Insolvency litigation

Powered by:

Gateley Legal

Dealing with an insolvency situation can cost a company time and money – whichever side they’re on.

What do we do?

Building on our mainstream restructuring activity, we have one of the largest contentious insolvency teams in the UK, offering experience in all aspects of corporate and individual insolvency-related litigation, pursuing actions on behalf of officeholders and institutional creditors. This is often in situations where there are no assets available to fund the action but we are able to offer innovative solutions to help clients pursue their insolvency litigation claim.

We have a track record of achieving cost-effective and substantial recoveries and tangible results for our insolvency litigation clients. Whether you're a creditor, investor or debtor, we can guide you throughout every step of the litigation process, helping clients to minimise risk and meet their objectives.

We advise on a wide range of insolvency litigation matters, including:

  • the full range of claims by insolvency practitioners;
  • claims against former officers (such as directors) and trustees;
  • claims against professionals;
  • investor and shareholder disputes
  • fraud related claims;
  • protection of assets and injunctions; and
  • asset recovery.

Whether you’re a creditor, investor or debtor we can guide you throughout every step of the insolvency litigation process, helping you to minimise risk and meet your objectives.

Learn more from Mark Wilson, Partner and Head of Complex and International Recovery Work:

The team is incredibly knowledgeable and forward-thinking. They are willing to take strategic risk and think outside the box to find solutions that work for their clients.
Legal 500 UK, 2022

Our litigation funding facility

An innovative route to fund your long-term litigation without the risk or upfront cost. In partnership with BenchWalk, our team can help you to resolve a dispute on a true no win, no fee basis. 

As a client there is no cost to you, we take a pre-agreed percentage of the final settlement and you are not left liable for an opponents cost should the case not be a success. We are one of only two listed law firms able to offer such a facility.

Discover more about our litigation funding facility

Who do we help?

We regularly work with domestic and international clients, and have extensive experience of offshore work, including recovering assets and enforcement, in jurisdictions including:

  • The Cayman Islands
  • The British Virgin Islands
  • Guernsey and Jersey
  • The Isle of Man
  • Gibraltar
  • Cyprus
  • The CIS

We often form part of a wider professional advisory team in cases that call for a broad range of corporate recovery services, handling everything from complex fraud investigations to tax avoidance/ evasion and bankruptcy tourism.

Got a question? Get in touch.