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Ben Slack

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Corporate recovery and insolvency.


Highly regarded in the Northern restructuring market, Ben is a partner in the corporate recovery team and advises management teams, accountants, stakeholders, creditors, financial institutions and other lenders across the spectrum of financial distress from reorganisation, restructuring and turnaround assignments to formal insolvency processes. Ben has a particular focus on the asset based lending sector and regularly advises on directors’ duties in the context of doubtful solvency, and acts for insolvency practitioners and corporates on business and asset sales and acquisitions out of insolvency. Recent sector experience includes retail, leisure, environmental, transport and haulage and industrial and provident societies.


Trained Pinsent Masons, qualified 2005; solicitor Pinsent Masons LLP 2005-06; partner Addleshaw Goddard LLP 2006-14; Seconded to Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, Global Restructuring Group 2010 - 2011; partner Clarion 2015.


R3; TMA; Insolvency Lawyers Association; Restructuring & Turnaround Consultants Limited.


King Edward VI School, Morpeth; University of Northumbria 1998-2002.


Football; rugby; cricket; fishing; travel.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Marie Pugh leads Clarion’s ‘excellent’ group, which is ‘easy to deal with and provides advice that is concise and specifically tailored to each situation’; Pugh made partner in 2017 and specialises in property and development finance transactions. Ben Slack, Jonathan Simms and Ryan Millmore are also names to note; Slack handles asset-based lending work, Simms regularly acts for banks, asset-based lenders and private equity houses, and Millmore focuses on insolvency work. The team recently advised Reward Capital and Reward Invoice Finance on its provision of a combined capital term loan and invoice finance facilities to a renewable energy company. Other clients include Lloyds Bank, Secure Trust Bank, Aldermore Bank, HSBC and National Westminster Bank.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Next generation lawyers

Ben Slack - Clarion

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Ryan Millmore leads the team at Clarion, which ‘will do everything its needs to do to get the job done in a quick and timely fashion’ utilising its ‘invaluable strength in the region to push matters forward in a way that works for the local legal market’. Millmore is highly regarded for his corporate insolvency expertise; he recently advised Armstrong Watson as administrators of Earn Extra 139 and acted for Kingsbridge Corporate Solutions regarding the administration of Full Gas and its ultimate sale to Trek. Clients also praise asset-based lending specialist Ben Slack, who is ‘not afraid to fight if that’s what it required’, and Alice Pratt, who focuses on insolvency work; Slack assisted DFS with its acquisition of part of Multiyork out of administration and Pratt acted for Bill Plant Driving School on its pre-pack sale. Pre-insolvency specialist Roger Hutton, Marie Pugh and ‘strong and pragmatic’ legal director Helen Bates are also names to note.

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