Hannah Gaskell > Shoosmiths LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
M3 3AZ

Work Department

Corporate - Restructuring and Advisory


Hannah is a senior associate in Shoosmiths’ Corporate Restructuring and Advisory team. Hannah advises on all legal aspects of restructuring and insolvency relating to both contentious and non-contentious matters. Hannah regularly advises a variety of clients including banks, insolvency practitioners, companies, directors and creditors on all aspects of the insolvency process.

Hannah’s non-contentious work includes advising insolvency practitioners on all elements arising from their appointment either as administrator, liquidator or receiver, acting for both buyer and seller in business and asset sales out of administration, advising on company voluntary arrangements, reviewing security documentation and structures and preparing court applications for insolvency related matters.  

Hannah’s contentious work includes advising on ROT issues, supply chain risks, formal insolvency appointments, debt collection, directors duties, director disqualification proceedings and advising on both sides in relation to antecedent transactions.

Hannah has assisted on a number of high profile administrations including, ASA Resource Group PLC, Oddbins, Monarch Aircraft Engineering, Manchester House, Artisan, Late Rooms, Superbreaks and Malvern Travel Technology. Hannah’s CVA experience includes Aldo, Supercuts, Select Fashions, Poundstretcher and Jigsaw. Hannah has also undertaken a secondment with Santander UK Plc.

Hannah has also been recognised as a key lawyer in the Manchester team by the Legal 500.



Hannah completed her training contract at Shoosmiths and joined the team on qualification in September 2016.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

The ‘fantastic team’ at Shoosmiths LLP acts for a wide range of clients spanning accounting firms, corporate directors, management teams, banks and asset-based lenders. The firm has recently advised on a range of successful CVAs for high street retailer and hospitality clients. Practice head Sarah Teal has particular expertise in contentious insolvency work and advising boards of directors on duties and responsibilities in distressed situations. Associates Hollie Wrigley and Hannah Gaskell also play a key role in the practice.