Clarke Mairs‘ ‘impressive’ team of ‘fantastic, skilled insolvency litigators’ also excels in non-contentious work, advising on the full spectrum of issues encompassing pre-insolvency work, voluntary restructurings, administrations, liquidations, voluntary arrangements and bankruptcies. Insolvency practitioners make up the bulk of the firm’s client base. Firm founding partner Paul Rushworth leads the practice and is supported by associate Louise Ager.

Practice head(s):

Paul Rushworth

Other key lawyers:

Louise Ager


‘The partners have all particularly impressed me and I have also been impressed by all other members and employees of the firm. They are excellent in all fields in which I employ them, in particular to corporate insolvency matters.’

‘Paul Rushworth is my key contact. Paul’s understanding of Insolvency is, as you would expect, considerable but it is the application and commercial thought behind the advice that sets Paul apart.’

‘Fantastically skilled insolvency litigators. A pleasure to work with and very effective and economical.’

Key clients

FRP Advisory Trading Limited

Begbies Traynor

KSA Group

Manolete Partners Plc

Northpoint Associates

Freeman Rich Insolvency


Philip Wallace Insolvency

Hawdon Bell & Co

Buchler Phillips

Work highlights

  • Acting for the Trustee in the Bankruptcy of a foreign exchange trader who pleaded guilty to a multi-million pound international investment scam.
  • Acting for FRP as administrators of Starkold Building Services (in administration) in the Pre-Pack disposal of the business.
  • Acting in respect of the liquidation of SM & Roadrunner Coaches in various claims against the directors and other parties in securing judgments in excess of £2.6m.
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