Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard

Partner - Head of Restructuring & Insolvency

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"I am a restructuring and insolvency solicitor with a special interest in advising insolvency practitioners with the sale and realisation of company asset”

I lead the Restructuring & Insolvency team, having joined Higgs in December 2019.

I have been advising on restructuring and insolvency matters for nearly 15 years and whilst I started my career in the South West of England I have been Midlands based for the last 10 years.

I advise on all aspects of corporate restructuring and corporate and personal insolvency work. I regularly deal with administrations, compulsory and voluntary liquidations, bankruptcy and voluntary arrangements.

I regularly advise directors of companies in financial difficulty as to their obligations, and in relation to litigation brought against them by insolvency practitioners. I manage a team dedicated to offering director protection services of this nature.

I also act for insolvency practitioners assisting with the realisation of assets in insolvent estates. This includes advising on claims against directors, business owners and other third parties against whom insolvency act claims might exist.

I also advise in connection with solvent liquidations and business turnaround solutions and distressed sales.

I am a Full Member of R3 and have been featured in the Legal 500

  • Acted for a client in bringing a £4m insolvency claim against a large diamond manufacturer in London.
  • Settled a £2m claim brought by a client against the office holders of a solvent liquidation.
  • Acted for insolvency practitioners in bringing a £600k claim against a large food retailer.
  • Successfully defended a six-figure sum insolvency claim brought against several directors and business owners.
  • Advised in the large group restructure of a well-known engineering company.

More about me

My hero

My Mom – she has always given me the confidence to know that you can do anything you put your mind to

Favourite quote

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

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Proudest moment

Have been a Guardian of the Birmingham Assay Office since 2021

"We found Lauren to be highly professional, personable, courteous and easy to deal with throughout our case. She explained everything at each stage using clear, effective communication."

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