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Andrew Knox


  01392 210700

Andrew is a partner specialising in insolvency and is based in our Exeter office and became a partner in 2014.

Andrew holds an LLB Honours degree in Business Law from Bournemouth University and a PG DIP in Legal Practice from the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice.

Qualifying in September 2001 he has over 17 years’ experience of providing advice to numerous insolvency practitioners, business people, creditors and individual debtors on the legal and commercial issues that arise on or out of insolvency.  He also advises on lending and taking security.

His work includes:

  • acting for the liquidators of a company on a successful claim against the company’s directors for wrongful trading
  • acting for the administrator of The Sunday Independent newspaper on a sale of the business to enable publication to continue
  • acting for a number of lenders advising about the risks of transactions being set aside in the event of the borrower’s insolvency and suggestion reasons to mitigate the risks to the lender
  • advising boards of directors of companies in financial difficulty about the steps they should take to mitigate the risks for themselves personally and the companies’ creditors.

Andrew acts for clients from a wide range of industries but with particular experience of insolvency in the mining and minerals sector, engineering and technology sectors.

Andrew is a full member of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association and the Devon & Somerset Law Society.  He has also spoken at a number of outside events on matters of Insolvency Law, including to the South West Society of Chartered Accountants.

Outside the office, Andrew enjoys cricket, skiing and local history.

Recommended lawyer Legal 500 2016. Legal 500 is an independent guide to the legal profession who recognises top lawyers. His advice is "highly regarded" and "always to the point".

Recommended lawyer Chambers 2017 - note that his "advice is always clearly laid out and explained."

Chambers 2018 - "He is very easy to get along with and very knowledgeable of insolvency law."

Chambers 2019 - Andrew isbest known for contentious corporate and personal insolvency matters, such as claims against directors, although he also has an advisory practice taking in appointment of administrators, asset disposal and the rights of landlords of insolvent tenants. A source says: "He is calm and has a nice way of boiling things down to the finer points."

Chambers 2020 - "Andrew is very easy to work with, very clear in conveying advice and is not afraid to stand his ground." "His strengths are his responsiveness, knowledge of the law, creative thinking and problem solving."

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