In the current economic climate, many companies and individuals are faced with financial difficulties. Our specialist lawyers undertake a wide range of contentious and non-contentious insolvency and restructuring work, and advise clients including insolvency practitioners, directors, creditors, individuals, employees, companies and shareholders. We undertake a mix of contentious and non-contentious insolvency and restructuring work.

We support officeholders in their efforts to maximise recoveries and returns to creditors. We also advise directors on their duties and responsibilities during the twilight period and in connection with company disqualification proceedings and other claims made by officeholders. We advise shareholders in connection with post-insolvency investigations including claims in respect of unlawful dividends and on shareholder disputes. We have extensive experience of restructuring and reorganisation procedures and the implementation of schemes and voluntary arrangements.

Our expertise includes:

  • Insolvency Act 1986 section 110 arrangements
  • Statutory demergers
  • Company and individual voluntary arrangements
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Winding up of companies and LLPs and winding up in the public interest
  • Administration, PPP administration and administrative receivership
  • Personal insolvency, including bankruptcy, IVAs and associated proceedings
  • Asset tracing and recovery
  • Preferences and transactions at an undervalue
  • Wrongful and fraudulent trading
  • Directors’ fiduciary duties and misfeasance
  • Claims to recover unlawful distributions, including dividends
  • Voidable transactions
  • Debt restructuring
  • Dividend waivers and debt for equity swaps
  • Distressed business sales and corporate restructuring
  • Maximising tax relief on bad debts and for investors

Related areas:

Company and Partnership disputes
Commercial and Services Contracts disputes
Intellectual Property
Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery
Claims under the Commercial Agents Regulations