Chester: 01244 354800
Liverpool: 0151 3210000
Legal 500 Top Tier Firm 2024  
Solicitors in Chester and Liverpool

The management of business recovery and insolvency issues requires trust and high levels of expertise and experience.

At DTM Legal, we place our client’s interests at the heart of what we do. During what can be a difficult and sometimes traumatic process, we will be your trusted and reliable advisors who are only ever a phone call away.

For business owners, the rescue of a business is usually the preferred option. Our team will advise on the legal, commercial and financial considerations in order to identify practical and realistic solutions.

If rescue isn’t an option, we are here to guide businesses through the complicated process of formal insolvency. We take away the legal complexity and use plain English to ensure there is full understanding of the advice we are giving.

DTM Legal’s Business Recovery and Insolvency team is headed by licensed insolvency practitioner, Richard Thomas, who has considerable experience of acting for Office Holders and undertaking substantial technical insolvency work. The team’s vast experience allows them to offer bespoke advice on the following:

  • Administrations
  • Insolvency Options and Advice
  • Receiverships
  • Compulsory Liquidation
  • Creditors Voluntary Liquidation
  • Members Voluntary Liquidation
  • Company Voluntary Arrangement
  • IVAs
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Distressed Debt Trading
  • Business Turnarounds and Disposals
  • Business Exits Strategies
  • Technical Insolvency
  • Creditor Claims
  • Debt and Equity Restructuring and Refinancing Legal Advice
  • Accelerated Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Asset Realisation and Sales
  • Implementation of Formal Procedures
  • Assistance with Investigations
  • Stakeholder Interests
  • Guarantees, Charges and Protecting Assets

We are also able to draw on a wide network of specialist professionals to assist in business turnarounds and disposals and to ensure that all stakeholders’ interests are protected.

Contact Richard to discuss your requirements and to explore funding options including fixed and conditional fee arrangements on 01244 354 801 or email

The Role of an Insolvency Solicitor


What our clients say

  • “Richard Thomas is one of the best technical insolvency lawyers in the region and we work together on my insolvency cases – corporate and personal. I do recommend work to the firm as a whole wherever I can.”

    Jean Ellis, Insolvency Practitioner at Duncan Sheard Glass

  • “Kate is a superstar. Ever responsive, ever assertive and ever precise. It is a pleasure to work with Kate as you know you are in safe hands, and that she’ll be looking for ways to bring added value too. Commercial and proactive, Kate is one of the best commercial lawyers in the UK.”

    Andrew Jackson, Head of Collections & Recoveries, Funding Circle

  • “I was referred to DTM Legal, specifically Kate Roberts by a trusted partner. From the outset they spoke in language I understood, were response and easy to deal with. The matter I engaged with them was a very sensitive issue, that could have had a massive impact to my business, and therefore was a very stressful time for me. It was dealt with in an efficient, excellent manner, at times I was available, when I am often unavailable during working hours. They attended court on my behalf and received the successful outcome I had hoped. This was all dealt with by Kate and her team and at a very cost effective price. I would not hesitate in recommending Kate and her team to business’ needing legal assistance.”

    Andrea Jones, Managing Director, Jomu

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