Restructuring and insolvency

Trethowans specialises in all aspects of mid-market corporate insolvency.  Matthew Barker and the team offer considerable experience of complex restructuring and bankruptcy work including re-structuring of professional partnerships and businesses.  They have a wealth of experience and knowledge, acting for banks, corporate debtors, company directors and insolvency practitioners.

Matt advises on all issues associated with restructuring and insolvency.  They work with insolvency practitioners ranging from sole practitioners to larger firms.  The majority of the work comes from recommendations and referrals from existing clients and professional intermediaries.

Matt and his team have unrivalled expertise in handling complex legal and practical issues arising from a business restructure or insolvency.  Reconstruction and refinancing for businesses can be unique and each situation will have its own set of problems and solutions.  They provide advice to ensure that our clients achieve the best structure for their businesses.

Restructuring enables businesses to capitalise on the advantages of limiting the liability of the partners whilst retaining the tax benefits similar to those of a partnership.

We work to help under performing businesses, Insolvency practitioners, distressed lender and banks.

How we can help you:

  • Insolvency and Business Recovery
  • Restructuring and Refinancing
  • Insolvent Partnerships
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Partnerships to LLP
  • Partnerships to companies
  • Group structuring

What our clients say:

Matthew has been recognised for many years as a top ranked lawyer for Restructuring and Insolvency work.

"His depth of knowledge and speed of response are second to non", "he is capable, informed, responsive and considerate".

"Matthew is considered by peers to be among the best restructuring lawyers in the region".

Clients we've helped:

  • The restructuring of a 32 outlet retail business in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Acting for a German bank in annulling a bankrupt order made against a bankruptcy tourist.
  • The restructuring of 5 law firms.

Meet the team

Partners

Sophie Eales
Partner - Banking
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0514
07880 726338
Corporate
Paula Eckton
Partner
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0532
Corporate
Nick Gent
Partner
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0460
07971 974 748
Corporate
Lucy Grey
Partner
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0539
07500 935 697
Corporate
Mike Watson
Partner & Head of Commercial Services Group
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0546
07917 157 734
Corporate

Associates

Jamie Earley
Associate
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0545
07707 185057
Corporate
Mark Nixon
Senior Associate
Corporate
Poole
01202 338556
07881 343970
Corporate
Susie Sanusi
Associate
Corporate
Poole
01202339023
Corporate
Louise Thompson
Senior Associate
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0486
Corporate

Consultants

Christine Ward
Consultant
Corporate
Southampton
Corporate

Solicitors

Nicola Piper
Solicitor
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0519
Corporate

Paralegals

Gerrard Tin
Paralegal - Banking
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0531
07792 602273
Corporate

Trainee Solicitors

Andrew Campbell
Trainee Solicitor
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0543
Corporate
Alex Coles
Trainee Solicitor
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0470
Corporate

Legal Secretaries

Ann-Marie English
Legal Secretary
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0507
Corporate
Karen Fennell
Legal Secretary
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0542
Corporate
Alice Kelly
Legal Secretary
Corporate
Southampton
Corporate
Hayley McLeod
Legal Secretary
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0548
Corporate