade and business. 

They were keen to ensure that the potential return of the capital back to members – all of which were family – was maximised and engaged the services of our Restructuring and Insolvency Team and Tax department to assist.  

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Stuart Jackson - Chief Executive

Case Study: Client Focus - Ice Creates Ltd

The ICE story started in 1999 when two brothers, Stuart and Ian Jackson, and Amanda Madden united to launch a communications and design company in Merseyside. Today, 22 years later, ICE is a UK leader in behaviour change, with 62 teams across the UK, creating positive impact through research, experience design, behavioural science and communications and marketing. 

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