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John Jeffreys

Partner | Birmingham

“John Jeffreys is extremely commercial and cuts to the chase quickly, understanding what is key and what is not.”
Chambers & Partners, 2024

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About John

John specialises in all aspects of restructuring and insolvency, having advised all types of stakeholders for over 20 years. His practice is mainly non-contentious, with particular experience in assignments involving real estate and complex real estate structures.

He regularly advises company directors on their duties and obligations all along the distress curve and has worked with many corporate clients acquiring the business and assets of companies whether on an accelerated basis or from insolvency office holders.

For many years john has advised clearing banks, challenger banks, ABLs, sponsors and debt funds on all aspects of their lending / investments from undertaking reviews, supporting them with the restructuring of clients / investments in distress through to enforcement and, where rescue is not possible, insolvency planning and execution.

John has acted for in house counsel advising on a wide variety of issues including supply chain issues, contractual disputes, retention of title, corporate simplification and restructurings.

He also regularly acts for insolvency practitioners of all sizes on advisory assignments (supporting lenders and borrowers) but also acting for them in their capacity as office holders on all types of insolvency appointments. He deals with all aspects of formal appointments including advising on enforcement and appointment, acting on the disposal of assets, technical issues and advising on office holder claims.

He is commercial and very approachable and is always happy to discuss matters by telephone if there is any opportunity to assist clients.

John is ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition). The Legal 500 (2024 edition) also recognise John as a Leading Individual for Insolvency and Corporate Recovery.

Notable work & expertise


  • "John Jeffreys is a hands-on commercial insolvency lawyer with a huge amount of experience."

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "John Jeffreys always responds quickly, and his work is best in class."

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • “John is experienced, knowledgeable, commercial and pragmatic.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • “John Jeffreys – exceptionally responsive, pragmatic and commercial in the advice given, good all round knowledge even if not his speciality area o...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "Everyone knows that with partners it is the name on the door that matters more than the name above it, and John Jeffreys is one of the best reason...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "Everyone knows that with partners it is the name on the door that matters more than the name above it. and John Jeffreys is one of the best reason...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • “John is an experienced, hands-on restructuring partner who provides guidance through complex situations.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • “He is very accessible and responsive.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • "John Jeffreys – High calibre, experienced professional who has excellent client interaction skills and provides a commercial, partner-led approach...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "John Jeffreys is a strong local restructuring partner."

    The Legal 500, 2022

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