Ken Rutherford > DWF > Belfast, Northern Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Northern Ireland
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Ken specialises in banking and security, corporate and M&A and insolvency law.


Partner // Executive Partner (Belfast)


Ken advises banks and financial institutions on a wide range of lending propositions, syndications and loan transfers involving property and businesses in the UK.

He acts for leading insolvency practitioners in Northern Ireland, advising on appointments, insolvency processes, asset recovery and realisation, the conduct and examination of insolvent persons, directors and officers, transaction avoidance remedies and creditor claims.


He is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, the Belfast Solicitors’ Association, R3, the NI Commercial Property Lawyers Group and the Cicero Insolvency Lawyers Group.

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

At DWF, Belfast office managing partner Ken Rutherford  has over 25 years of insolvency experience. He has a strong track record advising insolvency practitioners in Northern Ireland on a broad cross-section of matters, such as appointments, the realisation of assets, asset recovery and creditor claims. In addition, Rutherford undertakes a significant amount of work for banks. Under his leadership, the practice is noted for its high level of involvement in restructurings and insolvencies with a nexus to the retail, food and hospitality industries. Rutherford works with James Morrison, who acted as lead counsel to KPMG on the administration of Joe Media.