Nicky-Ray is part of the Insolvency Department, primarily dealing with contentious matters such as sequestrations, evictions, and debt recovery. He advises Scotland’s Insolvency Service, the Accountant in Bankruptcy, in actions for division and sale, recovery of heritable and commercial property, reduction, applications for consent to sell Family Homes in terms of Section 40 of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 and Section 113 of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016, and various other matters which arise from the sequestration process.
He also provides advice and assistance on a range of other insolvency related issues to clients including insolvency practitioners, companies, organisations within both the public and private sector, and individuals. Although his main focus is on personal insolvency, he also deals with corporate insolvency matters such as winding up companies under the Insolvency Act 1986 and assisting administrators and liquidators during the insolvency process. He has appeared in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland to conduct legal hearings and has assisted and instructed Counsel in both Sheriff Court and Court of Session actions.
Nicky-Ray was previously seconded to the Accountant in Bankruptcy's office in Kilwinning for two years, where he assisted and advised the policy development team on both personal and corporate insolvency matters.
He is a member of the team that won the prestigious "Insolvency Team of the Year" award at the Law Awards of Scotland 2012 and "Regional Insolvency Team of the Year" at the Insolvency and Rescue Awards 2014.
Qualifications: LLB (Hons), Dip LP
Joined the firm: 2010