Nicola Kirk - People - Gateley

Nicola Kirk

Partner

Gateley Legal

  • Reading
  • t: 0118 952 0823
  • m: 0772 740 748

Expertise

Nicola is a specialist restructuring partner who provides advice and assistance on contentious and non-contentious insolvency, restructuring, refinancing, turnaround, rescues, recoveries, security issues, protection of creditor interests and advisory matters (both corporate and personal). 

Nicola also specialises in commercial disputes with particular emphasis on finance, corporate and shareholder disputes, asset and debt recovery.

Nicola has been recognised within the Thames Valley and the South as one of the leading insolvency and restructuring practitioners with a reputation for turning around ’sticky situations’ and delivering results. Nicola has been praised by clients for her personal communication style, commercial intelligence and attention to detail whilst balancing client commerciality with risk. 

Nicola is a member of R3, Institute for Turnaround (IFT), The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and the Thames Valley Women in Business.

How do you help clients?

I help clients when they have financial concerns. This can include advising directors of distressed businesses on returning their businesses to profitability and providing advice to the board and other stakeholders when this is no longer possible. Advice can include on the various creditors’ interests, directors’ duties, lenders’ concerns and security and issues arising from the various stakeholders from when the company is in distress through to the appointment of insolvency practitioners. 

I also advise creditors when customers or suppliers default and on enforcement options available to them to recover monies due. 

I advise companies and investors when acquiring/ investing in distressed companies.

I advise individuals when in financial distress on lender requirements, enforcement of lender’s security and on the various restructuring options available. 

I help lenders put their security in place and provide advice on enforcement to recover monies owed.

I advise insolvency practitioners on the full breadth of transactional and contentious insolvency, restructuring, recovery, funding, security, lender and regulatory issues.

Experience

  1. Advising a leading firm of insolvency practitioners regarding the administration of a school.
  2. Advising a global retailer on a wide range of contractual, regulatory and commercial issues.
  3. Advising a leading firm of insolvency practitioners regarding the administration of a marine related company. 
  4. Advising a Plc regarding the restructuring of its debt.
  5. Advising Company A on unfair prejudice and breach of fiduciary duties following a shareholder dispute.
     
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