Contentious insolvency services

Insolvency can be controversial and complex. A thorough understanding of the commercial issues is needed in order to ensure that all claimants receive their due.


In complex insolvencies, whether preventative or aggressive, swift strategic action can maximise recoveries and prevent further losses.

From local assignments to complex cross-border insolvencies, contractual claims to negligence, misfeasance or undervaluation, and fraud investigations and asset tracing to freezing injunctions and forensic analysis, specialist expertise is essential to ensure the best outcome.

Meeting your needs

  • Responsive

    Our highly qualified experts are able to identify the relevant issues quickly and deliver practical solutions to maximise recoveries or avert further losses.

  • Experienced

    We are appointed by a diverse range of clients including directors, customers, suppliers, associated companies, auditors and other professional advisers, giving us a truly comprehensive field of experience from all sides of an insolvency dispute.

  • Holistic

    You’ll have access to senior professionals from across our diverse business where necessary including restructuring and recovery and forensic services, to make sure you get the expertise you need.

  • Global

    As a founding member of CLA Global, Evelyn Partners provides a truly international service.

    Being a part of this leading worldwide network of independent firms, we are well positioned and have extensive experience to support you with your international requirements.

How we can help

  • Contractual or negligence claims: Practical guidance, forms and precedents related to breach of contract.
  • Misfeasance: Preferences, breaches of fiduciary and statutory duty, and claims of under-valued transactions.
  • Fraud investigations and asset tracing: The use of freezing injunctions in cases of suspected fraud or potential dissipation of assets.
  • Litigation support and expert witness: Independent advice, fact-finding, data analysis and support at all levels of claims.

Our credentials

  • Leading

    A top ten UK accountancy firm, as ranked by Accountancy Age. (Source: Accountancy Age, 2018)

  • Recommended

    Much of our work comes from referrals through our established relationships with intermediaries and existing clients.

  • Accredited

    A member of R3: the association of business recovery professionals.

  • Specialist

    Our partners and directors regularly contribute commentary on restructuring and recovery issues in the national and trade press.

  • Respected

    Representatives on the Charity Commission Interim Manager and Proceeds of Crime receivership (‘POCA’) panels.

You can view our list of insolvency licensing bodies.