Ged has 25 years' experience advising financial institutions and insolvency practitioners on all legal matters arising from corporate insolvencies with a particular emphasis on non-contentious aspects. He also has considerable experience advising financial institutions and distressed companies in corporate restructurings and turnarounds where formal insolvency procedures can be avoided.
Ged's key clients include:
- UK clearing banks
- Asset based lenders (notably Close Invoice Finance, Secure Trust Bank and Bibby)
- The "Big 4" accounting firms
- FRP Advisory
- Duff & Phelps
- Grant Thornton and
- Leonard Curtis
Ged also has an interest in acting for corporates on acquisitions of distressed businesses either through Accelerated M&A or solvent sales where his key clients in this arena include Endless, Hilco and The HLD Group.
Ged has tier 1 ranking for leading individuals in restructuring in the North West in both Chambers and Legal 500. The Addleshaw Goddard NW restructuring team also commands Tier 1 status in both directories.
- Year Qualified
- Maricourt High School
- Manchester University (1993 LLB Hons)
- College of Law, Chester (1994 LPC Distinction)
Ged Barnes continues to be regarded as a leading light in the insolvency space. He acts for an impressive roster of corporate clients in non-contentious matters, including restructurings and turnarounds. Sources describe him as "pretty much faultless in his approach" Chambers 2020
"He knows the technicalities inside-out; he's always got an eye on the commercial solution - you know he's going to get a result" Chambers 2015