Abigail is a specialist in corporate restructuring and insolvency and advises a wide range of lenders in relation to their distressed borrowers, covering all aspects of enforcement strategy as well as financial and corporate restructurings.

 She also has extensive experience in acting for insolvency officeholders, including the Official Receiver, in relation to their appointments and the trading and disposal of businesses and assets. She is a talented transactional lawyer having acted on a number of complex, cross-border assignments for insolvency practitioners at various national firms, and is noted for her technical ability and skill at driving multi-faceted transactions to completion.

Clients say that Abigail “provides high quality and timely legal advice. She seeks out solutions for her clients whilst also balancing the needs of other key stakeholders, helping to deliver strong outcomes.” (Legal 500)

Abigail also co-leads the Structured Finance and Loan Portfolio Transactions Team advising various financial institutions, including banks, specialist lenders and funds, in relation to a broad range of portfolio sales and acquisitions of both retail and commercial loan books, and has proved herself adept at leading large projects, co-ordinating advisers and teams across different disciplines and jurisdictions. She recently led the team acting for Newcastle Building Society on its merger with Manchester Building Society working closely with the PRA and FCA, and is one of the few lawyers in the country with recent experience of this statutory process.

Jurisdiction: England & Wales


  • Advising administrators at BDO on the sale of world-wide IPR relating to new lithium battery technology (requiring notification under the National Security and Investment Act) and dealing with the winding down of a Brazilian subsidiary.
  • Advising UK board members in relation to the restructuring of a pan-European stationery business, prior to the exit of its key investor.
  • Acting for administrators at Menzies in relation to their appointment and the sale of construction and other related businesses, and dealing with branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
  • Advising a private equity fund in relation to the restructuring and partial wind down of a hospitality group.
  • Acting for a private UK bank in relation to the sale of its entire retail mortgage book.
  • Acting for a US fund in relation to the purchase of a UK loan servicer.



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