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In an uncertain and volatile economic environment businesses are facing some tough challenges where management decisions or external events can take them to the brink of collapse.

Early, quick, commercial advice is needed to see you through to recovery or insolvency.

Our team of nationally recognised insolvency specialists advise insolvency practitioners, companies and directors facing difficulties, and secured lenders on recovery strategies following a business becoming insolvent.

We work with Insolvency Practitioners who need help with the realisation of assets, advising on all issues arising from an insolvency event such as antecedent transactions and retention of title claims.

Our specialist lawyers also advise businesses experiencing financial difficulties and/or dealing with duress creditors, and creditors looking to recover a debt through bankruptcy or winding-up proceedings.

We’re also one of the only firms in the region to have two insolvency lawyers also qualified as insolvency practitioners.


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"‘A good spread of knowledge’ and ‘quick response times’ make Actons a popular choice not only for insolvency practitioners, but also for lenders."
The Legal 500 2018 (Insolvency & Corporate Recovery)
"Nicky Calthrop-Owen acts for lenders and insolvency practitioners on personal and corporate insolvencies of all kinds. She is also a licensed insolvency practitioner. Clients describe her as "an excellent lawyer with a detailed knowledge of insolvency law and procedure.""
Chambers & Partners 2020
Actons' Nottingham practice is frequently appointed in insolvency cases to represent joint trustees, administrators or liquidators. In addition, the team handles non-contentious insolvency and restructuring work and bankruptcy annulments. Licensed insolvency practitioners Nicky Calthrop-Owen and Annabel Whittaker both have a wealth of experience in corporate and personal insolvency mandates.
The Legal 500 2021: Insolvency & Corporate Recovery

"I have always been happy with the service provided by Actons," says a client. "They are my first choice for insolvency solicitors, and with a large team specialising in this area there is always someone available when I need them."

Chambers & Partners 2020 (Restructuring/Insolvency)
"Nicola Calthrop-Owen is a licensed insolvency practitioner and heads the firm's insolvency team. She advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters and is praised for being "extremely knowledgeable and commercially astute."
Chambers & Partners 2017

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