Responding to an Insolvency Practitioner

What our restructuring and insolvency lawyers do


No one wants to receive a legal demand. Less so when it comes from a liquidator, administrator or trustee in bankruptcy who have unique and extensive statutory powers to recover assets. As specialist insolvency lawyers we provide a powerful and effective legal services which support clients who are defending claims made by insolvency practitioners.

We act for clients who may be facing a claim for anything from transactions at undervalue to illegal dividends – or indeed anything else the office holder may try to throw at them.

We defend our clients against claims (or threats of claims) made by liquidators, administrators or trustees in bankruptcy, including (but not confined to):

  • Preference
  • Transactions at undervalue
  • Wrongful trading
  • Misfeasance
  • Director disqualification
  • Illegal dividends

What they say

"You’re in very safe hands with DMH Stallard’s Insolvency Lawyers"

Restructuring and Insolvency client

How our restructuring and insolvency lawyers work

We are experts in insolvency and it is this experience and knowledge which underpins our service.

We also understand how insolvency practitioners work because we act for many of them in other capacities. This helps us to consider the claim from their side too, increasing the chances of not only a settlement but a settlement on great terms.

We are always commercial and pragmatic in our approach. Our job is to get the person under attack out of their unhappy situation as soon as possible and at the minimum cost.

Our focus will be on negotiating the best possible settlement to avoid court proceedings or, if that is not possible and the defence is good, on working to have the claim struck out with costs awarded in your favour.

How we've helped

We acted for a large foreign government-owed company which was being pursued by an administrator for £600,000 paid to it just before the company went into administration. After advising the client on its liability, we engaged with the administrator to obtain the best possible pre-litigation settlement outcome.

  • 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