Restructuring & Insolvency

If you or your business is struggling, a little or a lot, immediate, commercial, straight-talking advice is a must. We don’t just work within the legal regulatory frame-work, we always add a commercial overview and take a trusted advisory role. We identify your objectives and strive to protect your assets and your future.

We use our skills and experience as well as our comprehensive network of banks, financiers, brokers and insolvency professionals to work quickly and effectively to resolve both stressed and distressed situations.

Pitmans Law restructuring and insolvency team tackle all individual and corporate restructuring or refinancing assignments including:

  • Business contingency and exit planning
  • Business restructuring and turnaround strategy
  • Acquisition of distressed business advice
  • Debt and asset recovery
  • Debt reconstruction and consolidation
  • Directors disqualification proceedings
  • Directors’ duties and retained board advisory
  • Dispute resolution
  • Insolvency and Company Act offences and regulatory advice
  • Liquidations, receiverships, administrations, voluntary arrangements and bankruptcies
  • Pensions restructuring
  • Refinancing and general security advice

Additional services

Through restructuring, our team builds a deep understanding of each client’s business and plays a highly strategic role to help bring both stressed and distressed operations back from the brink. From the very nature of this work and the relationships we have built we have identified a growing need for bespoke expertise in the following areas.

  • Board advisory
  • Dispute resolution and asset recovery
  • Regulatory advice
  • White collar crime
  • Refinancing and security advice
  • International
  • Pensions
  • Finance

Experience

Global and domestic, contentious and non-contentious, we work in partnership with corporate clients, insolvency practitioners, intermediaries, banks, ABLs, creditors, shareholders, distressed funders, investors, employees and individuals.

Due to the nature of what we do, we respect and maintain our corporate clients’ confidentiality so provided here is a snapshot of our intermediaries client base.

  • Baker Tilly
  • BDO
  • Bibby Financial Services
  • Carter Backer Winter
  • Crowe Clark Whitehill
  • CVR Global
  • Deloitte
  • Factor 21
  • Grant Thornton UK
  • Harrisons
  • Herron Fisher
  • James Cowper Kreston
  • KPMG
  • Mazars
  • MHA Macintyre Hudson
  • MFA
  • Opus Restructuring
  • Price Bailey
  • PwC
  • Quantuma
  • ReSolve Partners
  • RSM
  • Smith & Williamson
  • UHY Hacker Young
  • Wilkins Kennedy

Case studies

Acted for the administrators of a chain of high street card shops in selling a number of the outlets whilst trading.


Part of the advisory team on the turnaround of Little Chef.


Acted for directors in providing advice on duties and in defence of claims threatened and made under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 including but not limited to a director of companies holding Michelin Star restaurants


Acted for defendants on claims brought by the liquidator in the Madoff matter


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Suzanne Brooker

Suzanne Brooker

Head of Restructuring & Insolvency

D +44 (0)118 957 0516
M +44 (0)770 289 4063
E sbrooker@pitmans.com

David Archer - Pitmans Law Dispute Resolution Partner

David Archer

Senior Partner, Restructuring & Insolvency

D +44 (0)207 634 4651
M +44 (0)776 768 5134
E darcher@pitmans.com

Denise Fawcett

Denise Fawcett

Partner, Restructuring & Insolvency

D +44 (0)207 634 4642
M +44 (0)790 155 7245
E dfawcett@pitmans.com

Rick Munro - Pitmans Law Insurance Partner

Rick Munro

Partner, Restructuring & Insolvency

D +44 (0)23 8083 7755
M +44 (0)778 710 4638
E rmunro@pitmans.com

Stacey Jones - Pitmans Law Restructuring & Insolvency Partner

Stacey Jones

Partner, Restructuring & Insolvency

D +44 (0)118 957 0235
M +44 (0)782 582 7382
E staceyjones@pitmans.com

“They demonstrate strong technical knowledge and a commercial view.”

Chambers & Partners

“They have a practical viewpoint and they’re very commercial with their advice so we don’t get into long drawn out proceedings.”

Chambers & Partners

“Team of consummate lawyers, who have a remarkable depth of knowledge and experience”

Legal 500

“Suzanne brings an encyclopedic knowledge and commercial acumen to the table.”

Legal 500

“Suzanne always provides excellent advice, quickly. She thinks of creative as well as mainstream solutions, and she deals with documents and processes in a commercial and efficient manner.”

Director, RNF Business Advisory

“Suzanne has unrivalled knowledge and expertise and delivers in way that demonstrates a highly commercial approach to what can be a challenging assignment.”

Partner, Harrisons Finance and Marketing LLP

“Suzanne has excellent knowledge which, coupled with her commerciality, enables her to deliver great results in a timely and cost effective way.”

European Legal Director, Assurant Solutions

“Suzanne is a first rate insolvency lawyer with an in depth knowledge of both corporate and individual areas.”

Partner, Wilkins Kennedy

“The level of service has always been exemplary; they are fast to respond, proactive in approach and have a deep understanding of our firm due to a long-standing relationship”

“Denise not only has a comprehensive knowledge of insolvency law, but her experience in other areas has proved invaluable in identifying issues and solving problems. She is our “go to” solicitor for contentious matters.”

Chris Herron, Partner, Herron Fisher

“Rick is a very capable and experienced lawyer.”

Chambers & Partners

“Rick Munro draws particular praise for his strategic approach to matters and client-handling skills. He comes recommended for his expertise in insolvency litigation and is also noted for his skills as a mediator.”

Chambers & Partners

“They are able to identify the issues relevant to the individual case and deal with these effectively.”

“They have strength and depth in the local market”

“Long established, full-service insolvency outfit with an exceptionally good reputation.”