Birketts’ Restructuring and Insolvency Team advises clients through the transaction process of buying and selling distressed accounts.


We act for distressed asset investors, trade purchasers and management teams on the purchase of businesses and assets from companies in a distressed situation. Our advice to management teams includes reviews of any duties they may have to the company.


We act for insolvency practitioners wishing to realise the business and assets of companies.

Whether the acquisition is a pre-pack, or entered into some time after the insolvency has been commenced, we have lawyers with the experience and cross departmental expertise to ensure that all aspects of the transaction are fully resourced so that the due diligence and purchase documentation is prepared within the required time frames. Our insolvency lawyers work with the members of the corporate, employment and property teams to ensure that all relevant experience is brought to the transaction.

Key contacts

Laurence Weeks

Partner – Head of Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

+44 (0)1223 326585

+44 (0)7919 497114

Matthew Weston

Legal Director

+44 (0)1245 211286

+44 (0)7875 208384

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