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  • Overview

    We can help companies and individuals experiencing financial difficulties to restructure their affairs or, if it cannot be avoided, to assist them through various insolvency procedures. We have close relationships with specialist insolvency practitioners and together we can advise you on the most appropriate way forward.

    Restructuring Expertise

    With sound planning and pragmatic commercial advice, you can take the necessary steps to help your business. By working closely with financial advisers and tax specialists, we can advise on a number of different restructuring options including:

    • Group reorganisation
    • Demerger
    • Pre-pack sale
    • Administration
    • Liquidation.

    Our advice extends to personal assistance to directors on their duties in the context of an insolvent company. We can also advise you on the acquisition of some or all of the business of an insolvent company.

    Insolvency Expertise

    We advise and assist creditors to achieve the maximum recovery from debtors who may be facing insolvency and to recover any goods protected by retention of title clauses.

    We can assist insolvency practitioners with investigations, tracing recovery of book-debts and realisation of assets.

    We regularly appear in the Bankruptcy and Companies Court in relation to:-

    • The issue and defence of winding-up and bankruptcy petitions
    • Applications arising under Sections 127, 212, 214, 216 and 238 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (validation orders, directors’ misfeasance, wrongful trading, re-use of company names and transactions at an undervalue)
    • Pursuing and defending claims arising from Part 23 of the Companies Act 2006 (unlawful distribution of dividends)
    • Applications to annul bankruptcy orders.

    Our Corporate and Property Litigation teams work closely together which enables us to seamlessly draw on the expertise of specialist lawyers.

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Congratulations on your 10 years of success, with the quality of service you and your team provide I am sure the next 10 years will see more deserved success for you.


Responses were quick and to the point. They understood my needs, which prevented matters having to be re explained or the outcome of their services being unexpected and not what was required. They were clear about the procedure that we would follow and kept me up to date.


Kamal Aggarwal clients say 'He is an excellent representative of the business and it's values: client care and professionalism. He sets the benchmark for the firm brilliantly'.

Chambers UK 2015

They're very commercially minded and very practical. Good-quality people and very professional.

Chambers UK 2015

They are particularly good at understanding what exactly we need, which gives us reassurance and confidence in them and saves on costs.

Chambers UK 2015

They have an exceptional team. I have yet to meet an individual at the firm who falls below the high standards they set themselves and provide to their clients.

Chambers UK 2015

Thomson Snell & Passmore’s team is praised for its ‘superb knowledge and business acumen’.

The Legal 500 2014

They got to understand the root of our industry and advised us on the approaches we could take.

Client in Chambers UK

Broad skill set and commercial ethos.

Chambers UK

They give you the best and worst scenarios, painting a true picture for you.

Chambers UK

An outstanding level of service.

The Legal 500

Excellent level of service‚ and ‚no-nonsense, personal‚ approach.

Chambers UK

Extremely sensible and commercially astute.

Chambers UK

Prompt, clear and effective responses.

Chambers UK

George is fab, extremely professional and thorough.


I was very pleased with the due care and attention I was given in this matter.


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