Andrew Walker



Andrew specialises exclusively in turnaround and insolvency matters; including advising banks, asset based lenders, boards of directors, insolvency practitioners, debtors and other creditors on all matters arising where insolvency is likely unless action is taken by restructuring or where a formal insolvency is imminent or has occurred.

Recent highlights:

  • Acted for a client in purchasing the business and assets of a producer of confectionary in Bradford. Our team advised on the sale and purchase agreement and various licences to occupy the properties.
  • Advised international total facilities management provider, OCS Group, on a major restructuring deal which saved more than 500 jobs at EDS Group.
  • Advised on the CVA of Travel Lodge including the application of the vertical and horizontal tests.
  • Advised on the security concerned in a Debt Purchase of £350m involving prime real estate in the City.

Market view:

Sources say "He is very good and he's been in the Leeds market a long time. A clever guy and a good tactician" - Chambers & Partners 2017 

"Andrew Walker is active on both contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters." - Chambers & Partners 2016

Andrew Walker has "superior knowledge." - Legal 500 2014

Clients describe him as "very able" and "technically good." - Chambers & Partners 2014

Practice head Andrew Walker gives "sound legal advice underpinned by commercial knowledge." - Legal 500 2013

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 12/01/2015
    WP Eglin Brand Name And Intellectual Property Rights Sold

    WP Eglin is a well-established contract furniture business and despite having a strong reputation across a number of sectors, it has faced some tough trading conditions recently. This was a complex deal, but we are delighted that it has completed successfully and in doing so, kept the brand alive.”

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  • 22/12/2014
    Business Lawyers 'Face The Music And Dance' Towards Their 10K Charity Target

    We were keen to host a Christmas party with a twist and wanted something that was a bit of fun but more importantly, enabled us to raise money for a very worthwhile local charity. It was a great event and we hope our guests enjoyed it as much as we did.”

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  • 15/09/2014
    Irwin Mitchell In Leeds Makes Senior Tax Investigations Hire

    We are delighted to announce Gary’s appointment. He is a very well-known expert in his field and adds another dimension to our growing business legal services team here in Leeds.”

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  • 28/07/2014
    Government Looks To Increase 'Pre-Pack' Scrutiny

    A pre-pack is often the only way to realise the assets of an insolvent company in any meaningful way, which often results in the saving of jobs and the viable parts of a business and is therefore a useful tool in the armoury of an Insolvency Practitioner. “We however welcome anything that prevents the abuse of pre-packs and that re-assures the creditors and the public at large that they are being used appropriately as part of the rescue culture to save jobs and maximise the return to creditors.”

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