Sonia is a Restructuring and Insolvency Partner with a transactional and contentious practice who has led on some high-profile administrations during 25 years as an insolvency specialist including Habitat, MFI, Allied Carpets, Sofa Workshop, Little Chef and who has a broad insolvency industry reach, uniquely spanning restructuring and advisory to forensic asset recoveries.
She has been recommended in Legal 500 as a ‘Leading Individual’ and described as “a good negotiator” and “calm and determined”. Chambers & Partners reported “sources admire her broad expertise in the sector”. She is a keen proponent of business turnaround and has been a board member, and Council Member as of April 2022, of the Turnaround Management Association (UK), where the focus is business survival and growth.
Sonia regularly acts for private equity and debt investors seeking to acquire business, restructure existing businesses or sell businesses within or outside of a formal insolvency process.
She also advises Insolvency Practitioners in relation to business and asset sales, Company Voluntary Arrangements and on all contentious aspects of formal insolvencies, in particular asset tracing and recovery actions.
Sonia provides independent advice to directors of stressed or distressed companies on their duties, corporate sales, restructuring and informal credit arrangements and she continues to advise on all aspects of personal insolvency.