Dealing with an insolvency situation can cost a company time and money – whichever side they’re on.
What do we do?
Building on our mainstream restructuring activity, we have one of the largest contentious insolvency teams in the UK, offering experience in all aspects of corporate and individual insolvency-related litigation, pursuing actions on behalf of officeholders and institutional creditors. This is often in situations where there are no assets available to fund the action but are able to offer innovative solutions to help clients pursue their claim.
We have a track record of achieving cost-effective and substantial recoveries and tangible results for clients. Whether you're a creditor, investor or debtor we can guide you throughout every step of the litigation process, helping clients to minimise risk and meet their objectives.
We advise on a wide range of insolvency litigation matters, including:
- the full range of claims by insolvency practitioners;
- claims against former officers (such as directors) and trustees;
- claims against professionals;
- investor and shareholder disputes
- fraud related claims;
- protection of assets and injunctions; and
- asset recovery.
The team is incredibly knowledgeable and forward-thinking. They are willing to take strategic risk and think outside the box to find solutions that work for their clients.
Litigation funding solutions
Pressure on legal budgets and the availability of assets can have a huge impact on your commercial ability and willingness to pursue otherwise legitimate claims that you deserve to win.
We are willing to work with clients to develop individually tailored funding solutions designed to turn your liabilities into assets, keep litigation budgets to a minimum and free up critical capital for growth.
We start by reviewing your claim. In appropriate cases where we believe a claim is likely to succeed we are experienced in conducting litigation “at risk”. This approach will minimise costs to you with our fees and expenses recovered upon the successful outcome of the claim. We also have strong relationships with third party litigation funders and after-the-event insurers and a track record of obtaining funding and insurance to enable you to pursue your claims and mitigate associated risks.
Who do we help?
We regularly work with domestic and international clients, and have extensive experience of offshore work, including recovering assets and enforcement, in jurisdictions including:
- The Cayman Islands
- The British Virgin Islands
- Guernsey and Jersey
- The Isle of Man
- Russia and the CIS
We often form part of a wider professional advisory team in cases that call for a broad range of corporate recovery services, handling everything from complex fraud investigations to tax avoidance/evasion and bankruptcy tourism.