Our Corporate Restructuring Solicitors advise businesses, banks, asset based lenders, turnaround specialists, insolvency practitioners, pension schemes and corporates on all aspects of turnaround and restructuring. This includes:

  • Debt for equity swaps;
  • Unilateral/bilateral and structured finance;
  • Facility restructuring;
  • Negotiating with the PPF.

Recent Corporate Restructuring Deals

  • Advised the Pension Scheme Trustees in relation to a major restructuring of a listed Plc with a multi-million pound pension deficit. This included advice on de-listing, shareholder restructuring, debt for equity swaps, facility letters, securitization and inter-creditor agreements;
  • Advised a printing industry client with a multi-million pound bank debt on utilising an accelerated sale process. This maximised the recovery to all stakeholders.


A client says: "The firm has a personal yet professional approach," adding that "they are a shoulder to lean on." - Chambers & Partners, 2019

"Great technical knowledge paired with a good dose of commercial reality." - Legal 500, 2019

"Irwin Mitchell is praised for its 'speedy turnaround times', which it applies on lender-side transactional insolvencies and high-value, complex restructuring work." - Legal 500, 2016

"The 'excellent' Doug Robertson is noted for his work with secured lenders." - Chambers & Partners, 2016

"Stephen George has significant experience advising on restructuring and insolvency issues pertaining to the ABL market." - Legal 500, 2015

"Stephen George is thorough and commercial, comes up with innovative solutions and is praised by clients for his considered bedside manner" - Chambers & Partners, 2014

"The service is excellent" and the team has "a commercial, client-focused approach" - Legal 500, 2011

Andrew Walker provides clients with an experienced sounding board and is valued for "presenting an argument that takes into account both sides" - Chambers and Partners, 2012

John Flathers is "an invaluable legal adviser" - Legal 500, 2011

Stephen George is praised for being "tenacious, with a real willingness to take responsibility in resolving complex cases" - Chambers & Partners, 2013

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

"Irwin Mitchell are true insolvency specialists. They are practical, commercial and very hard-working."

Chambers & Partners, 2022
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"They know their stuff from a pragmatic and legal point of view. They are extremely strong on client service and have a fantastic reputation within the asset-based lending market."

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“Great technical ability throughout the firm. Competitive fees. Contactable and efficient.”

Legal 500, 2022

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.