Peter Speight


Corporate Recovery & Insolvency


Peter joined JMW in July 2015 as a Solicitor in the Commercial Recovery and Insolvency Department.

His practice includes contentious and non-contentious insolvency work, acting for a range of clients such as companies, directors, insolvency practitioners and lenders. Peter focuses on finding commercially pragmatic solutions to provide efficient and cost effective advice. 

Prior to JMW, Peter trained at a national firm in his home town of Nottingham before moving to the North West upon qualification to specialise in insolvency.

Peter advises a wide variety of clients including dealing with public and private companies, secured lenders, insolvency practitioners, invoice discounters and accountants as well as private individuals.

His recent experience includes the following:

  • Acting for a Company in acquiring business assets from a specialist nutritional supplier
  • Advising directors on a just and equitable winding up
  • Acting on behalf of Insolvency Practitioners in claims for misfeasance, wrongful trading and transactions at an undervalue
  • Advising debtors and creditors alike on a wide range of related matters including company liquidations, bankruptcy and IVA’s

Peter is a member of the R3 (the Association of Business Recovery Professionals) New Professionals Board.

Outside work Peter is a keen sportsman who enjoys playing football, cycling and climbing. He is currently planning his next adventure, cycling from Paris to Geneva in four days!

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