Chris Allen

Associate Director

Areas of expertise

Corporate restructuring and insolvency including: charities; education and financial services, business support & advisory and solvent liquidations/reorganisations.


Chris has over 15 years’ experience in delivering corporate advisory and restructuring services to lenders, directors and shareholders across a range of sectors.

He is a licenced insolvency practitioner and has dealt with cases ranging from owner-managed businesses to large multinational companies.

Chris is part of the Smith & Williamson national creditor services team that provides professional client representation at creditor meetings

Notable client work and achievements

  • Accelerated marketing exercise for independent school in the Midlands with successful sale achieved resulting in school remaining open, secured lender’s debt being recovered in full and unsecured creditors being paid in full in subsequent liquidation.
  • Trading administration of window and door manufacturer to achieve a sale of the business and assets as a going concern securing the jobs of the majority of the workforce and full recovery for all secured creditors.
  • Solvent liquidation of holding company for manufacturer of pump and water boosting solutions, distributing c£50m to shareholders.

Professional qualifications/memberships

A qualified insolvency practitioner and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) and R3: Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

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