Restructuring and recovery services

Getting the right professional advice as soon as you start experiencing financial difficulties greatly increases your chances of regaining control and avoiding a formal insolvency procedure.

Greg Palfrey

Greg Palfrey

National Head of Restructuring and Recovery - Partner

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Smith & Williamson’s restructuring and insolvency practitioners combine in-depth expertise and broad experience to provide advice and assistance to all types of businesses and organisations encountering financial difficulties.

Our clients include the boards of companies, shareholders/ owners, lenders, borrowers, customers, employees and other individual creditors.

Our team assists clients with clear and highly-effective advice, including business advisory services, negotiations relating to the restructuring of a business, debt restructuring or, as a last resort, a formal insolvency. In many cases we act as a bridge between key stakeholders to enable viable practical solutions to be found.

Smith & Williamson’s advisory, restructuring and insolvency team consists of 17 highly-skilled qualified accountants and insolvency practitioners. Over time, we have developed a series of high-quality solutions from an advisory and insolvency perspective. By drawing on our expertise, we are able to tailor these solutions to many industries.

Our goal is to maximise the possibilities for ongoing business operations, both in part or as a whole. In what can be testing times for any business, trust and dependability are key requirements in a client relationship to help achieve the best possible outcomes. Our long-term involvement in a number of cases has helped us build these relationships with key stakeholders.

Our team has been involved in a number of high-profile restructuring and formal insolvency cases in the UK, both as a representative of the company or its owners, and on behalf of significant creditors, banks or contracting partners.

We are committed to maintaining a team able to achieve pragmatic and innovative outcomes for our clients. Our pursuit of excellence and the best outcomes possible has consolidated our position at the forefront of our specialist areas.

 

Meeting your needs

 

Focused

Our goal is to provide clear, pragmatic advice to maximise the possibilities for ongoing business operations – regardless of the approach used to resolve a distressed situation. This often involves acting as a bridge between key stakeholders to find the best solution.

Experience

Our specialist team of restructuring and insolvency professionals has vast experience advising organisations across a range of industries encountering financial difficulties. Our clients include company boards, owners and shareholders, lenders, borrowers, customers, employees and other individual creditors.

Supportive

Trust in your advisers is never more important than in testing times. We will work closely with you to understand your situation, look at things from your point of view, help shoulder the burden of difficult decisions, deal with creditors on your behalf and make sure you understand all your options. We can help pull together all the relevant information quickly to enable you to make critical decisions.

Knowledgeable

You’ll have direct access to senior advisers with specialist expertise in your industry sector. We’ve developed a series of high-quality solutions tailored to different sectors and you can benefit from our trusted relationships with key industry contacts and funders where necessary.

 

How we can help

 

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Our credentials

 

Leading

A top ten UK accountancy firm, as ranked by Accountancy Age. (Source: Accountancy Age, 2018)

Skilled

A substantial team of highly skilled, qualified accountants and insolvency practitioners.

Experienced

Involved in numerous high-profile restructuring and formal insolvency cases over many years.

Respected

The majority of our work comes from referrals through our established relationships with intermediaries and former clients.

 

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