Our insolvency team help companies and individuals with financial difficulties. If you're having trouble paying the bills, get in touch for expert help.

Who Do Pitmans’ Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers Work For?

Our dedicated Insolvency & Restructuring team operates across a wide range of industry sectors, including Healthcare, Property and Construction, Automotive and Aviation and Hospitality. We advise on all aspects of insolvency, refranchising and restructuring for businesses, individuals, creditors, stakeholders, finders and employees. We advise directors generally on their duties and responsibilities, and in connection with company director disqualification proceedings and other claims made by insolvency practitioners. We undertake a mix of contentious and non-contentious instructions – on a global basis. 

Pitmans has the largest Insolvency & Restructuring Department in the South of England. Our team is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading firms in the provision of expert insolvency legal advice and services. We offer fast and comprehensive advice in an approachable and commercial manner, enabling our clients to take the most appropriate action to protect themselves, their business and their assets. 

Our Insolvency & Restructuring lawyers act for:

  • Asset based lenders (ABLs)
  • Banks
  • Companies
  • Creditors
  • Directors
  • Employees
  • Individuals
  • Insolvency Practitioners
  • Investors
  • Invoice discounters and factors
  • Partnerships
  • Shareholders
  • Solicitors
  • Trade Debt funders

Do Pitmans’ Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers Have Any Particular Areas of Expertise?

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Formulating effective exit strategies for owners and investors; preparing securities documentation; undertaking fraud investigations and pursuing and/or defending actions against directors;
  • Advising on distressed situations such as difficult trading conditions (include directors' advice), winding-up orders and confiscating property or assets;
  • Handling complex and challenging Pension Regulation when insolvency looms; Members of our Insolvency & Restructuring team have also worked in-house at the Pensions Regulator.

In this highly specialist area, our insolvency service offers an outstanding depth and breadth of service. The Pitmans team has extensive experience of dealing with all elements of corporate and personal insolvency, corporate refinancing and restructuring assignments. We regularly act on the implementation of both formal and informal schemes with both restructuring and refinancing elements with the key aim of saving businesses. 

We also have a committed Debt Recovery team. This team provides a comprehensive, efficient and cost effective business debt recovery service.

Why choose Pitmans’ Insolvency & Restructuring lawyers?

At Pitmans we are always able to demonstrate our outstanding level of service and our expertise to achieve our clients’ objectives. We value our clients highly and work hard to create long-lasting partnership relationships based on trust and mutual respect.

All our Partners regularly speak at industry leading conferences and have been nominated as leaders in the Insolvency & Restructuring market by independent legal publications including Chambers and Legal 500. Recently, Chambers referred to us as “the long established, full-service insolvency outfit with an exceptionally good reputation.”

Our Insolvency & Restructuring team deals with all elements of corporate and personal insolvency, corporate refinancing and restructuring assignments.

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Suzanne Brooker

Deputy Managing Partner

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Denise Fawcett


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David Archer

Senior Partner

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Phil Smith


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Sylvia Yendall

Senior Associate

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William Richmond-Coggan


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Rick Munro


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