A strong multidisciplined team with a breadth of experience

Our insolvency and restructuring lawyers work in a cross-departmental team consisting of partners and lawyers from corporate and commercial, property, employment and litigation.

Out team are well known for their expertise in acting for investors, private equity houses, banks and other financial institutions, insolvency practitioners, creditors and other stakeholders and intermediaries on all aspects of distressed investment, M&A, rescues, restructurings, reorganisations and insolvency processes.They operate across a wide variety of industry sectors including automotive, financial services, manufacturing, retail, hotels and leisure, care homes, IT and telecommunications, luxury goods and property investment.  In addition, there is particular expertise in advising upon solvent restructurings and exit solutions. Our clients also include directors.

Key areas:

  • All types of insolvency process including administrations, liquidations, receiverships and company voluntary arrangements
  • restructurings, reorganisations and work outs (including solvent restructurings pursuant to section 110 of the Insolvency Act 1986)
  • litigation and asset recovery
  • mitigation of director, management and stakeholder risk
  • director and officer liability defence
  • transaction avoidance
  • inter creditor disputes and subordination, and
  • creditor claims and judgment enforcement.

It is this breadth of experience and ability to ‘see both sides of the story’ that provides us with the experience to deal quickly, commercially and effectively with any issue which arises, who ever we are acting for.  We are passionate about what we do, and pride ourselves on delivering real value to our client, in any given situation.

We are able to draw effectively on the expertise of our other teams including banking and debt recovery and, where necessary, use the Interleges network where multi jurisdictional issues arise.


Our credentials

“What the team is known for: Acts for a range of clients including large owner-managed businesses and public listed companies in corporate reorganisations, sales and a variety of other corporate and private equity backed transactions. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “The firm has carved out a unique position in its local markets by providing a truly client-focused service, giving clients direct access to experienced professionals and at a reasonable cost.” “Everyone we deal with at Royds Withy King is very approachable and friendly, and we are very happy that they make sure to take the trouble to fully understand our objectives.” Work highlights: Advised the owners and shareholders of Prob-Solve Group on the sale of the company to Exquip Network Services. Acted for Socomec SA on the £22 million merger of the group’s UK subsidiaries Socomec and Socomec Sicon. Notable practitioners: Katharine Mortimer (Band 3) focuses her practice on MBOs and restructuring matters for clients in the healthcare sector. Clients describe her as “detail-conscious and meticulous in her approach to transactions, with a thorough understanding of corporate law principles.”” Chambers 2017 South West

“Associate Rishi Ladwa (Associate to watch) of Royds Withy King has “a commercial and corporate knowledge and personable approach that makes him a pleasure to deal with,” according to clients. He is known for his strong corporate transactional practice.” Chambers 2017 Thames Valley

“Clients of Royds Withy King praise its ‘effective, one-team approach’, ‘understanding of client’s requirements and objectives’, and ‘tailored solutions’. David Cavaliero leads the team, which acts for owner-managed businesses, and public and private equity owned companies. It is particularly strong in handling transactions between £2m and £15m.” Legal 500 2016 South West

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