At Setfords Solicitors we have a team of lawyers who specialise in insolvency, corporate recovery and restructuring. Our multi-disciplinary team is able to assist with the full range of insolvency, corporate recovery and restructuring matters and to provide clients with swift, practical and commercial legal advice.
At Setfords, for clients affected by financial difficulties, we understand that insolvency issues may seem daunting and overly complex which can be really stressful.
This is particularly relevant in the current climate with so many legislative changes, both permanent and temporary, being introduced in this area, and with many businesses dealing with ongoing financial or operational challenges.
In many cases, a key factor to a successful outcome is for stakeholders to seek professional advice as early as possible, when a wider range of options are more likely to be available.
Our team also has substantial experience of acting for insolvency practitioners and creditors on insolvency and restructuring matters. We have a great deal of experience acting for clients in insolvency litigation, pursuing fraud claims and tracing and preserving assets for companies and creditors.
Members of our team act for directors of companies in financial difficulty, secured and unsecured creditors, insolvency practitioners, landlords and private individuals on all aspects of insolvency and restructuring.
We can help you to identify and implement strategic solutions that focus on maximising value for a business or its creditors, and to minimise the potential risk of incurring civil, criminal, or personal liability.
Our insolvency and restructuring expertise includes:
- Directors duties and pre-insolvency advice
- Administrations and Company Voluntary Arrangements
- Solvent and insolvent liquidations
- Statutory demands and winding up petitions
- Distressed business and asset sales and acquisitions
- Creditor representation in restructurings and insolvencies
- Enforcement of security
- Contingency planning for lenders and debtors
- Debt refinancing
- Contentious insolvency, including shareholder and director disputes
- Insolvency and related litigation including fraud and asset tracing
- Directors duties and defence of disqualification proceedings
- Cross-border insolvency issues
- Personal bankruptcy
Corporate Insolvency Team
Meet our team of specialist consultants who have substantial experience of insolvency, corporate recovery and restructuring in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Our consultants regularly advise directors of companies in financial difficulty, secured and unsecured creditors, insolvency practitioners, landlords and private individuals on all aspects of insolvency and restructuring.
Faye is a specialist corporate restructuring and insolvency lawyer with extensive experience in the UK and internationally.
She advises on all aspects of corporate and financial restructuring and contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters. Her clients have included boards of directors, shareholders, companies in financial difficulty, banks, financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors and insolvency practitioners.
Genevieve is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a particular expertise in corporate insolvency.
She is a qualified insolvency practitioner and has extensive experience in this field having previously worked in the insolvency teams at leading accountancy practices in the UK. Genevieve has worked on a broad range of both contentious and non-contentious insolvency cases, and also in a high profile members voluntary liquidation of an international sporting body and French international banking group.
SENIOR CONSULTANT SOLICITOR
David is dual qualified as a solicitor and an insolvency practitioner. David has specialised in insolvency and restructuring since he qualified as an insolvency practitioner in 1994.
He has extensive experience in acting for office holders, companies in financial difficulty, creditors and company directors advising on a wide range of insolvency and restructuring issues, both contentious and non-contentious. David has a reputation for providing clients with pro-active, creative and practical advice.
SENIOR CONSULTANT SOLICITOR ADVOCATE
Malcolm is a tenacious and assertive commercial litigator and an expert in serious fraud matters, including corruption and bribery investigations.
His work can also involve civil, criminal and insolvency proceedings, especially freezing injunctions and restraint and asset forfeiture proceedings connected to investigations by the SFO or other regulatory bodies, such as HMRC. Malcolm also undertakes many other civil dispute resolution and contractual dispute matters, as well as contentious and non-contentious probate matters.