Partner – Business Recovery & Insolvency
With over 35 years’ experience in all areas of UK corporate and personal insolvency and restructuring, there are very few situations involving UK based distressed or insolvent businesses which David has not encountered on behalf of all types of stakeholder (e.g. Insolvency Practitioners, directors, shareholders, lenders and creditors).
Partner in insolvency & debt
David has particular expertise in advising financially distressed businesses, corporate restructuring and defendant director disqualification work as well as regularly acting and advising on all types of formal insolvency assignments.
David is a licensed insolvency practitioner, an affiliate member of the ICAEW and long standing member of R3 (Association of Business Recovery Professionals). David is highly regarded for his technical expertise and his innovative, pragmatic and commercial approach and is particularly valued by clients as a trusted advisor and for his strategic guidance.
David has been involved in many complex and high-profile corporate insolvencies most recently in the legal, charities, healthcare, retail, property, hospitality, construction, manufacturing and engineering sectors
“Clients value my pragmatic, commercial and holistic approach to problem solving and have confidence in my technical knowledge and experience. I work closely with clients to understand and identify their priorities and objectives. I explain their legal position and options in a straightforward way and they have trust and confidence in my dedication to achieving the best possible outcome.”
David Smyllie Insolvency & Debt
“David has ‘vast and broad experience.'”
Chambers and Partners UK 2016
“David Smyllie is recognised for director disqualification work, where he has worked on some high-profile matters. Interviewees have described him as a “great solicitor” who offers robust, practical advice to clients.”
Chambers and Partners UK 2014
“Practice head David Smyllie is ‘highly skilled.'”
The Legal 500 UK 2013
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