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Prettys Solicitors Ipswich

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Corporate recovery and insolvency

Getting businesses back on their feet

If your business is in financial difficulty, the last thing you want is a lengthy dissertation of the law. What you need, and quickly, is a review of the options and some concise and cogent answers.

With a national reputation, Prettys’ Corporate Recovery and Insolvency team based in Ipswich and Chelmsford provides top tier expertise. Working with many of the UK’s leading insolvency administrator and practitioner teams, we advise on insolvency procedures, business turnaround, restructuring and disposals for national and multinational businesses.

Supporting the rescue, recovery and restoration of businesses, partnerships, charities and trusts we deliver strategies to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

In addition, we advise creditors, including banks and other secured lenders, as to their rights and best courses of action while we also have the expertise to advise potentially insolvent companies and their directors on their options and obligations.

Prettys is a member of Galexy, the international association of lawyers.

The Legal 500 United Kindgom 2016"Ian Waine, who leads the team at Prettys, is ‘a good performer’. He advised a receiver on a property matter with a sale value of £5m. Litigation consultant Roland Sharp is also recommended."

Legal 500 2016

Please get in touch: call us on 01473 232121, request a call back or email us.

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Ian Waine, Senior Partner

Head of Corporate and Commercial Law

e iwaine@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298223

Mary Simons

Secretary

e msimons@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298365

Ian Waine, Senior Partner

"The ‘always excellent’ Ian Waine heads the corporate and commercial practice at Prettys and is ‘a superb operator, who is very highly rated for corporate finance work’"

Legal 500 2016

Ian qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and joined Prettys in 1987. He has been a partner in the Corporate and Commercial Law Department since 1989 and the firm’s senior partner since 2010.

Ian advises on all aspects of non-contentious corporate and commercial work, in the public and private sectors including governance, outsourcing, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, joint venture and other trading arrangements and lending, security and other banking issues.

Ian also has expertise in insolvency law and advises directors and shareholders on restructuring exercises and insolvency practitioners on a regular basis.  Ian is very well known in the East Anglian business community. He is a member of R3, and has been involved in a number of locally based development initiatives.

Ian’s recent work includes:

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Melissa de Carvalho

Trainee Solicitor

e mdecarvalho@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298368

Melissa de Carvalho

Melissa graduated from the University of Hull in 2012 with a degree in Law with French Law and Language. In her third year, she studied French law at l’Université de Grenoble and obtained the Diplôme de Droit Français. She then went on to study the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in Cambridge, where she obtained a distinction.

Melissa joined Prettys as a trainee solicitor in September 2015, having already gained experience in a variety of legal work experience placements and also as a legal secretary for a local sole solicitor and a well-respected regional law firm in East Anglia.

Melissa has just moved to her fourth and final seat in the Corporate and Commercial Law department, having completed seats in the Employment department, the Dispute Resolution and Construction department and the Estates and Financial Services department. Her recent work includes:

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