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Litigator Dominic Offord is among the best in the business when it comes to getting the very best results for the firm’s clients.

Legal 500 UK 2024

Dominic Offord heads Howard Kennedy's Commercial Disputes Resolution team and represents clients on high-profile and multi-jurisdictional insolvency/ fraud cases.

Dominic advises local and foreign Insolvency Practitioners, as well as, creditors and directors in a wide range of insolvency claims ranging from misfeasance to antecedent transactions and enforcing security. He also works closely with Howard Kennedy's experts in criminal and regulatory investigations and, where cases are high profile, his reputational management colleagues.

Dominic regularly speaks at domestic and international conferences on issues in insolvency and civil fraud. He has helped shape the law on cross-border insolvency by representing clients in the appellant courts.  During his career Dominic has successfully assisted clients recover billions of dollars.

Dominic is a member of R3 Association of Business Recovery professionals, the Fraud Lawyers Association and the Insolvency Lawyers Association.

Recent work
  • Advising the SIPA Trustee of Bernard L. Madoff, supporting his international recoveries initiative.
  • Defending a client from a $300m(US) claim arising from a failed hydro-electrical plant in Panama.
  • Representing liquidators on multiple claims resulting from a failed solar-panelling company.
  • Representing a client bringing a £250m+ claim against former directors for breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Representing a director following a fraud being discovered in a well known retailer and its subsequent liquidation.
  • Defending a client from a claim brought by the US Government.

  • "Dominic Offord is an outstanding group head and litigator. He has excellent judgement, impressive grasp of detail, and knows how to get the best out of his team and Counsel." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • Listed as a Key Lawyer, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market, Legal 500 UK 2023
  • "Dominic Offord is a standout. He has the perfect balance of letting team members do their jobs, understanding the detail, and driving the case in the best direction for the client. He is also delightful to work with." Legal 500 UK 2023
  • "Dominic Offord was outstanding, and his advice, pragmatic approach and reassurance were invaluable." Legal 500 UK 2022
  • "Dom’s crystal clear communication and personable nature helps manage client expectations from start to finish. We would and have recommended Dom highly to associates." Legal 500 UK 2021
  • "Dominic Offord is quite simply one of the best lawyers I have ever had the pleasure of working with." Legal 500 UK 2021
  • "Not only is he technically brilliant, acutely commercial and able to provide a wonderfully calm and balanced approach, his real strength is his ability to follow your thought process." Legal 500 UK 2021
  • "Dom has a canny knack of being able to translate an IP’s creative solutions into workable legal strategies." Legal 500 UK 2021

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We won "Insolvency Law Firm of the Year (Up to Three Insolvency Partners)" at the TRI Awards 2022

This is the third year in a row we have won this award and the fourth year the firm has been shortlisted. This is great recognition for our Restructuring & Insolvency group's hard work over what has been an incredibly challenging period for the industry.


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