Restructuring & Insolvency

Our Restructuring & Insolvency team advises insolvency practitioners, directors, banks and other financial institutions on the often complex issues that can arise in relation to all formal and informal corporate recovery procedures.

MacRoberts has been at the forefront of insolvency law in Scotland for more than 30 years. The standard Scottish textbook on liquidation is a MacRoberts publication.


We advise on all formal and informal corporate insolvency procedures including:

  • Company voluntary arrangement
  • Insolvent liquidation
  • Receivership
  • Turnaround & restructuring

Our team has a breadth of technical, legal and commercial expertise and can help struggling businesses to identify potential issues before they become too serious to resolve. We have considerable experience in advising on restructuring solutions.

The team includes skilled litigators and a licensed insolvency practitioner, which means that we can provide support to clients across the full range of insolvency issues. We have wide experience in cross-jurisdictional situations and are able to advise English and foreign headquartered businesses on Scottish insolvency issues.

We have a positive and practical approach to problem solving that ensures that the best outcome can be achieved for our clients in even the most difficult of situations. At all times you will find us straightforward, professional and approachable.

  • "If I need something done, MacRoberts will move heaven and earth to do it."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "We have found them helpful, knowledgeable and proactive in the advice they have offered and innovative in the solutions they have suggested."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession


Our award winning, responsive, cross-disciplinary team has extensive market knowledge and in-depth experience of the retail sector, having acted in some of the largest commercial real estate deals in Scotland.

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