Disputes and litigation are a risk when people or companies can’t pay their debts. Our insolvency solicitors can help you make or defend against claims and efficiently resolve your disputes.

The insolvency process helps resolve unpaid debts between people or companies and their creditors. But disputes can continue with stakeholders, shareholders, banks and insolvency practitioners once insolvency starts.

Serious insolvency disputes can lead to legal claims. These can be costly and time-consuming. Our lawyers can help you resolve your dispute so you can avoid a lawsuit.

Who Can Irwin Mitchell Help?

Our lawyers can advise on disputes involving:

  • Shareholders claiming against directors for causing a company to go insolvent
  • Liquidators claiming against directors or shareholders of insolvent companies
  • Debtors using insolvency processes to try and avoid paying debt
  • Companies facing winding-up petitions or individuals facing bankruptcy petitions
  • Claims against insolvency practitioners who have breached their duty to creditors
  • Insolvency practitioners recovering assets from individuals or companies.

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?

We focus on practical advice and take a hands-on approach with all our clients. We take the time to understand the complex and sensitive situation you face.

Our lawyers help international corporates, SMEs and their directors, management, and owners. We’ve also helped high-net-worth individuals and their family investment companies.

Call us today on 0370 1500 100 for more information about how we can help you or your business.

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Irwin Mitchell are a very professional, trustworthy and straightforward company to deal with. I would recommend them to anyone."

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Irwin Mitchell Help With Insolvency Disputes?

Our team of specialist insolvency solicitors help with a wide variety of insolvency disputes. Whether you’re making or defending against a claim, we can help:

  • Private individuals facing or going through insolvency
  • Insolvent companies
  • Stakeholders and shareholders of insolvent companies
  • Directors, management, and owners of insolvent companies
  • Creditors, including banks
  • Insolvency practitioners acting as administrators or liquidators.

We can help wherever you, your assets or your company are based with our international expertise and network of worldwide legal contacts. Contact us online to find out more.

How Can You Help My Company Avoid Insolvency Disputes?

The best way of dealing with a dispute is to avoid it in the first place.

As well as advising with ongoing disputes, we can also help your company plan for and anticipate future insolvency disputes. We can advise on:

  • Structuring transactions to avoid creditors taking action against shareholders or directors
  • Capital and cash management, including finance facilities, buy backs, dividends, and capital reductions
  • Directors’ duties
  • Directors’ indemnities and insurance
  • Boardroom disputes
  • Shareholder and investor disputes
  • Remuneration
  • Managing litigation risk.

If you’d like to learn more about how our solicitors can help your company with the above issues or any others, call us on 0370 1500 100.

What Recent Cases Have You Handled?

Some of our most recent assignments include:

  • Helping an individual who’d been made bankrupt by the Inland Revenue for an alleged tax debt. We got his bankruptcy set aside and secured him a tax refund of £500,000.
  • Helping a Russian business group negotiate a settlement for an international claim for over £14 million that a major IT company had brought against them.
  • Helping a liquidator of a company take action against directors and shareholders suspected of wrongful dividends payments of over £1 million.
  • Advising a creditor about a complex settlement involving a £600,000 debt.

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