Ged has well in excess of 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, Cynergy and Bibby)
  • EY
  • PwC
  • Teneo
  • Interpath
  • FRP Advisory
  • Kroll
  • Grant Thornton
  • 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, The HLD Group, Svella plc and Arete.

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