Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers in Portsmouth
We are a boutique legal practice in Portsmouth specialising in insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring. We support clients across a wide range of areas, including insolvency practitioners and businesses and individuals facing insolvency.
We offer a ‘director led’ service and our experienced lawyers are all experts in their fields, guaranteeing that you will always have access to the highest quality of legal advice.
Our Portsmouth office is based at One Port Way just at the entrance to Port Solent Marina Village. We are easily accessible by car, public transport or on foot.
Our additional offices can be viewed here.
To get in touch with a member of the team in Portsmouth, please use the contact details below.
Our insolvency and restructuring services in Portsmouth
Insolvency is a specialist practice area requiring a high level of expertise. We are a dedicated insolvency and restructuring firm offering a wide range of services, including bankruptcy and business rescue to individuals and businesses across Portsmouth and the UK. Our expertise includes:
Businesses who need help
Our insolvency and restructuring solicitors in Portsmouth understand the pressures that come with owning and running a business that has encountered financial difficulties. It is a tough economy at the best of times, so seeking specialist advice is essential – it often means the difference between the business sinking or surviving.
Our insolvency and restructuring solicitors for businesses advise directors, partners, sole traders, members and other stakeholders on a wide range of matters, including Company Voluntary Arrangements, Individual Voluntary Arrangements and administration. We are also able to advise on matters regarding liquidation and Partnership Voluntary Arrangements.
Individuals who need help
When debts are piling up, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Financial issues can negatively affect every aspect of life, from your personal relationships to your mental and physical health.
Whilst asking for help may at times be difficult, turning to a professional will put you in the best position to deal with any financial difficulties you may be experiencing.
Our insolvency solicitors in Portsmouth have considerable experience supporting individuals in financial distress. We can provide advice and guidance to help you get your life back on track.
We advise individuals facing all sorts of money issues, from individuals struggling with personal loans or action from HMRC, to sole traders having trouble with unpaid invoices and directors of companies with personal guarantees.
Our insolvency and restructuring services for individuals are carefully tailored to each individual client, and we will keep you fully informed and provide support throughout the entire process.
Bankrupt’s spouses and partners
Facing bankruptcy is a stressful time for anyone and the future can feel very uncertain. If you or one of your family members are about to be made bankrupt, we are here you support you.
Our Portsmouth bankruptcy solicitors have a strong track record of success helping clients through difficult times. We will do everything we can to secure the brightest possible future for you and your loved ones.
Our team’s expertise includes matters relating to a bankrupt’s duties, alternatives to bankruptcy, how this affects partners or spouses, and annulment applications.
Claims against directors
Directors can often find themselves in the firing line after a business starts to struggle or stops trading and goes into liquidation. We help directors survive business failures, so they are free to pursue future opportunities without any concerns.
We have extensive experience representing directors facing a range of legal issues, including claims under personal guarantees, personal liability claims for breach of fiduciary duty, HMRC claims and disqualification.
Our team routinely work with directors and shareholders, often stepping in early to advise on potential risks and secure our client’s position. Our knowledge in this area includes working with insolvency practitioners, office holder claims, guarantee claims, property issues and HMRC claims.
Lender and creditor services
Our financial litigation solicitors provide tailored advice for lenders and creditors. We prepare and review a broad range of security and facility documents and provide assistance to creditors dealing with insolvent debtors.
We routinely work with lenders and creditors on an ongoing retainer basis but are also here to provide one-off bespoke advice. Our team has exceptional proficiency in areas including security advice, commercial debt recovery and dealing with creditors and insolvency.
We have a long and fruitful history working with Insolvency Practitioners in a wide range of personal and corporate insolvency matters. Our specialists are technically excellent and have a thorough understanding of the relationship Insolvency Practitioners enjoy with their legal advisors.
We publish a regular bulletin on technical insolvency issues for our Insolvency Practitioners.
Disputes and litigation
Disputes should be carefully handled to ensure minimal damage for the parties involved, both on a financial and reputational level. Having the advice of a litigation specialist on side can help you reach a resolution as amicably and cost-effectively as possible.
Our insolvency lawyers in Portsmouth work with individuals and businesses to solve disputes, using alternative dispute resolution methods such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration where possible.
Our solicitors in Portsmouth are very well-informed when it comes to disputes and litigation and are often able to help our clients resolve their disputes out of court, which reduces costs and stress for everyone. However, we can also provide robust representation in court proceedings, taking a strategic approach to maximise the strength of your position.
Our dispute resolution and litigation expertise include insolvency litigation, banking and finance, personal guarantees, fraud and asset recovery. We can also provide legal advice on matters relating to shareholder & partnership disputes, professional negligence, trust and property and contractual disputes.
Cross-border and international
We operate in an increasingly globalised world, but international and cross-border disputes still present additional challenges. Our expert team provide knowledgeable and commercially-astute advice in cross-border and international matters.
We have particular expertise advising creditors, shareholders, lenders and Insolvency Practitioners in other jurisdictions with UK based corporate insolvencies, restructuring matters and personal insolvency.
Being disqualified as a director can prevent you from participating in a business for up to 15 years, so should of course be avoided wherever possible.
Our director disqualification solicitors in Portsmouth routinely advise directors facing legal action and possible disqualification. We can provide a comprehensive service, giving you the best possible chance of avoiding disqualification or reducing the length of disqualification.
Our expertise encompasses the investigation stage, disqualification undertakings, compensation orders, the effects of disqualification, permission to act and contesting proceedings.
Local Legal Resources in Portsmouth
Portsmouth Combined Court Centre
Portsmouth Combined Court Centre handles several different kinds of cases, including those related to money claims.
Southampton Combined Court Centre
Southampton Combined Court Centre handles matters such as bankruptcy and money claims.
Citizens Advice Portsmouth
Citizens Advice Portsmouth provides basic advice for anyone living in Portsmouth or the surrounding areas.
How to reach our Portsmouth office
Reaching us by car
You can reach our offices via Port Way, off Southampton Road, which is just next to Junction 12 of the M27. There is onsite parking available at our offices.
Reaching us by bus
Southampton Road and the surrounding areas is served by a number of bus routes, including numbers 2, 3, SD4 and X4. Plan your journey here.
Reaching us by train
Our nearest station is Portchester station, about a 26-minute walk from our office.
We work to make our Portsmouth office as accessible as possible for all our clients. Our office building has parking onsite. The building is wheelchair and pushchair accessible and there is a lift.
If you have any personal accessibility requirements, please get in touch for a confidential discussion with a member of our team and we can take steps to make your experience with us as comfortable as possible.
Consult our insolvency and restructuring solicitors in Portsmouth
For clear, practical advice on insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring in Portsmouth, across Hampshire, and the UK, please speak to our team today.