Insolvency & Restructuring
Maitland's expertise is in all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency, including liquidations, bankruptcies, directors’ disqualifications, administrations, administrative and other receiverships, individual and company voluntary arrangements, partnership insolvencies, international and cross-border insolvency, insolvency issues concerning pension schemes, transactions at an undervalue and actions for relief from frauds on creditors and corporate reconstructions.
We act for creditors, secured and unsecured, insolvency practitioners, and the insolvent company or individual. Several barristers are on the Attorney General’s panels and act in many high profile insolvency related cases in that capacity.
Many of the most prominent cases arising out of corporate collapses in the last two decades have involved our barristers, including BCCI, Maxwell, Polly Peck, Barlow Clowes, Blackspur Group and Enron. Our recent experience includes litigation arising out of the failures of Lehman Brothers, Northern Rock, the Icelandic banking collapse, Farepack, the MG Rover inquiry and the leading House of Lords decision in Natwest v Spectrum Plus.
Maitland is ranked in Insolvency in Chambers UK Bar Guide, Chambers Global and The Legal 500.