Personal Insolvency

It is important to seek legal advice early on if you are facing insolvency, as this can make an enormous difference to the outcome of your case.  There are often options open to you that you may not have considered, and our specialist insolvency lawyers are able to advise you on these.

Our Insolvency team has many years' experience covering a range of matters, including;

  • Advising bankrupts and former bankrupts facing asset recovery and other actions brought by insolvency practitioners.
  • Advice to individuals facing insolvency or alternatives to bankruptcy such as Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) and informal insolvency arrangements.
  • Bankruptcy annulments.
  • Advising insolvency practitioners in all matters concerning the law of insolvency.

This can be a difficult time and working with a knowledgeable insolvency solicitor can make all the difference.

Corporate Insolvency

As a specialist commercial law firm, we have a great deal of experience advising clients facing corporate insolvency.  Again, we would strongly advise clients to seek legal advice as early as possible, as with careful planning and negotiation, often solutions can be found.

Our Insolvency team are able to advise on a range of matters, including;

  • Administrations.
  • Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs)
  • Receiverships.
  • Liquidations.
  • Asset recovery actions.
  • Claims against directors, including disqualification.

The Team

Led by Keith Mahoney, a leading insolvency law solicitor ranked UK-wide by Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, the insolvency law team at Meade King provide prompt and practical advice on a comprehensive range of insolvency law issues including formal and informal insolvency law regimes plus contentious and non-contentious insolvency law matters.

Our insolvency law solicitors are supported by our teams of corporate, commercial and property solicitors who understand the insolvency law implications of their specialisations and together provide a comprehensive service in respect of all issues arising in insolvency law.

Our solicitors act in personal insolvency and corporate insolvency law matters on behalf of individuals and insolvency practitioners throughout Bristol and the South West.


If you would like to discuss your situation with one of our insolvency lawyers, please call 0117 926 4121.

Insolvency Law contact

Keith Mahoney is the Head of our Insolvency team and would be happy to arrange a no obligation consultation.  Please call 0117 926 4121.


Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession has recommended Keith Mahoney and the Meade King insolvency team for many years:

2007: Recommended for the "hands on approach" of its "effective and technically strong" team and its "tenacious approach to litigation". One source asserted "when i need a kick-ass lawyer, I go to Meade King".

Keith Mahoney described as "down to earth and practical" with "bags of expereince". It was said that he "gets to the heart of an issue very quickly" and is "forthright in defending his client's position".

2008: "Punchy and proactive" and "always willing to write upfront, no-nonsense letters to pursue (Meade King client's) interests".

Keith Mahoney was commended for providing "sensible and commercial advice", his "willingness to speak his mind" and his ability to "knock matters on the head and avoid protracted litigation".

2009: The "strong technical lawyers" in Meade King's "efficient down to earth (insolvency) department" were recommended for giving "fantastic, common-sense advice".

Keith Mahoney commended for his "tremendously practical approach and level-headed solutions".One source took the view that "if you have got a fight on your hands, he's your man".

2010: The firm continues to win praise for its contentious work. The group is headed by bankruptcy specialist Keith Mahoney, a "tenacious litigator".

2011: Meade King provides "Good and timely backup" and Keith Mahoney is a "tenacious advocate".

2012: Sources are full of praise for Keith Mahoney, saying "He is always available and helpful". Clients say: "He is very good at what he does and has great knowledge of the sector".

2013:"The advice is always very good" at Meade King LLP; "nothing is ever too much trouble". Keith Mahoney gives clients "an honest appraisal of a situation".

2014: Keith Mahoney "noted for his broad knowledge of personal insolvency matters"

2015: Keith Mahoney is "highly regarded in the market for his experience and skill" and described as "a safe pair of hands"

2016: Keith Mahoney described as "an experienced practitioner, specialising in corporate and personal insolvency matters"