We have many years experience in all aspects of insolvency and are recognised as experts in our field. Our lawyers are members of the Insolvency Lawyers Association and the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3).
The team are recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers.
“Clarke Mairs’ team delivers ‘service at the highest level’, with Paul Rushworth, Susan Mairs and Tim Clarke offering ’vast experience in dealing with all aspects of insolvency’.”Legal 500
“Singled out for first-rate client service. Particularly noted for specialist expertise in contentious insolvency and asset recovery work, which the firm conducts on a CFA basis….They provide a good service. They have a true insolvency practice, and I would say that they stand out in the market.” Chambers
We largely act for Insolvency Practitioners nationwide (from sole practitioners to multi- national practices) who have already been appointed as office holders. We understand the importance in developing strong working relationships with Insolvency Practitioners and their staff. Every client relationship is based upon an understanding as to how that particular client expects the service to be delivered.
In contentious matters, we regularly act for Insolvency Practitioners under the terms of conditional fee agreements. This therefore gives our clients the comfort that unless we are successful then they will not be liable for our costs and indeed the creditors will not see the available funds depleted by payment of legal costs.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Pre-Insolvency advice
- Corporate and Personal Voluntary Arrangements
- Voluntary Liquidations
- Winding up Petitions
- Bankruptcy Asset/Business transfer and sale by Office Holder
- Setting aside antecedent transactions
- Claims against directors/shadow directors for wrongful trading and misfeasance claims
- Asset and debt recovery
- Property litigation
- Technical support for Insolvency Practitioners
We also act for others affected by insolvency such as businesses/individuals who face financial difficulties and directors of insolvent companies who require advice in defending claims brought by office holders.
We always ensure that the legal advice given will be relevant, practical and commercial and they will enthusiastically strive at all times to obtain the best possible results.