Matthew Barker, Partner & Head of Restructuring

  • 023 8082 0457
  • 07881343966
  • Team:Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Office:Southampton

Matthew joined Trethowans in November 2013 and is a partner and solicitor specialising in all aspects of mid-market corporate insolvency. He has considerable experience of complex restructuring and bankruptcy work, including the successful re-structuring of a number of professional partnerships and other businesses.

Matt’s clients are predominately Insolvency Practitioners, however, he also advises lenders, businesses, investors and shareholders. To compliment his legal work, Matt is also a licensed insolvency practitioner.

In addition to the above Matt is a co-author of 'Bankruptcy and Divorce' [Jordans] and is a Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

Matt has been recognised for many years as a top ranked lawyer for restructuring and insolvency work.

Matt has been recommended by Legal 500 (2017) as being ‘very knowledgeable and proactive’ and is experienced in restructuring and advisory work for distressed businesses as well as corporate, partnership and individual insolvency procedures.

Matt has also received recognition in Chambers (2017) for being "very skilled in cutting through the difficult issues and reaching a practical way forward.".

Examples of recent work where Matt has helped clients include:

  • The restructuring of a 32 outlet retail business in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Acting for a German bank in annulling a bankrupt order made against a bankruptcy tourist
  • The restructuring of 5 law firms

Away from the office...

Away from the office Matt enjoys walking and writing.