Restructuring and insolvency

No matter how well run a business is, external events, such as an economic downturn or increased competition may mean that it encounters financial difficulty and stakeholders need access to experienced, pragmatic specialist advice. 

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Our Restructuring and Insolvency experts have an established track record of devising plans of business reconstruction, rescuing companies and saving business value. We also assist those encountering any contentious and non-contentious issues where insolvency arises.

Our team advises directors, lenders and creditors on a full range of contentious and non-contentious matters encountered when a business experiences financial distress.

We have long experience in advising boards of directors on their duties and responsibilities when their business experiences the shadow of insolvency. We assist in devising plans  to turnaround the business, ensuring that the board members act responsibly and reasonably, mitigate personal risk should the business fail.

We regularly act for creditors and insolvency officeholders in pursuing claims and acting on the sale of business and assets. We also will guide potential purchasers on the acquisition of business and/or assets from insolvency officeholders.

We represent directors should disqualification proceedings be brought and in defending claims that maybe brought against them.

Our clients value our reputation for taking a creative, timely and commercial approach to achieve the best outcome for them underpinned by expert legal analysis. We advise across a broad range of industry sectors, but have particular experience within the Retail & Leisure and Real Estate sectors.

Recent Experience

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