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Freeths LLP

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Simon Baigent

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Freeths LLP

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Insolvency and corporate recovery.




Partner specialising in all aspects of corporate recovery and insolvency work. Particular emphasis on turnaround/distressed M&A work and investigatory work. Clients include insolvency practitioners, banks, asset-based lenders, factors and other financial institutions. He also works alongside directors and accountancy practices to provide practical and commercial solutions to implement the most appropriate recovery/restructuring strategies.

Trained at Barradales, qualifying in 1993. Joined Freeths LLP in 1996. Partner 2001.


Association of Business Recovery Professionals (member of the Midlands R3 Committee), Turnaround Management Association.


Leicester Grammar School; De Montfort University; College of Law, Chester.


Self confessed sport and fitness fanatic. After playing Rugby for many years he is now a keen triathlete. He has completed Ironman Switzerland (2008) and Ironman Barcelona; supports Leicester Tigers RFC.

East Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Within: Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the East Midlands

The ‘very capable’ team at Freeths LLP ‘has a very commercial outlook’ and handles a varied caseload that spans shareholder and partnership disputes; breaches of director’s duties; commercial contract disputes, including procurement challenges; property litigation; and professional negligence claims. It also handles claims related to restrictive covenants and has particular strength in the construction, financial services and insurance sectors, the last of which recently saw an increase in instructions. ‘Very practical’ practice head Mukesh Patel ‘is very good with clients’ and leads an expanded team following the recruitment of director Emma Anderson  from Shakespeare Martineau LLP. Simon Baigent  and 'very thorough' associate Richard Fitzmaurice are also recommended. The client list consists of a mix of local, regional and national clients including Mazars and Campbell Soup.

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East Midlands: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

The ‘highly knowledgeable’ group at Freeths LLP handles the full spectrum of restructuring, corporate recovery and insolvency work, with particular expertise in complex investigatory work and anti-avoidance and asset realisation cases. Nil-asset cases with significant deficiencies and corresponding forensic work are also areas of focus for the practice, which is headed by Simon Baigent and includes Graham Greenfield, whose ‘vast depth of experience and knowledge’ together with his ‘calm and considered demeanour’ inspires ‘complete confidence in his abilities’. Clients include Mazars, Elwell Watchorn Saxton and PKF Cooper Parry Group.

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