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Lester Aldridge continues to demonstrate its leading law firm status by achieving top rankings across the firm once again in the independent legal directory the Legal 500 UK. The Restructuring & Insolvency team have a sound reputation for their expertise in advising insolvency practitioners in connection with their insolvency appointments, companies in financial distress and other stakeholders such as landlords, suppliers and lenders who may be affected by the insolvency of another party. They also advise in relation to solvent winding-up and LPA Receivership matters.

Nick Keitley has been identified as a Leading Individual in this field alongside Melia Hirst identified as a Next Generation Partner.

Amongst the many excellent quotes received for the team are:

‘Very good technical knowledge. Work is turned around in short order. Large number of disciplines within the practice so able to call upon these, for example dealing with complex GDPR issues following the insolvency of a medical professional.’

‘I would describe the team as knowledgeable, professional in their conduct, always providing insight and support both on technical and practical levels, willing to share ideas and solutions on complex and/or challenging issues. Whilst these strengths are not necessarily unique, as a package, I find them unrivalled in my geographical location.’

‘The team are particularly good at dealing with the more unusual aspects of insolvency law.’

Since the research was undertaken for this guide, Rebecca Walker has joined as an additional partner in the team. Rebecca was identified as a “Rising Star” in this field for her work at another ranked firm in this practice area. Rebecca’s work in the Restructuring & Insolvency Team compliments the work already carried out by the team and also includes handling complex restructuring and insolvencies, often involving an international or regulatory element. Rebecca also provides strategic advice to companies and their directors in financial difficulty and insolvency practitioner clients.