Business Recovery and Insolvency

Business Recovery and Insolvency Solicitors

Spratt Endicott’s insolvency team has experienced lawyers who provide an efficient, pragmatic and cost-effective insolvency and business recovery law service.

We not only offer advice on formal insolvency proceedings, such as administration and liquidation, but are also able to assist with corporate and debt restructuring and refinance. We offer assistance to directors of companies in financial difficulties with the issues facing them, such as trading whilst insolvent, personal guarantees and directors’ loans. We also advise creditors of customers in financial difficulties on debt recovery options and retention of title issues.

Unfortunately, sometimes, businesses will come up against financial difficulties and it’s vital that, when this happens, you seek professional advice quickly. Our insolvency team is on hand to help, whatever the scale of your situation. We know that facing insolvency can be an incredibly stressful time, but our wealth of knowledge and experience ensures that your matter will be dealt with in the best possible way.

Who we work with

Our clients include companies, company directors and shareholders, lenders and insolvency practitioners.

How do our Business Recovery and Insolvency Team help?

Our Insolvency team will work closely with you to really understand you and your business and the nature of your financial difficulties. This enables us to offer expert and tailored advice. We have extensive contacts with lenders, finance companies and insolvency practitioners, enabling us to help you find the best possible solution.

Because our insolvency team also acts for creditors and insolvency practitioners, it fully understands what drives creditor claims and claims brought by administrators and liquidators. As such our team is ideally placed to advice on how to deal with such claims.

Business Recovery and Insolvency Advice we Offer (without limitation)

  • Debt refinance and restructuring
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Law of Property Act Receiverships
  • Administration and Liquidation
  • Partnership insolvency
  • Company Voluntary Arrangements
  • Issuing and defending winding-up proceedings
  • Injunctions to restrain advertisement of winding-up petitions
  • Applications to validate payments after presentation of a winding-up petition
  • Preference payments claims
  • Transactions at an undervalue claims
  • Director’s liabilities and obligations, including misfeasance claims, breach of statutory duty and wrongful trading
  • Retention of title issues
  • Company restorations

Winding-up Proceedings Legal Advice

Winding-up proceedings should only be issued in respect of debts which are undisputed. In relation to every dispute, the winding-up court has to determine whether the dispute is spurious or genuine. We are able to advice both creditors and debtor companies on how the winding up court will assess a dispute. We can assist in obtaining injunctions to restrain the issue or advertisement of winding-up petitions, based on debts which are genuinely disputed.

Company Administration Legal Advice

We assist companies, directors and shareholders, creditors, lenders and administrators with every aspect of administration, from placing a company into administration, to advising on business and asset sale agreements and dealing with retention of title and other issues. We also advise landlords in relation to rent and business rates payments.

Company Liquidation Legal Advice

We assist liquidators with the realisation of assets and all other aspects of the liquidation process. We advice both liquidators and company directors in respect of actions for wrongful trading, misfeasance, preference, transactions at an undervalue, dividend payments and directors’ loan accounts. We also assist creditors with retention of title and other issues arising out of a customer’s liquidation.

Partnership Insolvency Legal Advice

We are able to advise partners on issues surrounding the insolvency of the partnership and the implication of one of the partner’s facing personal insolvency.

Why Choose Spratt Endicott for your Business Recovery and Insolvency Advice?

Whatever the scale of your problem, we can help. Many of our clients come to us from recommendations and referrals, and we’re proud to offer a first class service to each and every client.

Spratt Endicott offers you all the benefits of a modern law firm. At the same time, we remain committed to our tradition of delighting clients with the highest levels of client service.

Petra van Dijk is a member of R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and has extensive experience of dealing with all types of insolvency related matters.

Our team is ranked in the Legal 500 UK 2016 edition.

Getting in touch

To find out more about our insolvency law services in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, please contact Petra van Dijk on 01295 204159 or email pvandijk@se-law.co.uk