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Rebecca is a specialist insolvency partner in the commercial dispute resolution team. She is experienced in the full spectrum of personal and corporate insolvency matters, both contentious and advisory, and is one of the few lawyers to be dual-qualified as an insolvency practitioner, holding both corporate and personal Joint Insolvency Examination Board accreditations.

Drawing on her rare holistic insight on insolvency matters, Rebecca frequently represents some of the firm’s most significant clients, across both its UK and international offices, on complex, high value and high profile insolvencies. She has recently been involved with the Arcadia CVA and administration and the liquidation of Thomas Cook, in addition to acting as a specialist adviser to the League Managers Association. Rebecca has also advised on a number of prominent CVAs in the leisure, hospitality and retail industries, and on challenges to them on unfair prejudice and material irregularity grounds. She is currently supporting clients in relation to the new Part 26A restructuring plan proposed by Virgin Active.

Rebecca is recognised for her technical yet pragmatic advice to businesses, individuals and insolvency practitioners. Clients particularly value her whole market approach tailored to their objectives and have described her as ‘very approachable’, ‘an expert in her field’ and as ‘bringing a unique set of skills to the table’. She is a regular speaker and trainer for MBL and strongly advocates the sharing of knowledge within the industry.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising on the administration of a well-known football club, and the impact of that process on the individuals and communities involved.
  • Acting for household names on technical court applications within a cross-jurisdictional Members Voluntary Liquidation to enable the group to streamline and redistribute the business.
  • Advising and supporting a global business in the hospitality industry throughout the Covid-19 pandemic on the management of company and director stress factors and liquidity mechanisms.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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