Rory Barrett
      • Rory Barrett
      • Director (HCB Solicitors Ltd)
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    Rory Barrett

    Director (HCB Solicitors Ltd)

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Corporate Insolvency
    • Business and Asset Sales
    • Bankruptcy & Annulments
    • Office holder actions
    • Section 216 procedures to re-use company names
    • Defending directors and individuals


    Rory is well respected for his wide ranging knowledge of insolvency law and his commercial approach to insolvency matters.  


    Acting predominantly for office holders, Rory has a particular specialism in transactional work, typically arising out of administrations. He also handles a wide range of contentious assignments on behalf of both insolvency practitioners and directors/individuals, often involving allegations of misfeasance, preferences and transactions at an undervalue.   He receives regular instructions on behalf of business owners to validate the re-use of an insolvent company’s name.

    Case studies and Experience:

    • Rory handled an unusual appeal to the Court of Appeal against a winding-up order, involving a substantial construction dispute.

    • Rory dealt with a complex application for permission for leave to act as a director under Section 216 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

    • Rory has acted on various high value sales by insolvency practitioners of various businesses as going concerns.


    • Much-praised new Director. Rory is very knowledgeable with excellent commercial awareness.