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Mark Woodcock, Partner, Insolvency and Restructuring

Mark Woodcock, Partner, Insolvency and Restructuring, Fieldfisher

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.

Chambers Europe 2019
Sources say that “he is very good: he knows when he needs to be direct and tough, and when he needs to take a softer approach.”

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 sit on the ISIP Council and chair the ISIP Law Reform Committee.  I am a former member of the INSOL Technical Committee.

In my spare time I play squash, hike, ski and attend Leinster and Ireland rugby matches.