News | July 25, 2023

Wedlake Bell Insolvency and Restructuring Partner Appointed to Government’s Insolvency Rules Committee

Wedlake Bell Partner Robert Paterson has been appointed, by the UK government, to The Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) Insolvency Rules Committee.

Alex Chalk KC, Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, confirmed Robert’s appointment for a three year term from June. He will work as a member of the committee to consider amendments to insolvency legislation and will be responsible for making recommendations to the government.

Robert has considerable experience in all aspects of corporate and partnership restructuring and regularly acts for administrators, liquidators, lenders, directors and creditors. He has also advised on many cross-border insolvencies.

Robert spent six months on secondment to the Policy Unit of the Insolvency Service where he consulted on laws that formed part of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020. He has also acted in a number of matters in the High Court and Court of Appeal that have formed insolvency and restructuring case law which is exemplary of his positive influence in the sector.

Robert Paterson, Partner at Wedlake Bell, comments:

“I am thrilled to have been selected to become a member of the government’s Insolvency Rules Committee. I look forward to working alongside some of the most distinguished people in the industry to develop new law whilst continuing to offer tailored advice.”

Martin Arnold, Managing Partner at Wedlake Bell, comments:

We as a firm celebrate Robert’s appointment in the Insolvency Rules Committee and look forward to seeing his influence in the sector grow through his continued work to develop law.”