Neil Griffiths > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Restructuring and insolvency group.


Neil co-heads the Dentons UK and Middle East Restructuring and Insolvency Group, and has focused in all aspects of insolvency for over 30 years, in particular contentious and litigious work, including major international fraud and asset tracing work. He is named as a Leading Individual in Restructuring in Who’s Who Legal 2019 and is regularly ranked in the leading directories in which he has been described as “very astute” and “tough opposition”.


Trained Lovells, qualified 1986, Lovells 1986-93; lawyer Dentons 1993-95. partner Dentons 1995-present.


Former Vice-Chair, Section on Insolvency, International Bar Association; Society of Practitioners in Insolvency (R3); former director and Trustee, Fraud Advisory Panel; former chairman, Investigations, Prosecutions and Law Reform Group, Fraud Advisory Panel.


Royal Grammar School; Newcastle upon Tyne Wadham College, Oxford (MA Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency

(Hall of Fame)

Neil GriffithsDentons

Dentons provides ‘innovative solutions in a collegiate and professional manner’ for banks, IPs and debtors across everything from consensual restructuring to formal insolvency. Team head Neil Griffiths  is ‘one of the most experienced practitioners in the London market’. He has a particularly strong reputation in relation to contentious matters, as was evidenced by his recent work for Hurricane Energy Plc on its hotly contested use of the new restructuring plan to to cram-down shareholders as a dissenting class. Tessa Blank is ‘extremely bright and able to communicate difficult concepts in easy to understand language’ and is a key member of the team that includes counsel Luci-Mitchell Fry, who is noted for her ‘very commercial advice’, particularly in a contentious context.