• Our Insolvency team advises on all aspects of insolvency including bankruptcy, liquidation and administration. With a strong team of insolvency litigators and a highly regarded restructuring service we have unrivalled expertise in the region delivered with a commercial, results driven focus.

    The Insolvency team includes restructuring and insolvency specialists with expertise in areas such as company law, debt recoveryproperty disputes, directors’ duties, employment law and dispute resolution.

    With real strength in depth we can effectively deal with all issues arising in financially distressed situations. In addition to offering the full suite of pre and post appointment services to insolvency practitioners, our highly experienced team includes an in house insolvency practitioner who specialises in bankruptcy appointments and connected asset recoveries.

    Our growing team of insolvency lawyers advises a broad range of clients including some of the largest financial institutions, insolvency practitioners, businesses facing insolvency and creditors of companies or individuals who have become insolvent. We have a long-established client base and continue to act for some of the largest and most respected insolvency practices in the UK.

    Highlights include:

    • Successfully defending a bankrupt’s appeal to the Court of Appeal for an order for possession and sale to be set aside. The case was reported.
    • Successfully settling a claim in which we acted for the Liquidator against a former director for misfeasance and/or wrongful trading after over 2.5 years of litigation.
    • Successfully obtaining an order for possession and sale against a bankrupt’s property in a case complicated by matrimonial proceedings running alongside it.
    • Successfully recovering valuable plant and equipment from an insolvent company in a disputed retention of title claim.

    Our team is ranked in the leading legal directory The Legal 500 2024 for Insolvency and Corporate Recovery. Michael Oatham, Graham Wallis, Lacie Kerner and Paul Abdey were named as a ‘Recommended Lawyers’ in the 2024 directory.

    Our insolvency solicitors are based in Maidstone and Canterbury and are ready to help with any legal advice you may require so please get in touch today.


    Our pricing structure is based around transparency and choice. Most of our services are offered as a fixed fee, however there may be other options available to you. Please get in touch to discuss these.

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  • Personable and technically capable team who take a commercial approach.

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  • Paul Abdey is an experienced practitioner who gets good results for his clients. Lacie Kerner is an astute litigator with an eye to the broader picture.

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  • The team at Brachers live and breathe officeholder briefs. They totally get what the client needs and deliver a quality work product with minimal fuss.

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  • Very efficient.

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  • A firm with a solid insolvency litigation practice and a good understanding of the complexities that such litigation can bring. They combine a pragmatic approach with an ability to obtain results in court.

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