Lester Aldridge LLP

Restructuring/Insolvency Department

The South
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  • The department acts for insolvency practitioners acting as administrators and liquidators as well as in relation to voluntary arrangements, bankruptcies, LPA and other receiverships;
  • Particular focus on trading administrations and insolvent business sales and purchases and insolvency strategies;
  • Advises banks and asset based lenders on discreet insolvency related issues; 
  • Advises others affected by insolvency including creditors, stakeholders, landlords, tenants, suppliers, contractors as well as directors of insolvent companies;
  • Particular focus this year, advising on a large scale administration arising from a creditor’s application to the Court for an administration order in connection with a failed property development scheme involving a large number of overseas buyers with complex technical issues arising;
  • Team also continue to act on restorations of dissolved companies to the Register of Companies; 
  • In addition to links to Real Estate, work linked to hospitality and leisure, marine, healthcare (including care homes) and charities sectors; 
  • Insolvency work drawing in expertise from other lawyers in the firm from the Dispute Resolution, Property Litigation, Corporate, Healthcare, Charities and Employment teams.


Keitley, Nicholas (Head of Department)

Hillman, Carla

Hirst, Melia


Begbies Traynor

FRP Advisory

James Cowper Kreston LLP

JWS Business Recovery Limited

Moore Stephens (South) R&I LLP

Moorfields Corporate Recovery

Peter Hall Limited

Portland Business and Financial Solutions


Smith & Williamson



Charities / Not-for-profit

Consumer Product Manufacturing


Health Care

Real estate


Travel & leisure