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Simon Ridpath



Business DisputesRetail & Leisure


Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency

Simon advises on corporate and personal insolvency law providing advisory, transactional and contentious advice, acting primarily for insolvency practitioners in administrations, receiverships, liquidations and when appointed as trustees in bankruptcy.

He also provides insolvency advice to private clients both as creditors and debtors.

Simon is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • Acting for the Administrators of Borders, MFI, Allied Carpets and the General Trading Company on a variety of trading issues and the sale of certain business assets
  • Acting for Zolfo Cooper as the Administrators, and subsequently Liquidators of Laurence Scott & Electromotors Ltd, in the sale of the business and assets as well as successful asset recovery actions in the United States of America
  • Acting for Grant Thornton as the joint administrators of a hotel business in Durham, resulting in a solvent exit from administration with payment in full to all creditors
  • Acting for joint liquidators in their pursuit and successful recovery of a multi-million pound settlement from former officers of the company following proceedings for transactions defrauding creditors and misfeasance