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The ‘knowledgeable and responsive’ team at Blake Morgan LLP handles non-contentious and contentious mandates on behalf of banks and insolvency practitioners (IPs). The team also provides a fully funded bankruptcy service to a number of local authorities to recover unpaid council tax, national non-domestic rates and over-paid housing benefits. Team head Paul Caldicott is ‘one of the best insolvency lawyers in Wales’.

Capital Law LLP’s expertise covers a panoply of transactional, restructuring and formal insolvency processes, making the practice well-placed to provide a rounded service to IPs, directors and creditors. Key figures include Duncan Macintosh, who is noted for his distressed M&A expertise, and Philip Jones, who specialises in insolvency litigation.

Darwin Gray LLP has a focus on formal insolvency work, often with a contentious component, and regularly receives work from IPs. Highlights included advising the liquidators of a company to pursue substantial unpaid debts from an unincorporated institution. Ian Herbert and Kempton Rees are the principal contacts.

Geldards LLP’s Karl Baranski recently acted for the management of a well-known domestic chain of ice cream parlours in relation to a pre-pack asset buyout. Paul Hopkins handles contentious insolvency work.

At JCP Solicitors, team head Gareth Llewellyn Williams has longstanding contentious insolvency experience and recently advised the liquidator of an electronics company as to the status of more than 12,000 crowd-funding donors that had contributed over £2.3m to the assets of the company. Corporate team members Michael Williams and Betsan Powell often handle insolvency work in a transactional context.

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Legal Developments in Wales for Insolvency and corporate recovery

  • New revised guidelines for administrators in pre-pack sales

    Pre-pack sales by administrators are now used frequently enough for most people in business to be aware of them and many have come across them in their business lives. A small amount of controversy still attaches to pre-packs, but it is probably right to say that they are now an accepted part of the UK business scene as a useful means of rescuing a business in difficulty and preserving some or all of the jobs connected with the business.
    - Druces

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