Corporate recovery and insolvency

We advise insolvency practitioners, directors and funders both locally and nationally on all aspects of corporate rescue, restructuring and insolvency.

Group contact

Ian Wood-Smith

Ian Wood-Smith

We have a long established reputation in the Thames Valley for providing expert advice on corporate insolvency, corporate refinancing and restructuring.  We give practical advice bearing in mind the financial constraints a business may be under and the objectives of the client.  We are regularly instructed by insolvency practitioners, funders, charge holders, company directors, debtors, individuals, partnerships and companies on a broad range of insolvency and restructuring issues.

The group, led by Ian Wood-Smith, consists of lawyers specialising not only in corporate recovery and insolvency, but commercial property, employment and dispute resolution, to ensure that we provide advice which caters for all of our client's needs.

Our group of specialist lawyers has considerable expertise in the following areas:

  • administrations
  • liquidations
  • LPA receiverships
  • section 110 restructurings
  • bankruptcy
  • company voluntary arrangements
  • company re-structuring and re-financing
  • validity and enforcement of security
  • sale and purchase of business and assets out of administration
  • statutory demands, bankruptcy and winding up petitions, voluntary arrangements
  • claims against directors
  • director disqualification proceedings
  • preferences, undervalues and retention of title claims
  • wrongful and fraudulent trading claims
  • recovery of assets and book debts 
  • surrender, assignment and disclaiming leases