Sam Payne

Sam Payne

Partner, Head of Restructuring and Insolvency

Direct Dial: +44(0)1905 678548
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Sam is the Head of Insolvency and advises insolvency practitioners, corporates, lenders and other key stakeholders on the whole gamut of insolvency work and the turnaround of distressed businesses.

With extensive experience of both contentious and transactional insolvency work, both pre and post appointment, Sam is praised in legal directories for his “sound, practical advice, delivered on time” (Legal 500) and his handling of “complex group restructurings as well as compulsory and voluntary liquidations” (Chambers and Partners) as well as for his “detailed knowledge of insolvency… and very nice manner.”

Sam joined HCR in June 2016 from Shakespeare Martineau where he had been a partner in the Banking, Restructuring and Insolvency team for more than six years.

Outside work, Sam will be found either with his family or playing sport to an ever diminishing standard.

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Sam Payne – Chambers & Partners 2018

Sam Payne (Band 3 – Individual Ranking – Restructuring/Insolvency – Midlands) of Harrison Clark Rickerbys assists insolvency practitioners with administrations and asset disposals, as well as handling contentious matters such as director disqualification proceedings. His client list also includes corporates, directors and private equity houses. Market sources praise him as “excellent on insolvency and banking.”

Insolvency and corporate recovery – Legal 500 Rankings 2016

Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ team saw an increase in restructuring assignments and also secured new clients such as Quantuma and SKG Capital. Cheltenham-based practice head Jonathan Whitbread and senior associate Hayley Hooper, who is based in Worcester, represented private equity clients on a number of insolvent acquisitions. Sam Payne, who is recommended as being ‘very good to have on your side’ now leads the team.


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