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Restructuring & Insolvency

Our restructuring and insolvency lawyers work for lenders, insolvency practitioners, businesses and directors.

We can help businesses restructure without the need for a formal insolvency. But if that’s not possible, we can advise on all aspects of both personal and corporate insolvency procedures.

What Restructuring & Insolvency Services Do We Offer?

Our restructuring and insolvency lawyers can support you with matters involving:

  • Business turnaround
  • Restructuring
  • Insolvency
  • Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs)
  • Receivership
  • Liquidation
  • Commercial recoveries

We also offer corporate advisory services if your business is in financial distress (or where distress is anticipated).

Who Can We Help?

  • Lenders
    We are on the legal panels of most of the major retail banks in the UK, as well as independent asset based lenders. We have particular expertise in managing volume LPA receiverships.
  • Insolvency practitioners and restructuring professionals
    We help practitioners with the appointment of insolvency office holders, sale of assets, dispute resolution and the discharge of their duties (both for corporate and personal insolvency matters).
  • Businesses and stakeholders
    Our lawyers work with businesses of all sizes – from owner managed businesses through to large corporates. We can also advise shareholders, pension schemes and other creditors of a financially distressed business.
  • Directors
    We can advise you on the necessary legal and regulatory requirements if your business is insolvent or in financial distress. Our team can also act for you personally, if you’re facing litigation or disqualification following the failure of a company.

Why Choose Our Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers?

Our team works for businesses in financial distress, as well as creditors looking to recover their money. We can also help you identify and manage risk, to prevent potential situations of financial distress.

We’re on the panel of most major retail banks in the UK, and have relationships with insolvency practitioners throughout the country. Due to the size of our team we can provide urgent advice and manage large scale and international transactions.

As a full service law firm, we can draw on the specialist experience of other lawyers in areas including employment, pensions, real estate and litigation.

We understand that with financial pressure, you may have concerns about how to pay legal fees. We offer alternative funding arrangements in these situations, including conditional fee agreements.

Contact Us

Call us our restructuring and insolvency team on 0808 271 2602 or contact us online to find out more about how we can help.

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Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

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Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.


"The firm has a personal yet professional approach," adding that "they are a shoulder to lean on."

Chambers & Partners, 2019


Irwin Mitchell "never provide anything less than excellent advice" utilising "great technical knowledge paired with a good dose of commercial reality".

Legal 500, 2019


“You have done sterling work on our behalf for which we thank you. I am already recommending you should anyone be in need of your services.”

MD of regional property agent

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

5th Most Active Mergers & Acquisitions Firm - Experian 2016 Lex 100 legal-500-2019 chambers-2019 The Times Best Law Firms 2019