I am a specialised restructuring and insolvency Solicitor. I deal with the issues facing financially distressed businesses and their stakeholders through the legal aspects of restructuring, corporate recovery and insolvency and related work. I mainly work for and with:
- Insolvency practitioners in the realisation of corporate assets through transactions and/or recovery litigation;
- Companies and their directors; professional services firms and their members (particularly solicitors and accountants) in restructurings, financial turnaround, business sales and purchases as well as litigation in distressed and insolvent scenarios;
- Finance and trade creditors in the recovery of their debts and enforcement of security rights (including charges and retention of title claims);
- (former) high net worth individuals experiencing insolvency, usually business related.
I also provide education and training to fellow professionals and clients.
I have been a Partner in gunnercooke for nearly 3 years. Before that I was a Partner in Irwin Mitchell LLP and lead the Insolvency and Restructuring team in its Manchester office.
gunnercooke is one of the UK’s fastest growing challenger law firms. We are a full service corporate and commercial firm with over 100 partners. We aim to challenge, improve and evolve the way that legal services are delivered to businesses, by building an environment for lawyers to both deliver great service, and achieve personal happiness.
Our firm was created to allow our lawyers to play to their strengths, and to focus their priorities on what they are good at and what they enjoy. We are ambitious and strive to create an environment and an infrastructure that allows our lawyers the freedom to provide and maintain a first class service to our clients. We always seek to be innovative so long as it benefits our clients and our lawyers.
What we do not have is the overwhelming baggage of some law firms – we are not weighed down by time sheets or targets of any kind internally, as each lawyer’s relationship with gunnercooke is that of an independent partner working within the structure that our firm provides – and consequently our lawyers’ complete focus is to serve our clients’ best interests.
Above all, we thrive and are passionate about developing strong relationships with our clients and a deep understanding of their businesses so that the service and support we provide is focused, efficient and meets their needs.