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We understand that dealing with insolvency and enforcement issues can be challenging and time critical. This is where our team of experienced insolvency lawyers can help guide you through this specialist area.

Our insolvency services and expertise

Our client base includes companies and individuals based overseas who have economic interests in the UK and require guidance on issues that are unique to the insolvency system in this jurisdiction. 

Corporate insolvency

Our partners have advised numerous companies and boards on the full range of insolvency processes, including administrations, liquidations, company voluntary arrangements and receiverships. We have also been involved in some significant informal restructurings and refinancings, working alongside our clients to turnaround their business successfully and maintain value for key stakeholders. In addition, our links with several prominent insolvency practitioners and turnaround professionals mean that we can quickly pull together a team of experts to protect a client’s position.

For example, we regularly advise on company restoration matters, including providing specialist advice on how to wind up a foreign-registered company incapable of restoration with assets in England and Wales, which have fallen bona vacantia to the Crown.

Insolvencies can sometime create opportunities and we work with specialist colleagues in tax, real estate, corporate, employment and intellectual property to advise on the acquisition and disposal of insolvent companies and their assets. In the commercial and residential property spheres we are renowned for our property insolvency expertise, acting for landlords, tenants and developers. 

Insolvency services for financial services and not-for-profit

With our strong track record in financial services, we are trusted by prominent private banks to advise them on dealing with their distressed debt positions. This includes regularly acting on the enforcement of both regulated and unregulated loans and dealing with secured and unsecured debts. We advise at all stages, from strategic options at the outset on through to realising any security, either via the appointment of a receiver or other suitable enforcement options.

In the charity sector, we have a wealth of experience advising organisations of all sizes and types on critical issues surrounding charity insolvencies.

Personal insolvency

We also advise individuals, banks and other stakeholders on personal bankruptcy issues, as well as on negotiations with creditors and individual voluntary arrangements.

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