Insolvency, restructuring and bankruptcy advice


We advise:


Directors and shareholders of companies in financial difficulties;

Liquidators and other Office Holders;

Creditors owed money by insolvent businesses or individuals; and

Clients that are interested in buying assets from insolvent businesses or individuals.


We also advise on a wide range of issues related to bankruptcy and personal insolvencies, including annulment, discharge and the effect on the matrimonial home.


Our clients are given prompt, practical advice to achieve their objectives. We work closely with them to get the best result possible in these circumstances.


Our team includes Michael Batty, Neil Walmsley, Mark Daly, Andrew Cooper and Mark Williams. Michael acts for a number of Licensed Insolvency Practitioners. Neil is recommended by independent legal directories as being among the best lawyers in the region – which say that Neil “provides a City service at sensible rates”.


Examples of our work include:


Successfully resisting a claim by a Trustee in Bankruptcy who maintained that our client’s purchase of a care home from a business that then became insolvent was void, as a “transaction at an undervalue”;

Acting on behalf of Administrators in successfully perfecting their defective appointment at short notice through a swift and effective Court application;

Advising the shareholders of a manufacturing business facing insolvency on how to save that business by purchasing its assets and reemploying all staff, our proposal being supported by a Bank and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner;

Advising a retail business based in London on a very cost effective purchase of a competitor’s business from its Liquidators;

Acting for liquidators pursuing claims against debtors of a company, and on claims against former directors;

Advising the owners of a business facing insolvency on their responsibilities, enabling them to take steps to restructure and save the business whilst fully discharging their statutory responsibilities as directors; and

Advising on the annulment and discharge of a bankruptcy orders.



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Principal contacts


Michael Batty

Michael Batty


Neil Walmsley

Neil Walmsley


Mark Daly

Mark Daly


Andrew Cooper

Andrew Cooper


Mark Williams

Mark Williams


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