We deal with all aspects of Business Recovery & Restructuring as well as Insolvency Law relating to every formal insolvency procedure.

We are not limited to any particular type of business, whether by size, sector or legal structure.

As we specialise in this area we understand the needs and objectives of our clients better than more general law firms. Our practical approach means that we offer advice which is not merely legal in nature. Our advice is primarily aimed at assisting the turnaround of a business whilst limiting the unavoidable risks experienced by businesses in financial difficulty.

Technical excellence is a given expectation of all our clients as it would be of any lawyer they might engage.  Our approach is to do a full fact find to assess our clients’ needs and then to advise honestly and commercially to provide the best practical solution for that client.

Working in times of financial distress requires particular skills of lawyers who need to be proactive, concise in their advice. We understand the commercial drivers and the strategic imperatives of businesses in distress and the need to go beyond core legal advice and be a trusted business partner.

We are able to help you build alternative plans and strategies tailored to companies’ circumstances to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

We can deal with problems arising as a direct consequence of financial difficulties, such as creditor pressure and cash-flow problems as well as those which are not necessarily linked, such as shareholders’ and board disputes.

Formal insolvency proceedings are not always the right solution for underperforming businesses and we never consider business failure as inevitable. We consider the Business Recovery & Restructuring and Insolvency aspects of our practice to be complementary, but distinct.

We advise on the avoidance of risk and problems in the management of distressed businesses and those encountered in the operation of businesses without immediate financial problems.

The longer problems are left without being addressed the fewer or more restricted the options available to you so we appreciate the opportunity to be directly involved with matters at an early stage, even if any formal instruction appears uncertain at the time.  

We are in a position of both objective outsiders and specialist insolvency lawyers, able to act as confidantes and advisers subject to the privileged solicitor-client relationship.

We advise a large number of clients on their restructuring options focusing on where value lies for a stakeholder when a business becomes distressed. This advice can often result in enhanced security and recovery if restructuring options have been exhausted.

When businesses are struggling and the stakes are high, our clients expect clear, unequivocal advice from lawyers who understand the commercial pressures and risks.  We act for lenders, borrowers, insolvency practitioners and company directors on a wide range of distressed, turnaround and insolvency matters.  We also advise directors on avoidance of personal liability such as liability under the wrongful trading and fraudulent trading provisions of The Insolvency Act 1986 and under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.