Connor Pierce


Insolvency & Restructuring
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Connor is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer and advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious insolvency. With a particular focus on insolvency litigation, Connor acts for insolvency practitioners, creditors and insolvent companies and individuals in a wide variety of insolvency disputes. He has specialist expertise in directors’ duties and misfeasance, antecedent transactions and guarantee-related security enforcement.

Connor also has extensive experience in transactional and advisory insolvency work. He regularly oversees pre-pack administrations, insolvent asset sales and advises on options for distressed businesses and asset recovery.

Recent Experience

  • Acting for liquidators on a number of Employee Benefit Trust (EBT) cases, including Re Implement Consulting Limited (in liquidation) [2019] EWHC 2855 (Ch), which involved pursuing company directors for misfeasance and unlawful dividends
  • Wagner v White [2018] EWHC 2882 – Acting for the former director of a high-profile start-up company on enforcing a statutory demand based on a personal guarantee, and successfully defending the subsequent application to set the demand aside
  • Advising a litigation funder on claims for breach of directors’ duties and transactions defrauding creditors against the former director of an insolvent company
  • Advising a trustee in bankruptcy on options available in dealing with an uncooperative bankrupt, which included obtaining an order for suspension of discharge, search and seizure and possession and sale of a property.
  • Advising Administrators on a number of pre-pack administrations and sales of assets out of administration
  • Advising insolvency practitioners on claims for antecedent transactions
  • Advising creditors on statutory demands and winding up / bankruptcy petitions

Career History

Connor qualified as a solicitor in September 2015. After 5 years with Ashfords LLP in Bristol and London, he joined Wedlake Bell as an associate in April 2020. Prior to his legal career, Connor obtained a degree in English Literature from Newcastle University.