Alastair specialises in delivering restructuring solutions for financially distressed businesses. He regularly advises management teams, investors and other major stakeholders.

Alastair is an expert in leading teams advising on complex corporate debt restructurings and accelerated M&A projects. Alastair heads up TLT's Restructuring practice in Manchester and is a leading individual in his field (Legal 500 and Chambers).

He is described by clients as “a brilliant restructuring lawyer” and possessing “great technical knowledge which is combined with strong commerciality”. Alastair has been shortlisted for the Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyer of the Year award in the Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Awards 2022/23.

Alastair is an active member of TLT’s specialist Retail Sector team and has played a leading role in advising a range of businesses and their stakeholders on a number of the UK’s largest and most high-profile retail, leisure and travel industry restructurings, sales and acquisitions. Alastair also has extensive experience in advising on restructurings involving providers of residential and nursing care and related specialist care services.

Jurisdiction: England & Wales


  • Advising the successful purchaser of multiple brands and e-commerce assets from the Arcadia group.
  • Advising the administrators of Go Outdoors on its successful rescue.
  • Advising a large PE-backed social care group on its debt restructuring and leasehold regear.
  • Advising the successful purchaser of the IPR and e-commerce assets of Debenhams.
  • Advising a major creditor on the ground-breaking Virgin Atlantic restructuring plan.


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