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We can advise on a broad range of issues relating to contentious and non-contentious insolvency acting for insolvency practitioners, companies, directors and individuals.

If your company is experiencing financial difficulties we can offer advice on business turnaround, restructuring or formal insolvency proceedings, as well as advising directors on their obligations and duties under the insolvency and companies legislation, or creditors dealing with a business in financial difficulty.

We can also advise on issues arising from personal insolvency, whether facing bankruptcy yourself or considering presenting a bankruptcy petition.  As well as advising trustees in bankruptcy on causes of action under insolvency legislation, and on the realisation of assets.

Personal Insolvency

We can advise individuals, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy on all aspects of personal insolvency including:

  • issuing and defending statutory demands and bankruptcy petitions;
  • dealing with bankruptcy annulment applications and orders;
  • bringing or defending claims arising from bankruptcy, including reviewable transactions such as transactions at an undervalue, preference claims and claims pursuant to section 423 of the Insolvency Act; and
  • possession and sale of property applications by trustees in bankruptcy (both bringing and defending, including claims where the registered interests do not reflect the equitable position);
  • assignments of causes of action; and
  • Advising all relevant parties in respect of individual voluntary arrangements.

For further information, please contact Solicitor Sophie Driscoll in our Disputes team on 01934 413535 or email sophie.driscoll@wards.uk.com

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    January 2022

    Due to high rates of Covid19, we are limiting visitor access to our offices to help our staff stay safe.  We are available for video call and telephone meetings but face to face meetings with clients are currently available only in limited circumstances and only where agreed in advance,  to ensure compliance with our continuing Covid safeguards.

    How to get in touch:

    • Please email or telephone your usual lawyer or team, or
    • Please telephone the branch most convenient to you between 9am and 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.
    • Alternatively, email info@wards.uk.com at any time and we will respond to you as soon as possible.
    • A list of our 12 branches is available here. Our telephones lines are operating normally.