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Insolvency and restructuring

A comprehensive range of restructuring and insolvency services, based on extensive experience and expertise, to help you make the best of any situation.

Whatever the financial climate, there will always be businesses who experience problems, creating complex insolvency or business restructure issues that involve many different aspects and require a wide range of experience and expertise.

The Weightmans restructuring and insolvency team includes restructuring and recovery specialists with expertise in areas such as company law, finance, property, banking, employment and dispute resolution, so we can advise you on the full range of options available to you. We’ll give you pragmatic, commercial, objective advice, to help you achieve the best results whatever the circumstances, wherever you are in the UK, with a national team of led by four core partners, supported by six other partners and over 20 other dedicated staff.

Corporate restructuring & insolvency

Our team acts for insolvency practitioners, stakeholders, corporate entities and directors, handling all aspects of corporate recovery work.

We can advise on how to restructure a business to keep it afloat, including restructuring the balance sheet, rescheduling debts and raising new funds.

When a restructuring is not possible, we can help maximise the value gained for a business through formal processes such as administration, receivership and liquidation.

We have the experience to advise you on in all aspects of corporate recovery, including asset and debt recovery, investigation and asset tracing and realisation, including the recovery of foreign assets and sale of estate property.

Personal insolvency

Our team of personal insolvency lawyers has an enviable track record for giving expert advice to insolvency practitioners, accountants, financial institutions, and corporate entities on all aspects of personal insolvency and bankruptcy. We can also act for trustees in any insolvency.

We advise on all aspects of bankruptcy, including asset and debt recovery, investigation and asset tracing, recovery of foreign assets, possession proceedings, sale of estate property, applications to suspend discharge and regulatory matters, insolvent partnerships and insolvent estates of deceased persons.

Insolvency litigation

Both formal and informal insolvency processes often involve a range of contentious issues for the various stakeholders. Our specialist insolvency litigators have extensive experience of insolvency litigation including wrongful & fraudulent trading, director misfeasance actions, transactions at undervalue and retention of title disputes. We can assist with all financial and regulatory applications including director disqualification proceedings and the pursuing of administrators, receivers and liquidators for breach of duty.

Distressed debt investment

Our team advises lending institutions and overseas investors on par and distressed trades, including all aspects of investing and trading in distressed debt. Our services include strategic advice and analysis of credit documentation, assisting with legal due diligence and advising buyers on restructuring and exit strategies to maximise the return on their investment.  

The team is proactive, easy to work with and will tell me how I can achieve what I want to and what the pitfalls are - they find a route through every problem.
Chambers & Partners 2016