Restructuring and Insolvency

The pace of change in today's world is disrupting businesses.

Markets are increasingly volatile.  Industries are evolving at a pace not seen before. The impact of that change can be significant and sudden, to the detriment of companies’ performance and value.

For business owners, directors, creditors and other stakeholders, the result can be uncertainty. Will a business be able to continue to trade and meet its commitments from one month to the next? Will it be able to repay money lent to it or provide a return on investment? Will it be able to meet commitments to landlords, suppliers, customers and partners? How will the directors approach competing priorities in a time of challenge and fulfil their directors’ duties and responsibilities.

Clarity can be desperately needed.

But we aren’t here just to offer you commentary. We are here to offer you solutions.

Why choose Foot Anstey

We can support you through all stages of the demise curve. From the first signs of distress, where we focus on advisory support, turnaround or restructuring, through to formal corporate or individual insolvency, advising on potential claims and asset realisation strategies to maximise value for creditors, we work with you to find the right way forward.

You can look to us for a responsive and adaptable approach, delivering restructuring and insolvency expertise in a hands on, practical and commercial way.

We provide this advice to a wide variety of clients including directors and their boards, lenders, distressed equity investors and turnaround specialists , restructuring and insolvency practitioners (whether administrators, liquidators, trustees in bankruptcy, LPA receivers and supervisors of voluntary arrangements) and creditors.

With our ability to innovate and think creatively, we will work with you and your other advisors to map out the right outcome for you mindful at all times of personal and reputational risk. That could be a managed insolvency process. It could be a restructure with the aim of turnaround. It will always be a bespoke solution, tailored to your circumstances.

Related services

Directors' Duties

The team specialises in supporting boards and individual directors across a broad range of sectors in relation to all aspects of their duties and responsibilities when trading in stressed or distressed circumstances taking account of liability for wrongful trading, guidance on governance and managing stakeholder conversations.


Fraud is big business. It costs the UK economy over £100 billion a year. It creates holes in your finances. It sows distrust among your colleagues and partners.

The threat of fraud will never cease. Which is why we’ll always be ready to act.


Corporate projects demand legal advice at the speed of business.

Whatever your needs, goals or ambitions our team work hard to tailor services which help deliver our clients’ ambitions at every stage of a company’s journey.

Reputation Management

Your brand and reputation is one of your most important assets and needs to be protected.

Our expert team can provide you with the best possible response to any reputation management scenario you face.

Risk Advisory

Risks can impact the delivery of your strategy, but can also provide market opportunities and competitive advantage.

Our experts help you look at your risk management holistically to drive operational consistency and prevent risk.

Dispute Resolution

Disputes are an inevitable part of any business, introducing unwanted risk and high stress. They also create a distraction that takes you away from what you do best and where you need to be.

Let us help your business get the results it needs.


At Foot Anstey, we’ve invested in our team of finance experts. We hire, develop and retain lawyers with deep specialisms in specific areas of finance law – because we know you need and want more than a jack of all trades.

Debt Finance

Businesses lend and borrow to support their commercial aims and strategy.

As debt finance lawyers, we structure our advice to reflect those needs, taking into account appropriate security and intercreditor relationships.


Having the right people in the right place, displaying the right behaviours through the right processes can be just as hard as it sounds.

Our experienced team of experts are able to provide you with timely, commercial advice for day-to-day advice to project support.

Banking & Lender Disputes

From new technology and alternative services to greater regulatory burden, the pace of change in the modern banking and financial services industry continues to be rapid.

Our team offers a depth of experience and insight acting for lenders in both claimant and defendant roles, often balancing regulatory compliance, media scrutiny and “bottom-line” commercial drivers.


Whether or not your company has an in-house legal function, running a business today presents many complex challenges. 

We think it’s important that we genuinely get to know our clients businesses – that’s how we can deliver value that goes beyond just the monetary.

Property Litigation

The law governing property is constantly changing, creating the prospect of disputes which can prove costly in terms of lost opportunities, revenue and even reputation.

We can cover every type of property-related dispute, whether it’s over commercial or private property, or various different kinds of land, including agricultural, green belt and brownfield.

Data, privacy and information security

The way we live, buy, travel and are entertained – indeed all aspects of our lives – have been transformed by technological and digital advances.

We understand the commercial possibilities of data and seek to support you with the delivery of your data-related business strategy.

Fixed Charge Receiverships

Often misunderstood, receivership can be an effective tool for lenders in the recovery of secured debts. 

Our team work with you, standing by your side, from the pre-appointment stage through to disposal by auction or private treaty sale.

Our people

We are a team of restructuring and insolvency experts, working across all sectors but with strong experience in retail & consumer, construction, financial services, energy and education.

What our clients say

"When dealing with distressed businesses Foot Anstey combine a market leading team of lawyers, who not only have a solid and up to date knowledge of the law but possess a strong ability to apply this knowledge to provide quality, practical and commercial advice. The team react quickly, provide a first rate service to their clients and are a pleasure to work with."

Henry Foster, Chief Executive, Hilco Capital

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