Insolvency & restructuring

Our insolvency solicitors act for lenders, borrowers, insolvency practitioners and company directors on a wide range of business recovery, turnaround and insolvency matters. 

Our expertise

Corporate insolvency

  • acting for and advising administrators, administrative receivers and liquidators and advising on Law of Property Act receiverships
  • company voluntary arrangements (CVAs)
  • collection and protection of assets including wrongful/fraudulent trading actions, transactions at an under-value and preferences
  • security, priority and inter-creditor arrangements, debt collection and reservation of title claims
  • banking and security advice
  • restructuring, debt/equity swaps and re-constructions, directors’ duties and directors’ disqualification issues

Personal insolvency

  • issuing and defending statutory demands and bankruptcy petitions to include advising and preparing applications for suspension of discharge from bankruptcy
  • Income Payment Agreements (IPAs) and applications to court to obtain Income Payment Orders (IPOs)
  • antecedent transactions (transaction at an undervalue and preference claims)
  • recovery of book debts due to individuals (including members of a partnership) subject to a bankruptcy order and book debts due to companies or partnerships against which a winding up order has been made
  • principles of equity of exoneration and equitable accounting claims
  • possession and sale applications and recovery of assets, including assets outside of the jurisdiction.

Knowledge & insight

Legal Articles

How safe is your pension in bankruptcy?

During the last four years or so, the law governing access to a bankrupt’s pension by Trustees in Bankruptcy (‘Trustee’) has been cast into uncertainty by two contradictory court rulings.

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