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Kevin Pinkerton


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"Kevin Pinkerton is a dual-qualified solicitor and insolvency practitioner who has outstanding client relationships. Kevin is intelligent, commercial and easy to deal with."
(The Legal 500, 2024)

Kevin is the deputy managing partner of the Manchester office and a partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency team, heading up the non-contentious insolvency side of the team.

Kevin specialises in all aspects of restructuring, corporate recovery and insolvency including contentious and non-contentious work, advising Insolvency Practitioners, creditors, corporates, company directors and individuals. He has an excellent reputation for his technical yet commercial approach in respect of restructuring and administrations, solvent and insolvent liquidations, receiverships, bankruptcies, voluntary arrangements and regulatory matters.

Kevin is first and foremost a trusted advisor delivering consistent value and results for clients.

Kevin passed the Joint Insolvency Examination Board exams in December 2007, winning the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association prize for highest placed lawyer nationally, and is a licensed insolvency practitioner.

Kevin is listed as a Recommended Lawyer and recognised as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 (2024 edition).

He is also ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition).

Legal Services

Insolvency & Corporate Recovery

Kevin advises Insolvency Practitioners, creditors, company directors and individuals. Kevin’s particular focus is on providing advice and assistance to Insolvency Practitioners.

Recent Work

  • Solvent Liquidation of a joint venture vehicle
    Advising the directors of a joint venture between two large corporates and a local Council in relation to their desire to wind up a joint venture company on a solvent basis.
  • CVA of multi-national retailer
    Advising the international directors of a retailer on directors’ duties and their position in respect of ongoing trading of the UK entity in the period leading up to the UK entity entering into a CVA.
  • Administration of a wine retailer
    Advising the joint administrators on the administration and pre-pack sale of a London chain of wine bars/shops.
  • Administration of an adventure holiday company
    Advising the administrator on all aspects of the administration appointment and pre-pack sale.
  • Administration of a lettings business
    Advising the administrator on all aspects of his appointment in relation to a company operating on a national basis in the education sector.



To contact Kevin or for more information…

Call: 0345 634 2560
Mobile: 0782 434 8338
Or email: Send an email


  • Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)

“Kevin is a hugely experienced partner and a delight to work with. He is highly skilled and trusted by insolvency practitioners.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2024)

“Kevin leads his team with a strong, practical approach that aims to provide the best result for the circumstances faced.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2024)

“Kevin Pinkerton – knowledgeable approachable, commercial.”

(The Legal 500, 2023)

“Kevin Pinkerton and Miles Hacking are a very good team, providing overall leadership and guidance on a wide variety of matters. They are both available at the end of a telephone call and can accommodate your requirements for advice efficiently. Just knowing that they are on the end of a telephone means that as an IP, you always have good backup.”

(The Legal 500, 2023)

“Excellent non-contentious insolvency lawyer Kevin Pinkerton is dual-qualified as a solicitor and licensed insolvency practitioner.”

(The Legal 500, 2022)

“Kevin Pinkerton stands out for his technical expertise, organisational skills and ability to communicate advice clearly.”

(Chambers & Partners)

“Kevin Pinkerton is gaining a good reputation in the market for corporate insolvency matters. Clients praise him for his ability to provide practical solutions and commercial thinking.”

(Chambers & Partners)

“Kevin Pinkerton is ‘a can-do lawyer who makes deals happen’.”

(The Legal 500)

“…technically knowledgeable yet commercial.”

(The Legal 500)

“Kevin Pinkerton is gaining a good reputation in the market for corporate insolvency matters. Clients praise him for his ability to provide practical solutions and commercial thinking.”

(Chambers & Partners)

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