As one of the leading Insolvency Law practices in the Midlands, we have the expertise to advise on winding up, administration and receivership.

Insolvency can be a complicated process.

Trust us to act in your best interest.

You can rest assured that we have dealt with incredibly complex situations. You are working with trusted advisors with extensive legal expertise in employment, tax, property, family and more.

Employment Law

Our insolvency legal advice for businesses covers:

  • Winding up including advice on winding up petitions, Statutory Demands and applications for Injunctions to prevent a winding up application.
  • Administration and Liquidation
    • In court and out of court applications
    • Sale and purchase agreements
    • Enforcement Action against Directors and third parties
    • Defending actions by administrators
    • Collection of book debts
    • Applications under the Insolvency Act
    • Sale and purchase agreements
    • ‘Pre-packs’
  • Receivership
    • Collection of outstanding rent
    • Dealing with the property
    • Enforcement of leasehold covenants

Our insolvency legal advice for individuals covers:

  • Bankruptcy
    • Statutory demand and applications to set aside statutory demand
    • Bankruptcy petition
    • Defending bankruptcy petitions
    • Property Issues
    • Applications under the Insolvency Act
  • Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVA) – an agreement with your creditors to pay all or part of your debts, which we can negotiate on your behalf.

There is nothing we haven’t had experience of dealing with and you can rest assured,  you are working with trusted advisors who have your business and personal interests at the heart of the work they are undertaking on your behalf.

Gareth Ruddock

Working With Our Services Team

Our professional and proactive team will advise and support you throughout the debt recovery or insolvency process, we will carry out the necessary steps to ensure efficiency and aim to quickly minimise the impact on your operations.

- Gareth Ruddock

If you have an enquiry in relation to Debt Recovery or Insolvency or want to speak to a member of our expert team, please get in touch.

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Legal 500 2022: The Insolvency Team were recognised as a leading team in the West Midlands.

A ‘very professional set-up with bright solicitors and strong support teams’, FBC Manby Bowdler LLP handles contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters alike, working in tangent with the firm’s employment, property and IP departments where applicable. The group is particularly acclaimed for its expertise in director and officeholder claims, misfeasance and other forms of asset recovery work and is headed by Gareth Ruddock, hailed as a ‘clever litigator, well-rehearsed in complex insolvency litigation’. James Sage is also prominent figure, owing to his track record in corporate deals arising from administrations and liquidations.

To find out more about our rankings, please click here.

Legal 500 Leading Firm 2022

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What Our Clients Say

Charlotte and her team did a great job of getting the sale completed, dealing with some other solicitors in the chain that appeared to be brain dead and uninterested. She kept me updated and chased things as needed on time. I felt she went above and beyond working on her day off because there was a chance the parties would exchange contracts that day. Very helpful and efficient. Many thanks to Charlotte and Claire. Great service.

Charlotte Judd

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We used Olivia Jones in June 2020 to resolve a dispute with a dishonest commercial landlord, Olivia was fantastic I cannot recommend her enough excellent!!! 100%.

Olivia Jones

Ms Neale


You have a great team of professionals who I am more than happy to work with at any time when the need arises.

Andrew Verlander



Your dedication and commitment has been of the highest possible standards. At times it has been nightmarish, but your persistence won the day. Thank you.

I have to say how very grateful I have been to know that I was in such capable hands and that you looked after my interest so well. In passing I must add that your professionalism and expertise has been deeply appreciated as you guided me through this minefield.

You are obviously a great ambassador for not only your firm, but also the legal profession as a whole. Once again my renewed thanks for your very much appreciated efforts on my behalf.

Guy Birkett

Tractor Spares Limited