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Clarke Willmott LLP

Restructuring/Insolvency

2 ranked lawyersBand 2South WestUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Advises on the full breadth of insolvency issues, including recovery actions and related contentious matters. Often instructed on cases involving issues of tax avoidance or evasion, where HMRC is the main or sole creditor and recovery is complicated by the use of complex structures. Services large corporate clients as well as accountancy firms and insolvency practitioners. Expertise handling misfeasance claims and disputes against directors.

Strengths

A source comments: "They are always available, calm under pressure, and have sector experience."

Work highlights

Acted for the Official Receiver in relation to a wrongful trading claim against a director.

Notable practitioners

Ken MacLennan offers both contentious and non-contentious expertise. He advises on all manner of restructuring and insolvency situations, including pre-pack sales, asset disposal, trading bankruptcies, and landlord-tenant and creditor-debtor issues.
"Ken is commercial and straightforward to deal with. He is able to identify the key points in any issue with clarity and with practical suggestions."

National head of the restructuring and insolvency team, Martin Askew is recommended for litigation concerning insolvency situations in which there are claims of fraud and breach of duty. He is particularly expert in claims involving Section 423 of the Insolvency Act.
"Martin Askew is a strong and reassuring resource to have on your side."

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Overview

Clarke Willmott's team are known for exceptional client care and service and having a full breadth of complimentary experience, from advisory to formal insolvency process to making recoveries. They are known for their expertise in finding solutions to pursue claims where complex schemes have been put in place to frustrate recovery, such as the use of off-shore structures.

The team will regularly assist Clarke Willmott’s largest clients with debtor/creditor issues as well as providing commercial advice where one party to a commercial situation is or may be in a distressed situation.



Restructuring/Insolvency

Clarke Willmott LLP

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Location

1 Georges Square

Bath Street

Bristol

Bristol

UK

BS1 6BA

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South West

Restructuring/Insolvency


Ken MacLennan
Band 3
Martin Askew
Band 2