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What We Do

Our specialist restructuring and insolvency team provide expert advice on all matters arising from the financial distress of a business.

We are experts in insolvency, turnaround, and restructuring. We also provide advice in relation to director disqualifications.

We get involved in the detail of a business, going beyond what you might traditionally expect from a law firm. Everything we do is underpinned with commercial awareness, and the need to get the best value for our clients.

Business Owners

  • Advice on the available options if your business is facing financial difficulty
  • Solvent restructures and reorganisations
  • Partnership insolvencies
  • Restructuring a business, or part of a group of businesses
  • Pension scheme deficits
  • Director disqualification

Insolvency Practitioners

  • Advice on property and other asset realisations, including disputed claims
  • Sale of assets – including disputed claims
  • Contentious matters
  • Asset tracing

Pension Scheme Trustees

  • Advising on the restructuring of debt
  • Helping to get clearance for a proposed restructure through the regulator

Lenders (including Banks and Asset Based Lenders)

  • Providing advice on the implications of a debt restructure
  • Investigating a business to advise whether assets were deliberately stripped in the lead up to financial distress
  • Solvent restructures and reorganisations
  • Advice on property and other asset realisations, including disputed claims

Why We’re Different

It’s important to get the right advice, at the right time. We take a commercial-led approach to restructuring and insolvency, and will always try to give you a range of options, as well as clear advice on the potential outcomes.

We’ll discuss and agree fees before undertaking work, to provide transparency and set expectations. We’ll always aim to stick to our estimates and avoid revising or abandoning quotes.

Our Recent Restructuring And Insolvency Work

  • We 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. We completed this transaction less than 72 hours after being instructed by the client. The purchase resulted in saving the jobs of 350 employees, and enabled the business to continue trading.
  • We advised international total facilities management provider, OCS Group, on a major restructuring deal which saved more than 500 jobs at EDS Group.


Legal 500 Leading Firm 2016

"Pragmatic and approachable, they provide very clear advice in complex scenarios." - Chambers & Partners, 2018

"Irwin Mitchell is praised for its 'speedy turnaround times', which it applies on lender-side transactional insolvencies and high-value, complex restructuring work." - Legal 500, 2016

"The 'excellent' Doug Robertson is noted for his work with secured lenders."
Chambers & Partners, 2016

"Stephen George has significant experience advising on restructuring and insolvency issues pertaining to the ABL market."
Legal 500, 2015

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Insolvency
    Our national insolvency team has a wealth of experience in administrations, CVAs, liquidations and bankruptcy.
  • Insolvent Partnerships
    Our experienced team of professionals can advise and act in any kind of partnership insolvency matter, whether you’re a traditional partnership or LLP.
  • Restructuring
    We advise on all aspects of restructuring, including debt for equity swaps, structured finance and facility restructuring.

For more information on Restructuring & Insolvency

If you are interested in understanding how Irwin Mitchell can help you with your Restructuring & Insolvency work then please contact Andrew Walker (Partner) on +44 (0)370 900 2179, or send us an email.

For general enquiries

0370 1500 100

Key Contact

Andrew Walker