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Financial distress may not be an issue for you, but it may affect your family, business interest and those that you interact with. We act for a number of families whose dependents get into financial difficulty and we advise on both the planning to protect against that and also how those dependents can resolve those issues with the minimum of complexity and PR.

Those clients need to know what they can and cannot do and what their options are, which may involve restructuring and/or refinancing.

Alternatively, it may be a question, in respect of the financial distress of others, of collecting money owed, bringing business relationships to an end or managing financial relationships in a discrete and private manner to avoid unwanted publicity. 

Our experience

Recent projects that we have been involved in:

  • acting for a high net worth individual creditor in the bankruptcy of Boris Becker ensuring that his claim was admitted in full and advising on routes to recovery through the bankruptcy;
  • advising the former FD of a well-known retailer in obtaining the annulment of a bankruptcy order against her; and
  • advising a high net worth family to negotiate the settlement of the debts of a family member, avoiding his bankruptcy and adverse publicity.

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  • Neil Smyth


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