Insolvency law


We provide proactive legal advice for businesses facing insolvency, administration or receivership. We also advise creditors on options and directors of companies which may be insolvent.

When a company runs into financial difficulties even highly experienced and successful business people can all too easily get overwhelmed by the pressure and stress.

As a result, actions can often fall into 2 types – either ignoring the problem in the hope it may go away or to panic and assume that insolvency is inevitable and the demise of the business.

In many situations, prompt action, clear and strategic thinking and the assistance of experienced legal advisors who are separate from the day to day stress and emotions of the business, can find a solution which avoids insolvency or where unavoidable, protects directors and results in as clean a process as possible.

If you need advice on any aspect of insolvency law please do call or email us. We are highly experienced and have strong negotiating skills which are also often an essential aspect of dealing with potential insolvency and insolvency situations.

Insolvency legal advice

Ways in which we advise and assist clients include :-

  • Advising business clients who are concerned as to whether their business is insolvent and the legal implications.
  • Advising on the different forms of insolvency including voluntary or compulsory liquidation, going into administration, voluntary arrangements or receiverships – our work is principally on behalf of businesses facing these situations and the shareholders and directors.
  • Advice for clients who have contracts with or investments in distressed and possibly insolvent businesses.
  • Helping clients consider whether there are any options which would avoid insolvency such as asset sales, restructuring, refinancing.
  • We advise directors on their legal rights and responsibilities under company law and insolvency law.
  • Insolvency related litigation and/or possible fraud which is related to insolvency.

Our advice is always practical and clear – if you need insolvency lawyers who will give you clear and commercial options and solutions, please do call or email.

Insolvency specialist services

  • Company administration – we advise on whether adminsitration is feasible and assist company directors dealing with apponited adminsitrators.
  • Selling assets – where a business may be insolvent seeking to sell the business or assets must be very craefdully handled.
  • Advice for company directors on risks associated with insolvent trading and wrongful trading.
  • Insolvency law and procedures
  • Law of Property Act (LPA) Receiverships
  • Advice for directors on potential insolvency such as the risks of wrongful trading.
  • Winding Up proceedings – we advise creditors on whether winding up a debtor is the best option and represent creditors in winding up proceedings.
  • Enfircing security – we advise secured creditors on their rights where the debtor may be insolvent and whether they can take pre-emptive action basded on default of fixed charges, floating charges and/or breach of financial covenants in loan documents.
  • Legal Advice on dealings with HMRC, debtors, liquidators, administrators or Receivers.

Please do get in contact for advice on business insolvency, insolvency law or insolvency related disputes.

Alex Kennedy

I know that when the noise dies down there is a solution to be found. I set about that task as quickly as possible.

Let us take it from here

Call us on 020 7438 1060 or complete the form and one of our team will be in touch.

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