Our Team

Deborah Tillett
Of Counsel
  • Banking (& Finance) Litigation
  • Commercial & Contractual Disputes
  • Fraud (& Asset Recovery)
  • Insolvency & Restructuring Disputes
Qualifications & Education
  • Law (LLB (Hons)), University of Otago, New Zealand
  • BA (Psychology), University of Otago, New Zealand
  • New Zealand Law Society
Professional Associations
  • Member, International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation

Deborah is a commercial litigator with particular expertise in restructuring and insolvency law and financial services disputes. She has experience acting on complex and high-value matters, for insolvency practitioners, directors, debtors and creditors across a range of sectors and in relation to both domestic and cross border disputes and insolvencies.


Deborah holds Bachelor’s degrees in both Law and Psychology from the University of Otago, New Zealand and is admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court in New Zealand. Since qualifying, Deborah has practised at one of New Zealand’s largest corporate law firms, at a specialist litigation firm in London, and at Eversheds Sutherland where she was an associate in the restructuring team working on insolvency matters with a contentious element. She joined Enyo Law in May 2021.

Experience includes:
  • the provisional liquidation and subsequent liquidation of Allied Wallet Limited, an FCA-regulated electronic money provider
  • the administration of Force India Formula One Team Limited
  • acting for the liquidators of a UK construction company in pursuing claims against its former directors for breach of directors’ duties
  • acting for a commercial real estate fund defending proceedings issued in the Commercial Court by a defaulting borrower
  • acting for a foreign Government agency seeking to pursue claims in excess of USD 2 billion and obtain injunctive relief against multiple defendants
  • advising the administrators of a UK-incorporated company providing due diligence and collateral risk management services in relation to commodity trades
Jul 9, 2024
The importance of directors’ knowledge in establishing the largest ever wrongful trading award and the first ever award for “misfeasant trading”
The High Court recently issued its judgment against two former directors of BHS Group Limited, Mr Henningson and Mr Chandler...
Jul 4, 2024
Supreme Court rules that planning authorities cannot give permission for oil drilling projects without considering the environmental effects of the oil’s combustion
On 20 June 2024, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in R (on the application of Finch on behalf...
Jul 2, 2024
UK sanctions ground payment obligations under letters of credit in aircraft leasing case
In Celestial Aviation Services Limited v UniCredit Bank GmbH, London Branch [2024] EWCA Civ 628, the Court of Appeal held...
Jun 13, 2024
Fair winds favour plaintiffs in wasted expenditure cases
A recent judgment of the High Court of Australia has clarified aspects of contract law and the availability of damages...