Brexit and farming subsidies, insolvency & restructuring concerns
Heather Dobson | 24.10.2019
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.
In Chambers & Partners I am ranked as a “Leading Individual” and in Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Lawyer”. I have been independently recognised for my technical acumen, pragmatism, ability to achieve results, and strong client and interpersonal skills.
Delivering presentations and training to the insolvency profession is something I do frequently, (for example at R3 and SESCA conferences, and in-house to insolvency practitioner clients and their teams).
In my spare time I can usually be found enjoying a dip in the sea, on my allotment, or cooking for friends.
Heather is a very good and enthusiastic insolvency lawyer who is increasingly able to hold her own with the other practitioners in the area.
"Heather is a very good and enthusiastic insolvency lawyer who is increasingly able to hold her own with the other practitioners in the area." Market Commentator
"Heather Dobson is exceptionally knowledgeable and able to deal with clients in a friendly and confident manner to reach the desired outcome." Legal 500
"A very good insolvency lawyer, qualified as an insolvency practitioner. She’s good technically, but also has an understanding of what insolvency practitioners want from lawyers. She’s not seeking to compete with insolvency practitioners – just seeking to serve by having a better understanding. It doesn’t hurt to have walked some of the same road that the insolvency practitioner has to walk." Client
"I think her technical knowledge is great, but she’s also got knowledge of other areas of law. She’s able to bring in knowledge from the charity side, which is very useful for the initial advice before launching into the fray. If I needed to pick up the phone, I’d probably pick up the phone to Heather first." Client
"Partner Heather Dobson, who combines ‘excellent insolvency knowledge with empathy and an ability to achieve results’" Legal 500
"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
"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
"Heather Dobson has done an excellent job of providing good advice and service to me." Client
"She’s very capable, very good and organsied." Independent third party
"Dynamic adviser and provides very sharp, succinct advice." Chambers and Partners 2020