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I have almost 30 years' experience in acting for lenders and borrowers in distressed lending situations, insolvency practitioners, directors of troubled companies and other stakeholders.
I have particular experience in the retail, property and oil and gas sectors, although my practice is wide ranging. I have advised extensively in relation to Debenhams, House of Fraser, Byron Burger and Arcadia Group, and have advised the administrators of a well-known national kitchen appliance company.  I have advised the administrators of two separate north west based property companies, in both cases clarifying and extending the law in relation to paragraph 71 of the Insolvency Act 1986.  I have also advised the administrators of a multi-national oil company in extending the law on a shift of COMI for non-domiciled companies.  

What others say…

I worked with Michelle on a property insolvency requiring significant legal input. Michelle’s experience meant she was able to provide commercial and practical insolvency advice that focused on a clear path to providing a solution for me and ultimately the company’s creditors. Michelle’s experience is difficult to find elsewhere in the Restructuring legal market.


Michelle Shean is my go to lawyer. She uses common sense where others don’t and I know when I engage her I will receive quality advice.


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