In this chapter we recognise 36 silks and 16 juniors for their adept handling of high-value insolvency proceedings and restructurings, including domestic and cross-border litigation.
Most highly regarded
South Square performs well in this chapter with nine silks listed.
Tom Smith QC garners praise from respondents who remark, “He has the ear of the court,” as well as the sought-after ability to “speak the judge’s language”.
Robin Dicker QC is highly recommended for his extensive experience in this field, having acted on some of the most notable insolvency and restructuring proceedings for major corporations including Lehman Brothers.
Felicity Toube QC is one of the foremost silks at the restructuring and insolvency bar, renowned for her first-class handling of international and domestic proceedings,.
David Allison QC is a prominent name in restructuring and insolvency, and has acted in relation to many significant insolvencies, corporate restructurings and sovereign debt restructurings.
Mark Phillips QC is looked upon with enormous favour by sources who commend his work on high-profile liquidations and insolvency proceedings.
Andreas Gledhill QC of Blackstone Chambers is “one of the best in the business”, and is recognised for his handling of some of the most prominent corporate collapses of the past three decades.
Robert Miles QC at 4 Stone Buildings enjoys a stellar reputation for his insolvency and restructuring work in litigation and arbitral proceedings.
Andrew de Mestre QC possesses “an excellent reputation” among peers for his tremendous understanding of insolvency law and proceedings.
The “extremely good” David Wolfson QC of One Essex Court receives widespread praise for his work on high-value disputes. One peer says they would “absolutely endorse” him.
Twenty Essex’s Stephen Atherton QC is a highly regarded silk, particularly well known for his international practice.
Blair Leahy QC is lauded as “great on fraud and insolvency cross-over work”.
Lesley Anderson QC at Kings Chambers enjoys a stellar reputation for her formidable expertise and experience in personal and corporate insolvency.
Marcia Shekerdemian QC at Wilberforce Chambers is an “excellent barrister” who specialises in all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency law, including cross-border proceedings.
Lexa Hilliard QC is well thought of among peers who consider her “a true insolvency specialist”.
David Chivers QC at Erskine Chambers is an accomplished silk with a well-developed practice, which sees him regularly advising on contentious insolvency and cross-border issues.
The “brilliant” Rebecca Stubbs QC of Maitland Chambers receives high praise for her expansive knowledge of insolvency and restructuring law.
Catherine Addy QC continues to impress market sources with her adept handling of sophisticated corporate and personal insolvency proceedings.
Nick Segal at Erskine Chambers is held in high esteem by sources thanks to his strong experience in insolvency and restructuring-related litigation.
Twenty Essex’s Tony Beswetherick is a distinguished name in the market who focuses his practice on insolvency, often acting on cross-border matters.
Eleanor Temple of Kings Chambers is highly commended for her “thorough understanding and appreciation of legal, technical and commercial issues”. One impressed source notes that her “advocacy skills are second to none”.
The “amazing” Hilary Stonefrost of South Square is distinguished for her “knowledgeable practice” and “charismatic and persuasive” manner.
John Briggs is endorsed for his insolvency practice and is revered for his expansive knowledge of the field.
Tiran Nersessian of 4 Stone Buildings receives high praise for “sensible, pragmatic advice”. One source remarks, “He is unfazed by the twist and turns of litigation,” adding that he is “first-rate on his feet”.
Hugo Groves at Enterprise Chambers is an “excellent senior junior”, singled out for his enviable insolvency practice.