Michael Thomson

Michael Thomson


Michael is head of the firm's Restructuring and Insolvency practice. He is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in insolvency law and is ranked by Chambers and Legal 500 as one of Scotland’s leading insolvency lawyers.

He has significant experience and breadth of expertise in this field and practises in a range of sectors on assignments involving:

  • advisory and restructuring work for lenders and borrowers;
  • insolvency and enforcement advice and action;
  • acting for insolvency practitioners on advisory and transactional work arising from insolvencies;
  • acting purchase side in the purchase of businesses and assets out of insolvency;
  • advice to boards of distressed companies; and
  • advising clients on counter party insolvency risk.

Michael was named in The Lawyer magazine’s 2020 Hot 100, which recognises the most innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practice and the Bar who are shaping the future of the UK legal profession.

“'Michael Thomson is a highly capable and commercially minded lawyer in whom clients have a high level of confidence. He is also extremely client-focused, and builds and retains exceptional relationships."
- Legal 500 UK
‘Michael Thomson enjoys a burgeoning reputation in the restructuring and insolvency field, with commentators reporting that “his rapport with clients and practicality of advice are top class”.’
- Chambers and Partners UK
"Michael is extremely hard-working, meets deadlines and takes personal pride in delivering good work. He is on top of the details, very user-friendly and knows exactly what is going on in the market."
- Chambers and Partners UK