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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

BRIDGEWATER PLACE, WATER LANE, LEEDS, LS11 5DR, ENGLAND
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Paul Dutton

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Paul is a Partner in our Restructuring team having specialised in all aspects of non-contentious restructuring and insolvency since commencing training in 1989.

Clients include all the principal funders including Barclays, LBG, HSBC, RBS, NAG and CoOperative Bank, IP accountants nationally represented including PWC, KPMG, DT, EY and GT, BDO, Zolfo Cooper, Begbies Traynor, RSM Tenon as well as specialist local practitioners.

Notable local cases over the years have included Slaley Hall, Stanley Miller plc, Swan Hunters, Vaux Breweries, various football clubs, Baltic Flour Mill, Gill Airways, Electrolux, Sunderland Arc and Glass Centre, Dixon Sports, Crouch Mining and more recently advising on the sale of MG Sports Cars as part of the MG Rover administration, Allsports,  Wessex Taverns, Halifax/BoS on their strategy for their nationally franchised estate agency branches, plant closures and European restructure of Arizona Chemicals, Findus,  Eshott and Hartford Halls, VFuels and Biofuels (CVA).

Paul is highly regarded in both Legal 500 and Chambers directories, is a former R3 Chairman NE Region and current committee member, member of the Institute for Turnaround and Insolvency Lawyers Association. 

Paul can boast the land mark case of New Bullas Trading on determination of fixed charges over book debts and is a regular speaker and contributor to R3 and other training events. 

Specific sector specialisms are leisure, LPA receiverships, construction, retail, healthcare (FT’s), pensions, energy and shipping support.

International experience includes a variety of matters more commonly dealt with in both the US and most of mainland Europe, but more recently and unusually the Czech Republic, China, Mozambique, South Africa and the Bahamas.

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Partner


North: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Receiving regular support from various other departments including the firm’s banking, real estate and regulatory teams, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's insolvency and corporate restructuring practice has particular expertise in the retail, energy, infrastructure, construction and further education sectors alongside the professional services industry. Team head Paul Dutton acted for the administrators of the personal injury firm Unity Law in various matters, ensuring that the company in administration was able to benefit from successful personal injury claims after its sale. He also advised PWC  on the administration of Joseph Rhodes and Slater & Crabtree, which involved the staggered sale of various assets including intellectual property, shares and machinery, assisted Clydesdale Bank with enforcement options and possession proceedings pertaining to an agricultural property, and advised the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on reorganisation matters and inter-company loans.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP ‘continues to make an impact in the region’ thanks in no small part to the expertise of team head Paul Dutton, consultant Peter Cranston, principal associate Lemi McAuley and senior associates Victoria Procter and the ‘impressiveAndrew Black. The practice is highly active in the retail, professional services, energy, infrastructure, construction and education sectors. In a recent highlight, Dutton advised the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on a reorganisation in which intercompany loans were formalised; other work includes acting for Staffordshire County Council as admission body in the reorganisation of various participating employers in its Local Government Pension Scheme including colleges and social housing providers, assisting PwC with the administration of Joseph Rhodes and Slater and Crabtree, and acting for RSM as administrators of Unity Law. HSBC, Lloyds Bank and Deloitte are also clients.

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