Area of Expertise
- Asset recovery - insolvency
I am an experienced solicitor specialising in all aspects of insolvency and restructuring. I also hold a non-appointment-taking insolvency licence.
I work with insolvency practitioners, directors, individuals, lenders, landlords, trade creditors, and other stakeholders, and have experience of a broad range of corporate and personal insolvency procedures, and rescue and restructuring strategies. I also work with companies and shareholders on solvent liquidations and tax efficient exit-planning.
I love building strong relationships with clients; working collaboratively with them to understand what it is important to them, both commercially and personally, and helping them achieve their objectives.
I am ranked as a "Leading Individual" in Chambers & Partners and as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in Legal 500. I have been independently recognised for my technical acumen, pragmatism, ability to achieve results, and strong client and interpersonal skills.
I often deliver presentations and training to the insolvency profession (for example at R3 and SESCA conferences, and in-house to insolvency practitioner clients and their teams).
I can usually be found enjoying a dip in the sea, on my allotment, or cooking for friends.
Accreditations & Memberships
- Licenced insolvency practitioner, regulated by the Insolvency Practitioners’ Association
- Member of R3 (The Association of Basins Recovery Professionals)
- Member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association
- Member of the Turnaround Management Association
"Heather is absolute dynamite; she gets the situation straight away and sees any potential problems on the horizon." Client, Chambers & Partners, 2019
“Now that the dust appears to have settled, I just wanted to take 5 minutes to write to you and thank you for all the hard work you have done to help me so far. Both of you have been absolutely brilliant and I can't begin to explain how much I appreciate the effort you have made to find a workable outcome.” Client
“Dobson shows ‘fantastic commitment to achieving the result the client expects.” Legal 500, 2018
Heather Dobson has a broad base of experience in restructuring and insolvency, frequently acting on behalf of liquidators and administrators on both contentious and transactional matters. A client describes her as "a very good, enthusiastic insolvency lawyer," while market sources add she is "sensible and very well thought of." Chambers & Partners, 2018
"Heather Dobson is praised by market sources for her technical acumen, as well as for her good client skills." Chambers & Partners, 2017
“I have worked with Heather for over 10 years. Whilst Heather is the first call I make when I have a technical query she also takes a commercial view which in many cases is more important than the technical answer.” Client
“She’s very approachable. She’s always happy to give me time. We have a very good working relationship.” Client
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