Business Restructuring

Understanding the fundamentals needed to achieve the turnaround of a troubled business and maximise recovery for all stakeholders is essential to protect value, whether that means its brand, reputation, intellectual property or other tangible assets.

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Whether you’re a bank or other lending institution, a private equity company, investment fund, creditor, retailer, healthcare supplier, charity, commercial organisation or a restructuring expert, our specialist business restructuring team advises on all issues and disputes around the restructuring of companies, schemes of arrangements, company  voluntary arrangements as well as formal insolvency work, involving administrations, receiverships,  liquidations and bankruptcies.  

In many situations, we begin our assignments by advising directors on their obligations and duties through to restructuring debts of companies in ways that are innovative, realistic and achievable.

Both in the UK and Europe, our talented team uses its understanding of commercial needs across the sectors to take a decisive, innovative, collaborative approach. 

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Recent quotes from our clients via Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 include:

"Their strengths are the quality of work and technical knowledge." 

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Some of our experts

Gavin Jones

Partner - Head of Business Restructuring

I act for banks and asset based lenders, insolvency accountants and boards of directors in relation to both formal and informal insolvency procedures, turnaround and restructuring and in relation to security issues.

Sean McGrath


I work from DWF’s Birmingham and Manchester offices and specialise in restructuring and insolvency work.

Katharine Lawrenson

Partner - Head of Creditor Services

I am a partner in the Business Restructuring team. I deal with personal insolvency issues for the firm nationally, head up the firm's creditor services team and deal with corporate rescues and turnaround, debt advice, administrations, liquidations and restructuring.

Finella Fogarty


I specialise in advising banks, insolvency practitioners, funds, corporates and individuals on both contentious and non-contentious restructuring and formal insolvency, from administrations and LPA receiverships to commercial mortgage backed work-outs.

Matthew Brown

Associate Partner

Solving companies’ financial issues is my passion and I specialise in restructuring and turnaround, working pro-actively to deliver innovative solutions in challenged situations.

Damien Bechelli


I am a partner in DWF's thriving Scottish corporate team. I am well known in the Scottish business community and provide corporate and commercial advice to a range of businesses, including PLCs, investment funds, financial intermediaries, large private companies and owner managed businesses.

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