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Sam Payne, Partner, Head of Restructuring and Insolvency team and London Office

Restructuring and Insolvency

Mobile: 07725 914 791

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A bit about me

I act for lenders, companies, directors and insolvency practitioners (administrators and liquidators), trying to make sure businesses survive, keep job losses to a minimum and ensure creditors get as much money back as possible.  As a member of the Institute For Turnaround (IFT) I uphold their principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, due skill and courtesy. So, if you need someone to help you turn your business situation around, I’m here to help.

When I take on a case, I try and put myself in my clients’ shoes and understand what represents a successful outcome – then, I try and better it. I’m always available for a chat, and often work around the clock to get the best results. From day to day, I work with and for lenders and accountants, from local firms to the Big 4.

Outside of work, I’m passionate about sports, including cricket, rugby, tennis, squash, skiing and football, and of course my wife and three children.

If I’m out of the office, please call Heather Hoskins on 01905 746 499.

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As soon as you start to run into issues, seek advice. The sooner you see a professional, the better the outcome will be.

Be proactive – we’ll help you throughout the process, but it’ll be much easier if you let us know about all key developments as and when they happen.

Continually monitor the situation and don’t let yourself get left behind.

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We’re often handling a good number of cases, but our experienced team are always on hand to listen to your problem and provide an initial consultation. Give us a call to see how we can help.

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We will provide you with really good and prompt advice which is also cost effective.  Whether you have come to us at the earliest opportunity or late in the day we will work tirelessly to put you in the best possible position.  Give us a call to see how we can help.

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Webinar: Ask the Restructuring and Insolvency expert

In this episode of our Ask the Expert series, Sam Payne, Head of Restructuring and…

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Expansion at HCR builds on success and client demand

Going from strength to strength in London, Harrison Clark Rickerbys inc Sprecher Grier (HCR) is…

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Major change on the horizon - the Corporate Insolvency & Governance Bill

The most significant change to the UK’s insolvency regime since the Enterprise Act 2002 was…

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Significant updates for IPs taking administration appointments and dealing with employees

We have had some useful clarification for insolvency practitioners from both employment and the restructuring…

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Practical help for business leaders in the context of Covid-19

We do not know how deeply the effects of Covid-19 will be felt or how…

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Business Continuity Plan for HCR

Preparation As the impact of COVID-19 is being felt by people around the world I…

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London conference showcases R&I expertise

An audience of more than 130 heard restructuring and insolvency experts discussing recent cases, debating…

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Covid-19: How to protect your business

General overview The health effects of COVID-19 are well-documented – in this article we review…

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Recent cases illustrate risks for IPs whose firms fund claims

In February 2020 the Court of Appeal ruled that a litigation funder can be exposed…

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First education administration order made under new FE provisions

The first education administration order (EAO) has been made by Chief Insolvency and Companies Court…

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Supply chains hit by manufacturers’ exits

Decisions by major automotive manufacturers such as JLR, Ford and Honda to limit production in…

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Merger strengthens HCR and Sprecher Grier

The merger, which completed today, of law firms Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR) and Sprecher Grier…

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Top rankings for legal services to businesses

Recognition of the excellent legal services which Harrison Clark Rickerbys gives to businesses across the…

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No general equitable duty for lender to act in good faith

Background A lender’s general equitable duty to act in good faith has been considered in…

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Strained health and social care system draws in insolvency practitioners

Insolvency practitioners (IPs) are now not only having to run health and social care businesses…

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Knowledge is power - dealing with the CQC

Further to our earlier note on voluntary and involuntary embargos (see link here) we have had a number…

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Team grows to help businesses in trouble

Helping businesses in trouble, Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ growing restructuring and insolvency (R&I) team has welcomed…

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My business is a sub-contractor to Carillion: what should I do?

If you have not done so already, check your sub-contracts with Carillion to see what…

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Is there any chance I will be paid by the Liquidators of Carillion?

This will depend upon whether the Liquidator has agreed to continue with the relevant contract. …

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I am a sub-contractor about to enter into a contract with a main contractor: what can I do to protect myself against main contractor insolvency?

Carefully scrutinise proposed sub-contract conditions, particularly bespoke terms, as these may include rights not to…

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Do you need help after the Carillion liquidation? Our experts address the key issues

I work for Carillion – what does the collapse mean for its employees? TUPE (the…

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Help in tough times – insolvency team grows to support firms

Corporate recovery specialist Alan Meiklejohn joins Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ restructuring and insolvency team, led by Sam…

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Wrongful Trading

Precisely when should company directors know that, and act as if, they can’t avoid insolvency?…

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Is your business ready for a turnaround?

If Brexit is the national equivalent of a corporate turnaround, as has been suggested, how…

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Driving for success in aid of local good causes

Driving for success raised more than £4,000 at leading regional law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys’…

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Re-use of a Prohibited Name and Directors’ Personal Criminal/Civil Liability

The tough economic times of recent months now appear to be gradually easing which is…

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