I am a partner in Fieldfisher Ireland and head up the insolvency and restructuring department. I am an insolvency practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience and I have acted in many of Ireland’s most high profile liquidations, receiverships and examinerships of recent years.
I act for many of Ireland’s lending institutions and am involved in multiple High Court, Commercial Court and Court of Appeal litigation against defaulting borrowers, personal guarantors and syndicated property companies and partnerships.
I act for most of the leading insolvency practitioners in Ireland in their roles as receivers, liquidators and examiners.
I have considerable experience in commercial litigation generally, dealing with many issues from shareholder and partnership breakdown to various forms of contractual and tortious disputes.
I have an excellent blend of technical skills combined with a strong negotiating style.
I adopt a hands on, yet approachable manner, enabling me to deliver a tailored, efficient legal service.
I have advised court appointed liquidators in nearly 100 Official Liquidations and advised the various stakeholders (directors, shareholders, creditors and banks) in many more.
I also act for the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) in relation to all aspects of bankruptcy law and the many Court applications required to manage Ireland’s bankruptcy community.
I regularly lecture in the Law Society of Ireland and in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland on insolvency law matters. Most recently, I designed and delivered a Diploma course on Advocacy in the Law Society in November 2018. I have also contributed to many industry publications including the Law Gazette and Accountancy Ireland.
I was elected Chairman of Restructuring and Insolvency Ireland (RII) the body which represents all insolvency practitioners (lawyers, accountants and barristers) in Ireland and a former chairman of the RII Law reform Committee. I am a former member of the INSOL Technical Committee.
What others say…
Mark Woodcock of Fieldfisher advises on examinership and liquidation proceedings, as well as bankruptcy-related litigation. "Mark Woodcock has an excellent understanding technically of the matters with which he is working, and of market forces which may affect litigation decisions," reports one source.
Mark Woodcock is experienced in examinership and liquidation proceedings, as well as bankruptcy-related litigation. He is regarded as "an acknowledged expert in the insolvency area who is practical and commercial in respect to cases and resolutions."
Mark Woodcock takes an active role in cases and has a keen eye for good strategy. He has considerable experience in all areas of insolvency law in Ireland, including receiverships, examinerships and liquidations.