Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers in Portsmouth
We are a boutique legal practice specialising in insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring. We support clients across a wide range of areas, including company directors, insolvency practitioners, businesses facing insolvency and individuals facing bankruptcy.
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 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. We also have offices in London and Norwich.
To get in touch with a member of the team in Portsmouth, please use the contact details below.
- Portsmouth Office
- Office 38, Pure Offices
- One Port Way, Port Solent
- PO6 4TY
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.
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, company directors 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.
We advise directors, partners, sole traders, members and other stakeholders on a wide range of matters, including:
- Company voluntary arrangement
- Individual voluntary arrangement
- Partnership voluntary arrangement
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.
We know it can be hard to ask for help but turning to a professional could be the best decision of your life.
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.
We can advise on all kinds of situations and solutions, including:
- Financial pressure
- Individual voluntary arrangement
- Debt relief orders
- Sole trader and partnership businesses
- Directors, shareholders & guarantors
Bankrupts 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 expertise includes:
- A bankrupt’s duties
- Alternatives to bankruptcy
- Partners or spouses
- Annulment application
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 failure, 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 expertise in this area includes:
- Working with insolvency practitioners
- Office holder claims
- Guarantee claims
- Property issues
- HMRC claims
Lender and creditor services
Our financial litigation and insolvency solicitors provide a tailored service 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 creditors on an ongoing retainer basis but are also here to provide one-off bespoke advice. Our expertise in this area includes:
- Security advice
- Commercial debt recovery
- 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.
For more information on this and to get a free subscription, click here.
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 and dispute lawyers in Portsmouth work with individuals and businesses to solve disputes, using alternative dispute resolution methods such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration where possible.
We 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 includes:
- Insolvency litigation
- Banking and finance
- Personal guarantees
- Fraud and asset recovery
- Shareholder and partnership disputes
- Professional negligence
- Trust and property
- Contractual disputes
Cross border and international
We operate in an increasingly globalised world, but international and cross-border issues still present additional challenges. Our expert team provide knowledgeable and commercially-astute advice in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters.
We have particular expertise advising creditors, shareholders, lenders and Insolvency Practitioners in other jurisdictions in relation to 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 directors 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 includes:
- The investigation stage
- Disqualification undertakings
- Compensation orders
- Effect of disqualification
- Permission to act
- Contesting proceedings
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.
Tel: 023 9229 2533