Andrew Tonge > gunnercooke LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

gunnercooke LLP
M2 4LQ

Work Department

Restructuring & Insolvency




Andrew is an experienced Restructuring and Insolvency lawyer.

Andrew’s expertise covers all aspects of corporate insolvency law and practice. Throughout his career, Andrew has represented a wide range of clients across diverse sectors. He acts in advisory, litigation and transactional matters, including in relation to:

  • Administration and liquidation
  • Directors’ duties, risk, and disqualification
  • Insolvency investigations, associated criminal offences, delivery of information, confidentiality, and privilege
  • Trading whilst insolvent, wrongful trading, misfeasance
  • Securities, debentures, and financial collateral
  • Antecedent transactions (e g, undervalues, preferences), asset stripping and creditor avoidance
  • Phoenix companies and the re-use of insolvent company names
  • Advising boards of directors in the ‘twilight zone’ — identifying insolvency, when to call in administrators and liquidators, and how to deal with creditors including banks
  • Distressed and insolvent business and asset disposals including pre-pack and pre-insolvency disposals
  • Banking, finance and corporate disputes and litigation
  • Litigation and disputes arising from administration and liquidation
  • Professional regulatory investigations and proceedings brought by the FCA and SRA
  • Guarantees and indemnities
  • Fraud and money laundering

Previous Law Firms

  • Nexus Solicitors Limited (Director), 2011 to 2022
  • Nexus Solicitors (Partner), 2007 to 2011
  • Hill Dickinson (Partner), 2004 to 2007
  • Previously at other law firms since 1995




  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors 2003
  • Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test 2003
  • Called to the Bar 1995
  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law (now City, University of London) 1994 to 1995
  • LLB (Hons), Sheffield Hallam University 1991 to 1994


  • Andrew is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law
  • Prior to studying law, Andrew was in the Royal Navy (including service on Polaris nuclear submarines)