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Stuart Tait

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Gateley Plc

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Stuart joined the Restructuring team at Gateley Plc in Manchester earlier this year. He has broad experience, acting for debtors and for lending syndicates, banks, funds and other financial institutions in consensual and non-consensual restructurings, for investors in distressed acquisitions and for insolvency practitioners during pre-packaged and unplanned insolvency processes. Stuart advises in relation to realising and maximising value in distressed situations, including consensual workouts and restructurings, whether these are delivered through distressed sales, enforcement, insolvency processes or distressed debt trading.


Clifford Chance 2002-206, Hogan Lovells 2006-2017.


Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, Balliol College Oxford, Aquinas Sixth Form College Stockport, Cheadle Hulme High School.


Travel and scuba diving.

North West: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Gateley Plc's¬†‚Äėvery experienced and knowledgeable‚Äô team regularly handles contentious insolvency work including provisional liquidations, corporate fraud, and offshore litigation. The team advised Specialist Print Services as buyer in the pre-packaged sale of SPS Print Group and advised Bilta (UK) and its liquidator Grant Thornton UK in long-running litigation in which Bilta claimed that its directors, in conspiracy with others, directed most of the money due to Bilta to other parties, leaving it insolvent. ¬†Andrew Buchanan¬† heads the firm's national restructuring team, which includes¬†Stuart Tait, who¬† ‚Äėnot only explores the necessary legal complexities of the situation but also keeps an eye on the best likely commercial view in terms of outcome‚Äô. Also recommended are legal director Gavin Clarke, who handles a range of restructuring mandates, senior associate¬†Danielle Haston, who is active in complex project litigation, and Aneesh Prasad¬†(also a senior associate), who advises on distressed transactional projects.

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