Alex Nicol
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Alex is a founding director of Aptum. He is driven to create a law firm with a difference - one that provides exceptional legal services but gives a superior experience both for clients and lawyers. An experience focussed on communication, commercial outcomes and certainty. Alex has over 11 years of experience working on complex insolvency administrations and large scale commercial litigation. Alex has advised insolvency practitioners, banks and creditors on issues surrounding the appointment of external administrators, proof of debt claims, enforcing securities, deeds of company arrangement and sales of business assets. His litigation expertise covers the field of personal and corporate insolvency claims (from appointment, through recoveries and remuneration to the conclusion of the administration) and extends to the project management of large scale commercial disputes.

Value: am I getting it from my litigation lawyer?
Business,Business Advice,Legal Updates,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 2 minutesEvery director or general counsel responsible for managing litigation is tasked with achieving better outcomes for less. In essence, the task is to achieve better value for your company’s litigation spend. However, you can’t achieve better value without an objective sense of what value looks like – how do I know when I am getting good value […]

The Remuneration of Liquidators
Business,Business Advice,Legal Updates,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt is of little surprise that judicial consideration of the remuneration of liquidators remains a topic close to the hearts of all those in the insolvency industry, particularly at a time when the market is more competitive than ever. That the remuneration as well as costs and expenses must be “reasonable” is well established but […]

Time based billing: The Scourge of Efficiency and Innovation
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 4 minutes“A story about time based billing” or alternatively “how to ensure your staff and clients are underwhelmed and unhappy” The billable hour is a widely used and accepted mechanism for the invoicing of clients in professional services firms, and particularly in law firms. As will be apparent to those whose keen wit managed to pierce […]