“The set offers expertise in major multi-jurisdictional claims, and is also adept at handling insolvency cases involving partnerships and pension schemes.”
(Restructuring/Insolvency, Chambers UK 2019)

We have a large team of restructuring and insolvency barristers, with expertise in all aspects of insolvency litigation and legal advisory work, including in cases with a significant international dimension. We are regularly nominated for awards and many of our barristers are ranked highly in the legal directories.

Our barristers have experience at all levels, from QCs to newly qualified juniors. This means that we can offer a comprehensive service, whether you need a multi-counsel team for a large scale, cross-jurisdictional case, an expert’s advice on a discrete point of law, or assistance obtaining urgent interlocutory relief, such as worldwide freezing orders or injunctions restraining the advertisement of winding up petitions.

We work in all areas of corporate insolvency law, including administrations, liquidations receiverships and company voluntary arrangements. We have substantial experience in claims arising in these areas, including claims for the adjustment of prior transactions, misfeasance proceedings, wrongful and fraudulent trading, tracing and recovery of corporate assets, the appointment of provisional liquidators, private examinations, winding-up petitions, applications for rescission, validation orders, remuneration applications and disqualification proceedings. Several of our barristers have been appointed to the Attorney General’s panels and the Secretary of State’s panel for directors’ disqualification matters.

 

We also cover all aspects of personal insolvency law, including contested statutory demands, bankruptcy petitions, forum shopping disputes, validation orders, annulments, IVAs, sale and possession of property, tracing and recovery of assets, claims for the adjustment of prior transactions, private and public examinations, applications to limit disclosure of details,  insolvency administration orders, trustee’s remuneration, suspensions from discharge and bankruptcy restrictions orders.

We work with clients across a broad range of sectors, including corporations, financial institutions, government bodies, pension schemes and partnerships, as well as private individuals and their estates. We have extensive experience working closely with solicitors, insolvency practitioners and other professional advisors, and pride ourselves on our collaborative approach.

Many of our barristers contribute to Insolvency Litigation: A Practical Guide, published by Sweet & Maxwell, which is co-authored by Adam Deacock.