Tim Carter


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Tim Carter

Tim trained at Stevens & Bolton LLP and qualified into the commercial dispute resolution department in 1997, specialising in insolvency litigation. He became head of the insolvency group in 2007 and a partner in 2010.

Tim co-leads a strong restructuring and insolvency practice, advising insolvency practitioners on all aspects of contentious/non-contentious and corporate/personal insolvency matters, advising corporates on a range of restructuring and (with the banking and finance team) secured lending and refinancing solutions and advising individual directors in relation to their pre-insolvency duties and advising/acting for directors when faced with any disqualification investigations and/or proceedings. Tim also handles commercial litigation matters relating to insolvency, corporate and shareholder/partnership disputes.

He is listed as a leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer in the Chambers UK legal directory, in which he is highly rated “not just in terms of technical insolvency advice, but also for practical solutions” and described as “very committed to his clients....provides an efficient service, with the ability to get good results”. He is most recently described as “an excellent lawyer who is technical and shows expertise and commerciality” in Chambers UK 2017. Tim is described in Chambers UK 2018 by clients as "very bright, doesn't get flustered by things and is straightforward to deal with". Another asserts: "bright, clear, concise, commercial and pragmatic".

Tim is a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association and the R3 Group and has provided expert comment, spoken at seminars and written articles on insolvency law issues, appearing in the press and various journals including The FT, The Independent, Insolvency Intelligence, Insolvency Today and Accountancy Age.

Tim won the Insolvency & Restructuring Client Choice Award for the UK in 2016.

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