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Thomas Childs

Senior Associate | Sheffield

"Thomas Childs is an up-and-coming restructuring and insolvency lawyer in the region. Thomas is certainly one to watch."
The Legal 500, 2023

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About Thomas

Tom is a Senior Associate in the Restructuring and Insolvency Team in Freeths’ Sheffield office. Tom joined the team in January 2017 and has since developed a wide range of experience on a variety of restructuring and insolvency matters. Tom focusses on corporate restructuring and insolvency but has experience in advising on both corporate and individual insolvency processes.

Tom advises insolvency practitioners, directors, individuals and other stakeholders on a range of non-contentious and contentious insolvency matters. Tom has several years’ experience in advising on corporate insolvency processes including administrations, liquidations (both compulsory and voluntary). Tom also regularly advises corporate clients and individual directors on directors’ duties and their obligations in scenarios where a company is in financial difficulty including contingency planning processes.

Tom advises insolvency practitioners on various aspects of corporate insolvency processes including:

  • the appointment process both in and out of court;
  • pre-pack and post-appointment business and asset sales;
  • security validity reviews;
  • antecedent transaction claims against directors and other third parties
  • applications within insolvency proceedings.

Tom was recently ranked as a “Recognised Practitioner” in the Chambers and Partners rankings for Restructuring and Insolvency in Yorkshire. Clients also described Tom as “an up and coming restructuring and insolvency lawyer in the region” who is “one to watch” in the 2023 edition of the Legal 500.


  • Distinction in the LPC MSc Masters in Law, Business and Management

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  • "The team in Sheffield is continuing to grow and has quickly established itself as one of the premier insolvency & restructuring offerings in t...

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  • "The advice we receive is prompt, commercial and always tailored to the specific circumstances of the assignment. The Freeths team are uniquely pla...

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  • “Freeths provide a first class service in a range of restructuring and insolvency matters.”

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