Restructuring and Insolvency

Key contacts

Morton Fraser Partner Alan Meek
Alan Meek
Alan is Head of our Restructuring & Insolvency team and is a partner in our Corporate team. He is a corporate lawyer of considerable experie...
0141 274 1138
Morton Fraser Head of Strategy, Restructuring and Insolvency Yvonne Brady
Yvonne Brady
Head of Strategy for Restructuring and Insolvency
Yvonne is an award winning lawyer and works within our Corporate division as strategic head of restructuring and insolvency.
0141 303 7129

Our Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency lawyers based in Edinburgh and Glasgow provide advice to clients across Scotland, the rest of the UK and beyond on a wide range of business issues. Clients may wish to reorganise or restructure their corporate affairs as a result of financial distress or to optimise group structure for tax and corporate efficiencies: we can provide support in all of those areas.

A team of specialists here for you

As well as restructuring and insolvency expertise, our team has a wealth of experience in corporate advisory services, regularly working with clients at all stages of their development, from inception, through growth, disposal and periods of stress and crisis. Where companies experience trading difficulties - whether caused by supply chain issues, over gearing, creditor pressure or loss of contracts - we can provide timely commercial advice. We will help you assess risk, develop strategies to minimise the effect of adverse economic conditions and enable ongoing trading, while ensuring that the interests of the company and all its stakeholders are protected.

We offer advice to single companies or groups of companies, as well as LLPs, partnerships or other corporate entities or to their directors, partners or members.

In addition, we provide corporate and commercial debt restructuring advice to lenders and creditors and all aspects of insolvency and restructuring advice, both contentious and non-contentious, to Insolvency Practitioners and other advisers dealing with restructuring or stressed and distressed businesses.

Benefits we bring to your business

We have a highly experienced cross-departmental team providing corporate restructuring services and insolvency advice. This allows us to provide a full service offering so that we can meet all of our clients' needs within the team.

Our real estate team has UK wide capacity and possesses a wealth of experience in dealing with property issues in corporate insolvency, acting principally for landlords, insolvency practitioners and purchasers. They are supported by our construction team which deals with both contentious and non-contentious work, including claims arising out of insolvency.

Our commercial litigation and employment teams routinely advise on insolvency and restructuring matters, including on TUPE, director's duties, disputed adjudication of claims, challengeable transactions, ledger collections and recovery of directors' loan accounts. In addition, we can call upon expert assistance in relation to any issues which may arise in the course of an assignment including: tax, pensions, environmental and intellectual property matters.