Ranked number one - with bench strength across the board.


Burness Paull's restructuring and insolvency lawyers can offer the support you need to meet the challenges of today's economic climate.

We are top-ranked by Legal 500 UK 2020 as one of Scotland's leading restructuring and insolvency firms.

The team is led by dedicated, genuine specialists in their field who can handle all aspects of restructuring and insolvency transactions and litigation.

Our restructuring and insolvency lawyers advise on:

  • transactional restructuring and advisory work for lenders and borrowers;
  • advisory work on contentious matters, enforcement, and insolvency litigation;
  • asset sales, advisory work, and litigation for insolvency practitioners;
  • acting purchase side in business and asset sales out of insolvency; and
  • advice to boards of distressed companies.

Burness Paull's independence as a firm, presence on the ground, extensive client base and position at the heart of Scotland's deals community gives the team unparalleled access to Scottish restructuring and insolvency work. But we also have unrivalled connections to City and US firms without a Scottish presence: we are the first port of call when they need specialist Scottish restructuring and insolvency expertise.

Our market profile has seen us instructed by them in all of the most significant UK wide restructuring and insolvency matters with a Scottish aspect in recent times, including House of Fraser, Interserve, Arcadia Group and Thomas Cook.

To find out more about our specialist Scottish restructuring and insolvency expertise get in touch.

“The team at Burness Paull is known for its excellent market knowledge and presence in both non-contentious and contentious restructuring; the team has reassuringly deep expertise fronted by exceptionally approachable and commercially-minded partners.”
- Legal 500 UK, 2020