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Howard Kennedy LLP

Work Department

Corporate recovery.


A highly experienced specialist in business transformation, Vernon Dennis is Head of Business Advisory and leads the firms Restructuring and Insolvency group.

Vernon is a solicitor with over 25 years’ experience designing and implementing financial recovery and restructuring plans for business clients.

Leading our specialist group of experts, he utilises the full resources available from within the firm, whether tax, employment, banking or real estate to provide pragmatic and commercially driven solutions for clients. And where applicable, he works in collaboration with leading industry experts.

Known for his technical expertise, and for making the complex simple, Vernon advises insolvency practitioners, creditors and debtors on a wide range of corporate recovery, reconstruction and business rescue issues, both domestically and cross-border. He specialises in strategic and advisory support for company boards when planning programmes of business turnaround, restructuring or transformation.

Vernon’s expertise is of universal application in any business sector but following economic and structural industry change, recent work has seen a real focus in the last 12 months in the retail and leisure sectors.

He has extensive experience in retail and restaurant distress, property portfolio restructuring and cases known for their technical complexity.

Vernon is a Fellow of R3 (The Association of Business Recovery Professionals).

A regular lecturer and commentator on insolvency, he is author of  the Law Society’s Insolvency Law Handbook now in its 4th Edition (published April 2021). He is also co-author of New Law of Insolvency (2003) and sole author of the Law Society’s Insolvency Law series; Administration (2010), Liquidation (2011), and Bankruptcy (2012).