Clarke Mairs has carved out a reputation for its contentious work for insolvency practitioners, traditionally with respect to asset recovery claims and issues involving breaches of director duties; founding partner Susan Mairs is highly regarded in this regard. Notably, a team led by practice head Paul Rushworth has been acting on cross-border asset recovery issues in the financial sector. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the group has also experienced an uptick in non-contentious restructuring instructions.

Practice head(s):

Paul Rushworth

Other key lawyers:

Susan Mairs; Louise Ager


‘An excellent firm which provides first-class services.’

‘Tim Clarke, Susan Mairs, Paul Rushworth and Fred Banning have all particularly impressed me. They are excellent in all fields in which they assist us, in particular corporate insolvency matters.’

‘For me this is a standout exceptional insolvency litigation practice in the North-East. Paul Rushworth is the preeminent practitioner undertaking work in this area. Paul has achieved some fantastic results for us across a number of cases.’

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