The London Office of our Licensed Insolvency Practitioners

Business in Financial Distress? Free Initial Consultation

Our first office was established in Central London in 1997 and 5 of our 10 Licensed Insolvency Practitioners (Ips) are now based here. We are:

Our 3 London based Partners and Insolvency Practitioners

What is Insolvency?

Companies become insolvent all the time and for lots of reasons, but, at its simplest, it means that a business (or individual) cannot pay its debts when they fall due or does not have sufficient assets to cover its debts/liabilities, with cash-flow usually a major issue?

Insolvency is often painful and distressing for the directors (and employees) involved, not least when it comes to acknowledging there is a problem and accepting that something needs to be done. In our experience, the quicker insolvency practitioners are contacted and instructed the better, as there are normally more options available to help distressed directors.

What our insolvency practitioners do

When a company is declared insolvent there is absolutely no alternative, then Liquidation is the most commonly used formal insolvency procedure. Here, a firm of Insolvency Practitioners is usually appointed to be the Liquidator with the aim being to close the insolvent company down whilst extracting the greatest possible value for the company’s creditors, before winding-up.

However, if at all possible, our objective is to try to rescue and preserve a company so that it can continue to trade in some shape or form. This is where insolvency procedures such as Company Administrations and Company Voluntary Arrangements are used to create time for businesses to restructure and recover. Data from R3 our Industry body suggests that in over 40% of cases businesses survive when an insolvency practitioner is appointed.

Most of our instructions come from accountants and solicitors. We are also instructed direct by company directors.

So, if you believe your business, or a client’s, is facing insolvency it is already insolvent, contact our team of insolvency practitioners in London for a FREE initial consultation. We can help, from providing debt solutions to recommending the right insolvency process for your needs.

Antony Batty
Antony Batty – Partner

Antony Batty trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has specialised in insolvency since 1987. He became a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner in 1990.

He founded Antony Batty & Company in 1997 and has overseen its development into one of the leading independent practices in London and the South orf England.

Antony can be emailed direct on

Insolvency Practitioner
Hugh Jesseman – Partner

Hugh helped start Antony Batty & Company in 1997, and has since been responsible for case management and compliance issues. After passing his JIEB exams in 2005 he became a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner in 2007.

Hugh can be emailed direct on

Members Voluntary Liquidation
Stephen Evans – Consultant

Stephen has specialised in insolvency since 1981 and became a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner in 1995. He is now one of our Consultants.

He no longer takes Insolvency Appointments, but adds invaluable experience, insight and expertise to our team.

Claire Howell – Partner

Claire initially worked for Antony Batty & Company LLP between 2009 and 2016. She successfully passed the JIEB exams to become a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner in 2019.

Claire returned to Antony Batty & Company as a fully licensed, appointment taking partner in June 2021.

Claire can be emailed direct on:

Our main office is located in Central London, at the following address:

3 Field Court
Gray’s Inn

T: 0208 088 0633
F: + (0)20 7430 2727

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If you, or a client, are facing insolvency, are based in and around the London area, and need help and advice quickly, please contact us. The first discussion is FREE of charge.

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