Restructuring and Insolvency

We have lawyers who specialise in all aspects of mid-market corporate insolvency and restructuring, including insolvent partnerships and refinancing.

Matthew Barker and his 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’s team 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.

Chambers (2016) recommend Matthew. His focus is complex restructuring and bankruptcy and he frequently advises insolvency practitioners. “He is responsive, knowledgeable and reliable,” says one client, continuing: “He has a firm balance between commerciality and legal expertise.”

Legal 500 (2017) have praised ‘the insolvency and corporate recovery team at Trethowans LLP gives ‘concise and commercial advice, has short response times and demonstrates excellent industry knowledge’. The ‘very knowledgeable and proactive’ Matthew Barker in Southampton is experienced in restructuring and advisory work for distressed businesses as well as corporate, partnership and individual insolvency procedures’

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 none”, “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