Charles Russell Speechlys

Restructuring/Insolvency Department

The South
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What the team is known for Market-leading firm that works with insolvency practitioners, corporate groups and banks on a full range of matters. Capable of advising on both contentious and non-contentious work. Demonstrates experience dealing with complex insolvency matters spanning multiple jurisdictions. Sector expertise includes retail, sports, pharmaceuticals and real estate. Further able to handle matters with a significant international dimension.

Strengths One source notes: "They are the best insolvency lawyers in the South East, with strong and loyal client contacts and a complementing London office."

Another source reports: "The team are absolutely fantastic and punch well above their weight," adding: "They have fantastic technical expertise."

Interviewees say: "They're a really great firm and have a fantastic team and reputation."

Work highlights Advised the joint administrators on matters arising from the administration of Cellnovo.

Notable practitioners


Daniel Moore
has a broad practice acting for banks and administrators on a range of insolvency matters, often handling debt and asset recovery mandates.
"He is the engine room of the case; he knows the detail of the complexities, and his energy and appetite are excellent." "He has good judgement and case management skills."


James Hyne
is an esteemed practitioner with expertise in contentious insolvency matters. He acts for administrators and liquidators on litigation pertaining to asset recovery and the competing priority of subordinated debt structures.
"He's extremely pragmatic, very commercially astute and manages strategy very well with clear and concise advice." "He identifies the key points very quickly." "He has fantastic commercial instincts and is brilliant with clients."


Roger Elford
advises on business and asset transfers, asset recovery and bankruptcy matters. He also has experience advising on intellectual property issues in the context of administration.
"Roger is an exceptionally talented lawyer providing very sound advice backed up by a depth of knowledge." "He is bright, technical and very commercial."