Our Restructuring team have a global focus and are adept at cross-border and national restructuring and contentious insolvency problems. They are noted in directories for their professionalism, speed of response and the high quality of their work.

With a practice focussed on creditors, including institutional lenders, bondholders and special situations teams our Restructuring team is one of the largest nationally with over 40 dedicated lawyers.  The team capitalises upon the firm's international offices, particularly in the UAE and our preferred firm network to deliver a seamless cross-border offering.  Team members have worked on the Dubai based Abraaj Holdings private equity failure, Nortel Networks, and continue to work for the administrators of Lehman Brothers Limited.   With core teams covering informal restructuring and contentious insolvency matters the team is noted for their work on high profile matters such as Carillion with significant coverage of the UK clearing banks to complement the international focus.   They have been involved in key mandates for most of the recent retail insolvencies including Evans Cycles, Karen Millen, HMV, American Golf, Conviviality, Jones Bootmakers and Regis/Supercuts. 


Ranked in Chambers and Legal 500 with a high number of noted individuals.

Chambers (2020) praises the team as '..very professional, very quick to respond and produce high-quality work' whilst noting that 'staff at all levels are thoughtful and approachable and they work seamlessly across teams and offices'.

Legal 500 (2020) refers to a 'Good team.  Very flexible and hands on…' and refers to 'particular prowess in relation to contentious and non-contentious mandates..'

Emerging Stronger: Restructuring Guide Series

Restructuring can be a positive process. Read our 2-step guide series.

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 CIGA: Update on Temporary Provisions

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2021 (Third Extension Regulations), came into effect on 26 March 2021.

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Managing Risk: Insolvency

Insolvency is a key risk in the construction industry and within its supply chains and customer base. Our Business Support and Restructuring team can help by providing in house training.

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Meet the team
Ged Barnes

Ged Barnes

Partner, Head of Restructuring - UK & International
Manchester, UK

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Robin Hickman

Robin Hickman

Partner, Head of Middle East

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