"...technically excellent, commercially savvy and cost-effective."
(The Legal 500, 2022)
Mike specialises in all aspects of corporate restructuring and corporate and personal insolvency work. This includes dealing with both contentious disputes and non-contentious advisory work. He advises all relevant stakeholders, including insolvency practitioners, creditors and other financiers, companies and their directors and individuals.
He regularly advises company directors as to their legal duties and obligations, where their companies are (or may be) insolvent – and in relation to litigation brought against them by insolvency practitioners.
Mike also specialises in debt recovery, particularly through insolvency processes. He has a particular knowledge of acting for local authorities in this regard; in relation to the recovery of unpaid council tax, business rates and other sums.
Mike is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2022 edition).
In over 20 years of specialism in these areas of work, Mike has dealt with countless court applications. These particularly include cases relating to investigating and overturning transactions entered into prior to insolvency.
- Successfully acting for a trustee in bankruptcy in overturning various trust deeds and thereafter recovering several hundred thousand pounds for the creditors.
- Acting for Cayman Island residents in reaching a favourable resolution of disputes over the operation of a group of companies.
- Acting for the administrator of a company and selling the company’s assets for a sum worth well in excess of £1 million.
- Successfully defended a company and its directors following litigation brought by a liquidator against them, including recovery of all legal costs incurred.
To contact Mike or for more information…
“Thanks for your guidance. Whilst I know I’ve paid for your services I still feel a thank you is appropriate.”(Private Client)
“You’ve made my week!”(Insolvency Practitioner)
“Cracking result. Many thanks.”(Local Authority Court Officer)
“At Freeths, commercial litigator Mike Gilmour focuses on handling insolvency disputes for clients such as Baker Tilly and BDO. Gilmour has particular expertise in bankruptcy.”(The Legal 500)
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