A specialist team of lawyers in Portsmouth’s most dynamic commercial practice is celebrating recognition of its achievements in the listings of one of the legal profession’s most prestigious industry guides.
The Insolvency & Business Turnaround Team at Verisona Law is taking great pride in being featured in the latest edition of the annual Chambers Guide for its work in matters of contentious and personal insolvency, directors' disqualification and assisting businesses in financial trouble.
The guide, which offers in-depth analysis of the legal market across 50 cities and counties throughout the UK and compares firms within regions, noted the team’s exceptional feedback and testimonials from clients including Grant Thornton, BDO, and Portland, and recent high profile achievements such as successfully defending the directors of a failed company against a claim brought against them by liquidators for £1.1 million.
‘This is the first time the team has been listed in the Chambers Guide, which is a sign of how far we’ve come in the last twelve months,’ says Director Nick Oliver who leads a team of four directors, five qualified lawyers and support staff. ‘Everyone has worked extremely hard on some very complex cases which has not only paid off with successful negotiations and court proceedings, but helped build our reputation and attract interest from new clients.’
Nick himself has retained his personal entry in the guide, being described as ‘a seasoned practitioner with very good technical knowledge of insolvency legislation’ and ‘knowledgeable and meticulous.’
His father, David Oliver, a consultant at Verisona Law and recent winner of the Johnston Press Southern Business Awards’ Regional Lifetime Achievement of the Year, also remains listed the region’s sole ‘Senior Statesman’ in the insolvency profession, cited as ‘immensely experienced and trusted by those who know him’ and ‘is the go-to person on the south coast.’
‘The Insolvency and Business Turnaround Team has proved itself to be an ever-growing force to be reckoned with,’ says Chairman and Head of Commercial at Verisona Law, Michael Dyer. ‘We are very proud to have such a dynamic group of professionals at the firm and that their success has led to the firm’s recognition in the guide.’
Director and Head of Insolvency, Nick Oliver
with members of Verisona Law’s Insolvency Team
Neil Stewart and Chloe Hicks.