I am a restructuring and insolvency specialist with experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters. My clients include insolvency practitioners, asset based lenders and alternative finance providers, company directors and individuals requiring insolvency advice and assistance.

I am commercially aware, easy to work with and results-driven. I have a knack for explaining technical terms in clear, understandable language and a keen eye for detail.

I regularly advise:

  • banks and other financial institutions on the validity and enforceability of their security documentation including the appointment of insolvency practitioners where necessary and the realisation of assets in an insolvency process
  • SMEs, directors and shareholders whose businesses are in financial difficulty regarding solutions to help them continue trading, rescue their business as going concerns and, where possible, restructure and prevent their businesses from being wound up
  • private clients on personal insolvency matters, including defending bankruptcy petitions
  • insolvency practitioners regarding their duties as office holders following appointment in respect of both corporate and personal insolvencies

Bank & financial institution highlights:

  • advising and assisting asset based lenders and alternative finance providers on recovering outstanding book debts and enforcing their security to appoint insolvency practitioners where required to safeguard and protect their interests including out-of-court appointments of administrators and formal court applications

SME, director & shareholder highlights:

  • advising directors on their duties to companies and creditors from an insolvency perspective and on their options to restructure their business to avoid insolvent liquidation where appropriate

Private client highlights:

  • acting for creditors against insolvent companies to safeguard their position including bringing court proceedings where appropriate

Insolvency practitioner highlights:

  • advising and assisting insolvency practitioners regarding a £50m sale of a London based hotel complex
  • advising insolvency practitioners regarding their duties in respect of realisation of assets in the UK and overseas of a company within the film and media industry
  • acting for insolvency practitioners in respect pre-pack insolvency sales to connected and unconnected parties and their duties to creditors

Barry is great to work with, always finding the time to seemingly put us first and provide invaluable day-to-day support. What more can I say? He gets the job done.

Brian Baker, Partner at Moore Kingston Smith & Partners

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