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David Guest

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Gorvins Solicitors

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Insolvency & Corporate Recovery


David is a Partner and Head of the Gorvins' Insolvency and Corporate Recovery Team which sits as part of the wider Commercial Litigation department. David specialises in both corporate and personal insolvency, including administrations, receiverships, creditors' voluntary/compulsory/provisional/members voluntary liquidations, directors' disqualification and related matters. He advises a wide variety of clients including public and private companies, secured lenders, insolvency practitioners, invoice discounters and accountants as well as private individuals.


Trained and qualified (1989) at Eversheds, Leeds Office from 1987 - 1990. Solicitor at DLA Piper from 1990 - 1993. Hammond Suddards in Leeds from 1993 - 1995 and HLW Commercial Lawyers in Sheffield and Leeds from 1995 - 2016. Joined Gorvins Solicitors in 2016 as Partner to date.


Willogarth High School (1979 - 1982); Durham University LLB (Hons) (1982 - 1985); LPC at Chester College of Law (1985 - 1986)

North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West

Within: Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West

Singled out for its ‘fantastic client-care’, Gorvins Solicitors handles high-value commercial disputes for companies, shareholders and partners; corporate and personal insolvency issues; professional negligence claims; and commercial property disputes. Avonside Group, Bibby Leasing, Thorne Credit Union, Crystal Finance (Europe), Oldham Credit Union and E-Foods are all clients. Key figures include Mark Deverell, who specialises in commercial and insolvency-related litigation; the ‘brilliant’ Guy Lightowler, who is noted for contentious property and corporate disputes; David Guest , who handles contentious corporate and personal insolvency;senior associate Danielle Clements, who leads on contentious probate instructions and property disputes; and consultant Jonathan Crook, who handles regulatory and financial disputes.

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North West: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Gorvins Solicitors’ ‘brilliant team’ is active across corporate and personal insolvency mandates and advises insolvency practitioners, businesses and individuals on contentious and non-contentious matters. Acting for directors on personal liability and disqualification proceedings is also a key focus of the team. Begbies Traynor, Auker Rhodes, FRP Advisory, Currie Young and RSM are clients. Insolvency and corporate recovery team head David Guest specialises in corporate and personal insolvency. Other key figures include dispute resolution head Mark Deverell, who specialises in winding-up proceedings, and consultant Paul Lupton, who handles corporate restructuring and insolvency matters.

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