What is contentious insolvency?
Insolvency is a complex field surrounding financial distress and often stemming from contentious issues including potential fraud and wrongful trading. In such situations it is important to act quickly to maximise recoveries for creditors and to avoid asset dissipation. The Special Investigations team at RSM UK take an integrated approach to identify and recover assets through in-depth research, domestic and cross-border asset tracing and litigation.
How can we help?
RSM’s Special Investigations team focus on contentious insolvency and fraud investigations with a demonstrated history of recovering assets from both the UK and overseas.
Our multi-disciplinary team deal with enforcement actions and local and international asset tracing, working with legal advisers and forensic experts to identify and recover assets and to bring claims against those accountable for fraud, misfeasance, or breach of duty. We deal with cross-border issues, complex litigation and numerous contentious issues, as well as liquidations and high-profile bankruptcies.
The cases that our team typically investigate include:
- Court Appointed Receiverships;
- Provisional Liquidations;
- Public interest Liquidations;
- Compulsory Liquidations;
- Bankruptcies; and
- Proceeds of Crime Act, Drug Trafficking Act and Criminal Justice Act appointments.
Steering you through a contentious insolvency case
If you suspect a fraud has occurred, assets have been moved without your knowledge or you are struggling to secure a payment, it can be difficult to know where to start. We have broken down a typical insolvency investigation case into four stages including rigorous research and investigations, legal review and pursuit, and finally making a recovery. We can help at each stage of the process to help you identify the next steps and secure the best outcome. To read more about our approach to handling contentious insolvencies, please download our steering you through a contentious insolvency case brochure.
If you feel you may be able to benefit from our services or if you would like to hear further information, please contact Mark Wilson.