Partner - Restructuring & Insolvency, Construction
Suzanne Brooker has nearly 30 years’ experience in advising on all aspects of distressed situations whether transactional or contentious, cross-border or domestic. She is a licensed insolvency practitioner (non-appointment taking) since 2000 and is licensed by the ICAEW. She is also a Fellow of R3, a member of the Insolvency Practitioners’ Association (IPA) and the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association (ILA), the TMA (Turnaround Management Association) and INSOL. Suzanne is also a member of the Solicitors’ Assistance Scheme providing insolvency, restructuring and regulatory assistance for solicitors and their practices.
Suzanne is recognised as one of the leading insolvency and restructuring lawyers in the Restructuring and Insolvency industry for getting results and finding workable solutions to issues in insolvency, restructuring and turnaround matters. In every case, she always puts her clients’ commercial needs and objectives first.
Suzanne’s practice is diverse. She deals with assignments ranging from restructuring advice and assistance to those in financial stress and distress to acting on formal insolvency appointments. As such, her assignments include working tirelessly to find the best solutions for corporates, sole traders, partnerships, LLPs, charities, high net worth individuals, creditors, shareholders, directors, investors, lenders, insolvency practitioners, LPA receivers, and enforcement and fixed charge receivers as is required.
Suzanne provides clients with advisory, transactional and contentious advice and assistance on all aspects of restructuring, turnaround and insolvency issues across multiple industry sectors. She continues to be a trusted advisor to corporate clients and to professional referrers and stakeholders and delivers clear, decisive, commercial and technical advice and guidance.
As a ‘go to’ person for technical insolvency advice and complex structuring and restructuring options advice and assistance for those in the UK and to those in other jurisdictions with issues surrounding assets and financial issues in the UK, Suzanne receives referrals from insolvency practitioners, accountants, solicitors, asset-based lenders, surveyors, interim directors, other restructuring officers/turnaround professionals, barristers and directly from corporates and individuals.
Previously national head of restructuring and insolvency at BDB Pitmans LLP, Suzanne has been recognised as a leading individual in this practice area for many years in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories.
Suzanne has extensive experience and an interest in the construction sector and has successfully represented parties in adjudications and construction disputes.
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“Suzanne Brooker has an excellent understanding of the law providing commercial answers to difficult situations.”
“Suzanne Brooker is an accomplished lawyer and brings strategic analysis to cases that her competitors simply cannot apply.”
“She is constructive, commercial and proactive. She presents all alternatives but doesn’t shy away from advising a path she thinks is the best for us to take.”
- Restructuring advice (including options advice, turnaround and refinancing)and implementation
- Board advisory (director advice)- including claims against directors and company director disqualification advice
- Shareholder and other stakeholder advice
- Recovery of assets and money including antecedent insolvency claims and defences
- Security – taking of and enforcement of security and priorities
- Insolvency advice – formal appointments and trading advice
- Cross-border recovery and restructuring advice and assistance
- Individual insolvency advice
- Construction disputes.
Qualifications and Professional bodies
- BDB Pitmans LLP – December 2018 to November 2022
- Pitmans LLP – September 1992 to November 2018