Issuing a Bankruptcy or Winding-up Petition

What our restructuring and insolvency lawyers do


Strong, effective and above-all expert legal support is essential when considering the issuing of a bankruptcy or winding-up petition against a debtor.

DMH Stallard’s specialist insolvency lawyers know the bankruptcy and winding-up petition process inside-out.

We will act for you as a creditor from start to finish, issuing the very first warning to the debtor, right through to the recovery of the debt or final court hearing.

In the case of a straightforward petition we provide this service on a fixed fee, which takes care of all of our standard costs as well as anything else you may have to pay such as court and process server fees.

What they say

"First class advice – they looked after me and got me a fantastic result"

Restructuring and Insolvency client

How our restructuring and insolvency lawyers work

We start by reviewing the debt and circumstances with you in order to advise on whether the petition process suits the situation.

There may be some steps you need to take with the debtor before the petition; if so we will help with these.

Once ready, we will prepare the petition and take care of serving it, advertising it (if needed) and booking an advocate to attend the hearing (should it get that far).

As soon as the debtor responds we will, on your instruction, enter a dialogue to explore settlement.

Once settled, we will tidy things up with a formal agreement with the debtor and stop the petition proceedings.

How we've helped

We were instructed by a German company to present a winding up petition against a large telecoms subsidiary based in the UK for debt arising from German court judgments. When the winding up petition was served, the debtor quickly engaged with us and we recovered the entire debt plus all legal costs and expenses.

  • Brighton - Jubilee St

    1 Jubilee Street


    East Sussex

    BN1 1GE

  • Brighton - Old Steine

    47 Old Steine


    East Sussex

    BN1 1NW

  • Gatwick

    Griffin House

    135 High Street


    West Sussex

    RH10 1DQ

  • Guildford

    Wonersh House

    The Guildway

    Old Portsmouth Road



    GU3 1LR

  • Hassocks

    32 Keymer Road


    West Sussex

    BN6 8AL

  • Horsham

    3rd Floor

    Afon Building

    Worthing Road


    West Sussex

    RH12 1TL

  • London

    6 New Street Square

    New Fetter Lane


    EC4A 3BF

  • Make an enquiry

    Make an enquiry


    Or head to our Contact us page