Simon Beale Senior counsel and head of insolvency finance

Simon is the head of the insolvency practice. He has more than 26 years’ experience of advising on insolvency, restructuring and recovery issues.

Simon acts for troubled companies and their directors and shareholders, for individuals in financial difficulty, and for the major financial creditors of such entities or individuals. His clients also include distressed debt investors, insolvency officeholders and a variety of other parties with an interest, or potential interest, in a troubled company’s business.

Simon was the author of the Insolvency and Restructuring Manual, which was first published shortly after the 2008 financial crisis. He is currently working on a fourth edition of that work, which will be published by Bloomsbury Professional Ltd.

Simon is also the co-author of Bloomsbury’s guide to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, the latest major piece of UK insolvency legislation.

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"Simon Beale provides ‘practical insight and a very commercial approach’"

The UK Legal 500 2017

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