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Michael Neill

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Partner, Head of Belfast Office


Michael Neill is Head of A&L Goodbody's Belfast office. He is also Head of our Restructuring Department and a Partner in our Litigation Department.

Michael specialises in all areas of business recovery work, which includes advising local and national insolvency practitioners, major banks and other creditors. Michael also conducts a wide variety of financial services, fraud and insolvency-related litigation. He acts on behalf of financial institutions as well as life, property, pension and investment companies. He has also acted for banks, companies, creditors and insolvency practitioners in the majority of high profile corporate failures in Northern Ireland in recent years.


Michael is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland (1997) and sits on the Law Society Finance Committee. As a former Chairman of R3 (The Association of Business Recovery Professionals) for the Northern Ireland region Michael now sits on the R3 National Council. He has professional I and II qualifications from the Institute of Chartered Accountants and also writes extensively in the areas of corporate recovery and insolvency.

Northern Ireland: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

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Michael Neill - A&L Goodbody

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Viewed as ‘one of the leading firms in this area in Northern Ireland’, A&L Goodbody’s insolvency practice provides a ‘quality service’ and ‘very strategic’ advice on, among other things, administrations and restructurings in the construction and property sectors. The firm has a track record in assisting a number of the Big Four accountancy firms, including KPMG, Deloitte and PwC. The ‘excellentMichael Neill, who garners praise for ‘his strategic thinking and ability to anticipate and counter the other side’s next moves’, leads the team, which also includes associates Sam Corbett (‘his work ethic is second to none’) and Ross Kane. In a key mandate, Neill led advice to the administrator of Geotech Construction on exiting the administration process; this involved a successful application to the High Court for release and exit from administration, allowing the company to be re-capitalised. In another matter, the group is representing the liquidator of Dornan’s Service Station in a dispute over the ownership of property; the company director claims the property was transferred to him while the liquidator maintains the property is in the name of the company. The firm is continuing to assist banks with the restructuring and sale of loans. Other clients include Santander and Cerberus Capital Management.

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