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The stevensdrake Corporate Recovery and Insolvency department is run by specialist insolvency lawyer at stevensdrake, Gavin Pickering.

Our insolvency team specialise in the following practice areas:

  • Administration
  • Provisional liquidation
  • Liquidation and bankruptcy
  • Preference and transaction at undervalue claims
  • Wrongful/fraudulent trading claims
  • Misfeasance claims
  • Retention of title
  • Corporate restructuring and finance
  • Asset Sales
  • Directors’ duties and liabilities


The stevensdrake Corporate Recovery and Insolvency department is run by specialist insolvency lawyer at stevensdrake, Gavin Pickering.

We strive to provide clients with practical, helpful advice, so it is a pleasure to know clients are happy with the service we provide. The team are ranked again in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 which quotes clients saying; "stevensdrake are a joy to work with. Their team is highly motivated and always a pleasure to talk to. Whoever you talk to, you are guaranteed to have a great interaction, as well as an opinion you can truly trust. They are quick to give a proactive steer, and they are first class in presenting the options with just the right amount of guidance to help you make an informed decision."

Chambers directory has said that clients endorse Gavin’s collaborative approach, saying: “He treats litigation as a joint exercise and fully involves you in every aspect to ensure the best results.” Comprising dedicated insolvency lawyers that are “enjoyable to work with and great value for money,” this team advises national and international clients on insolvency, recovery and restructuring, has a wealth of experience in acting for creditors and also has specialist experience of acting for IPs in litigation and investigation.

stevensdrake has experience in acting for creditors and companies who need restructuring. The team has been involved in some large actions for recovery brought about by the credit crunch and difficult liquidity issues facing businesses in the economic downturn. Importantly, stevensdrake recognise that companies are run by people who may need help and practical advice on issues facing them personally if their business gets into difficulties, for example, where a director has given a personal guarantee or a charge over his home. We have experience in advising creditors, guarantors, directors and other indemnifiers on the enforcement and defence of guarantees and indemnities.

We have experience with Directors Disqualification Proceedings and are able to defend directors in such proceedings and/or to negotiate the best possible settlement where disqualification is inevitable. stevensdrake can advise on all insolvency and corporate recovery issues, of which funding and restructuring are often integral parts. The team also has extensive experience acting for insolvency practitioners in litigation and investigation, as well as the recovery and disposal of assets. We have acted in a number of claims against professionals for recovery of large sums.

Our aim is to maximise recovery, whilst ensuring cost is proportionate. Our team of specialists regularly advises creditors on taking and enforcing security as well as advising on methods to protect their position before and after a debtor becomes insolvent. We can also offer advice on the restructuring of company and group business, sale and purchase of assets to or from companies in distress.

The Corporate Recovery and Insolvency department is listed among the Legal 500 Recommended Law Firms.

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Client Feedback

stevensdrake has consistently provided superb legal advice and counsel in complicated and high profile insolvency and commercial litigation matters. The results have been outstanding, the guidance excellent and the fees reasonable”
“We were most happy with the service throughout”

Who to contact to learn more

Our team members below specialise in Insolvency and will be able to help with all your questions.

Gavin Pickering

Head of Insolvency

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