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 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.


"Ged is a super-bright lawyer who runs a tight ship." "A top-quality operator."

Chambers 2021

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