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Frank Brumby


Frank specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious corporate and personal insolvency and bank recovery. Frank acts for a wide client base including Licensed Insolvency Practitioners, creditors and lenders, directors, partners, and private individuals.

Frank is best known for Pre-pack administrations and his ability to give pragmatic advise in the early stages of insolvency. He is well versed in identifying the immediate steps that need to be taken by an individual or company and is quick to highlight and implement the most appropriate insolvency procedure.

Frank has previously authored a number of books in the insolvency field, including the 4th edition of “Personal Insolvency” which was published by Thomson Reuters/Sweet & Maxwell.

Frank has been involved in a number of significant cases, including Minmar (929) Limited v Khalastchi & Others which came before the Chancellor of the High Court and caused significant controversy on the validity of appointments of administrators.

Frank is a fellow of R3, the Association for Business Recovery Professionals and was previously chairman of the Eastern Region from 2014 to 2017. Frank is also a member of INSOL International which is a worldwide federation of accountants and lawyers who specilaise in turnaround and insolvency

Chambers and Partners, one of the leading independent commentaries of the legal profession, has consistently rated Frank over the last 20 years as a “leading individual” for Restructuring/Insolvency. The most recent publication described Frank as ‘a well-respected figure in the market. Clients say he is "highly commercial, knowledgeable and excellent at providing solutions under pressure." He is extremely active in the insolvency market and adept at handling both advisory work and disputes.’

Likewise the Legal 500, with reference to the Insolvency and Corporate Recovery field has previously described Frank as “the leading insolvency lawyer on the patch” with a “commercial and practical view”.

Frank is also authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales as a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner (non appointment taking) having passed the JIEB examinations in 2000.  Frank holds the position of Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA) on behalf of Isadore Goldman.

Outside of the office, Frank’s interests include adventure racing (having cycled across Vietnam and Cambodia, kayaked and rafted across Costa Rica and completing a Lake District ultramarathon) and motorsport including numerous track days.


“He is extremely active in the insolvency market and adept at handling both advisory work and disputes”


“Frank Brumby is a go-to lawyer who is very popular and experienced."


“Always very approachable"


“Highly commercial, knowledgeable and excellent at providing solutions under pressure.” 


"He is extremely active in the insolvency market and adept at handling both advisory work and disputes."


"Always available and go above and beyond. Exceptional advice and a pragmatic approach.”


Chambers and Legal 500


“As an insolvency practitioner I come across tricky legal points that I have never seen before almost every day.  I need a legal shoulder to lean and rely on and Frank provides that in spades.  Ultimately our working relationship comes down to trust, which of course cuts both ways, and it is good to know he is in my corner”


Insolvency Practitioner