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Senior Contentious Insolvency Associate - Oxford, Legal 100 (Hybrid)

Stonor Legal
£65,000 - £85,000 + Generous Benefits + Career Progression
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

Job Details

New - our client is a leading Legal 100 firm with an enviable reputation for their highly-rated Insolvency and Restructuring team who frequently advise international names on complex and high-value corporate restructuring and contentious insolvency matters.

Due to growth, a unique opportunity has arisen for  an ambitious Senior Litigation Associate to join the team in Oxford and play an integral role in the future growth of the practice. The successful individual will be detail-orientated with solid exposure to insolvency issues at your current firm. 

The R&I team has a wide sphere of expertise, focusing on turnaround and insolvency matters; including advising banks, asset based lenders, boards of directors, insolvency practitioners, debtors and other creditors on all matters arising where insolvency is likely unless action is taken by restructuring or where formal insolvency is imminent or has occurred. There's plenty of opportunity for progression, exposure to high quality work and excellent partner access right from the moment you join us. 

The Restructuring and Insolvency team support clients through all stages of proceedings.  The R&I team work with a range of clients from Financial Institutions to Retailers, Insolvency Practitioners to Turnaround Directors, many of which are household names.  In this role. you will support the whole team, gaining hands on experience throughout.  This will be an excellent opportunity to join a specialist team, learning from individuals who are experts in their field.  You will be involved in a variety of work from distressed corporate restructurings, insolvency procedures – including administration, company voluntary arrangements, bankruptcy and liquidation, through to supporting the team with Board advisory work. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Excellent technical knowledge of and familiarity with contentious and non-contentious insolvency and restructuring law, and a genuine enthusiasm for the practice area and how it will develop in the future.
  • Ability to act for a very broad range of clients including insolvency practitioners, corporate entities, directors and shareholders, in addition to individuals in relation to personal insolvency
  • Experience of as much of the below as possible:
    • administrations (appointment/trading issues/pre-packs etc) and floating charge issues;
    • receiverships (appointment and management all the way to sale);
    • members voluntary liquidations (advising all parties, representing IPs, strategic advice, the procedure itself and associated indemnity and early distribution issues)
    • CVLs – procedure and advice to the company on strategy prior, creditor related issues, SIP2 investigations and conversion from MVL
    • Compulsory liquidation
    • All usual antecedent and directors duties/misfeasance actions (contentious and preventative)
    • Directors disqualification
    • Disclaimer in liquidation
    • Directors duties advice and ongoing trading guidance
  • A working knowledge and associated experience in bankruptcy, and all the post-bankruptcy issues that would be relevant to a trustee would be beneficial
  • Comfortable working under pressure with the ability to plan and prioritise work and deliver to tight or changing deadlines whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail


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