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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
The Spark, Draymans Way
Newcastle Helix

Work Department

Restructuring and insolvency.


Peter is a partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency Team. He qualified in 1998 having completed his training with the firm. Peter has a wealth of corporate and personal insolvency experience acting for both private and public sector clients. 

Peter acts for Insolvency Practitioners specialising in investigations and litigation in cases involving misfeasance, fraud and other misconduct. 

Peter is also a member of the team which acts for The Insolvency Service, an executive agency of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, in relation to a range of public interest work. This includes public interest winding up proceedings against live companies and the investigation and disqualification of directors of insolvent companies under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986. 

Peter also acts for Insolvency Practitioners in conjunction with HM Revenue & Customs in relation to a range of insolvency related matters.


Dickinson Dees 1996-2013; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.


R3 (Association of Business Recovery Professionals); Law Society

Lawyer Rankings

North > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Leading individuals)

Peter MaxwellWomble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Leveraging its ‘strength in depth and unrivalled local legal coverage’, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP ‘adopts a very collaborative approach’ when advising insolvency practitioners, banks, asset-based lenders, companies and charities on contentious and non-contentious work. Julian Gill heads up the non-contentious restructuring and insolvency practice in the North East, Sally Dallow leads the team which acts for the Insolvency Service (an agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), and Peter Maxwell heads up the asset recovery team. Kelly Jordan was recruited from Muckle LLP in April 2022.