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No business is immune to financial crisis, especially in today’s challenging trading environment. Whether you are a stakeholder in a distressed business or an insolvency practitioner you need a proactive legal team who can provide concise, practical and effective advice, which will often need to take into account the international dimensions of a modern business.

Our highly experienced insolvency team has been involved in some of the world’s largest insolvencies and is used to working with other teams across a wide range of disciplines and sectors, both domestically and internationally. From reorganisation and reconstruction to administrations and liquidations, our partner led service is focused on finding a solution to your problems.

what we do...

  • Our experience – we have represented insolvency practitioners and creditors in many time critical cases where speed and depth of knowledge is essential. Our team rapidly deploy lawyers who have experience in both domestic and international insolvencies.

  • Regional, national and international client base - including insolvency practitioners, LPA receivers and all stakeholders of a distressed business ranging from directors to shareholders and investors to suppliers and customers.

  • Specialist lawyers - who can draw on expertise from other disciplines within the firm including real estate, tax,corporate, regulatory and environmental teams.

  • Access to an international network of advisors - through our membership of Pangea Net.

  • Recognised as a tier one firm - for insolvency in both Chambers and Legal 500.

  • Industry members - Association of Business Recovery Professionals, Insolvency Lawyers Association and Institute of Credit Management.

  • Involved in high profile reported decisions - concerning domestic and cross-border insolvencies, for example Re Permacelland Picard v Primeo.

  • Managing global insolvencies - across numerous jurisdictions.

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