Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Newcastle
What the team is known for Remains a leading light for restructuring and insolvency in the North East. Noted for its depth and breadth of insolvency knowledge and ability to draw upon its network of offices across the UK. Regularly works with clients in industries including manufacturing, financial services and property.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They're the best in Newcastle by a mile. They've got the local touch and corporate strength."
"A substantial provincial firm, very high-profile and highly regarded."
Work highlights Continues to advise PD Teesport on a multimillion-pound lien security over steel manufactured by SSI, which went into liquidation in October 2015.
Represented administrators in relation to the £500,000 wind-down of Alex Smiles, the operator of a Sunderland-based large waste transfer station.
Julian Gill advises high-profile insolvency practitioners, banks and companies on restructurings, with particular expertise in contentious asset recovery. Acts for manufacturing and property development clients. Clients report: "He's very experienced and gives a lot of thought to strategic objectives."
Peter Maxwell is an experienced insolvency lawyer noted for his experience in public interest winding-up proceedings and director prosecution work. He regularly acts on behalf of the Insolvency Service.
Significant clients Lloyds, Santander, RSM, KPMG, Deloitte.