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.

Our Services

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

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

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 highly skilled litigators in our team 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.

  • "Good legal skills combined with good commercial awareness."

    Legal 500
  • "MacRoberts are approachable and responsive with great attention to detail."

    Legal 500
  • "Leon Breakey gave an outstanding performance on our behalf at a mediation and achieved an excellent settlement."

    Legal 500
  • "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

Retail at MacRoberts

Our Legal 500 Top Tier-ranked team has a strong reputation in the retail market, in particular in retail investment and development.

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