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In today’s unstable economy, insolvency issues arise frequently. The range of different forms of insolvency, options and consequences present a minefield for anyone unfamiliar with this complex area.  Our insolvency barristers are able to analyse and explain legal issues in a sensible, commercial and accessible manner.

They are experts in the full range of court-based corporate and personal insolvency options.  Sometimes insolvency can also be avoided, and our barristers are also able to help achieve this through individual, partnership or corporate voluntary arrangements, moratoria, administration, receivership, and restructuring.

The Hardwicke Insolvency Team are particularly well-versed in the intricacies of the new Insolvency Rules – the Insolvency (England & Wales) Rules 2016 – that have now come into force.  Collectively they have gained considerable insight into the workings and the likely problems that will arise from the introduction of the New Rules.  On 14th March 2017 nine members of the team presented a well-attended and highly acclaimed half-day Seminar on the New Rules, which was addressed by the Chief Bankruptcy Registrar, Stephen Baister.  A Handout based on the material used at the Seminar is available upon request.

In addition, the Hardwicke Insolvency Team has been engaged by LexisNexis Butterworth to revise the new edition of Atkin’s Court Forms, Vol 9(1)-(3), covering corporate insolvency, so as to bring it into line with the new Insolvency Rules. It is understood that this is due for publication in the early autumn.

Our barristers act in both domestic and international insolvencies and we are happy to work with lawyers in other jurisdictions.

Our insolvency specialists are also experienced in the many forms of ADR, and include a number of qualified mediators.

Who we act for

  • Companies
  • Creditors
  • Individuals
  • Insolvency practitioners
  • Solicitors and other professionals
  • Partnerships

Our areas of work include

  • Administration
  • Bankruptcy
  • Dissolution
  • Disqualification
  • Fraudulent trading
  • Liquidation
  • Moratoria
  • Receivership
  • Recovery of assets
  • Restructuring
  • Winding up
  • Wrongful trading
  • Contact us

If you need any assistance in any of these areas, please contact a member of our Practice Management Team on +44 20 7242 2523 or e-mail practicemanagementteam@hardwicke.co.uk.