Neil Hickling


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Neil has been involved in both corporate and personal insolvency work throughout his career. Neil’s lengthy career means he has advised a broad spectrum of businesses both in industry and size.  He is well established in the Midlands and known for his local knowledge and pro-active approach.

Experience and Skills

  • Qualified Insolvency Practitioner


  • Over 40 years insolvency experience
  • Previously Partner with Pannell Kerr and Smith & Williamson
  • Covered the Midland region since 1980


  • Administration of a 50 bedroom hotel in Birmingham
  • Supervisor under a Company Voluntary Arrangement of Hereford United Football Club
  • Acted as Administrator of high profile advertising agency responsible for well known television adverts
  • Numerous LPA Receiverships for a financial institution based in the Midlands which involved trading various hotels and commercial/retail outlets
  • Acting as Liquidator of a wine import business where joint wrongful trading and disqualification proceedings were brought in a landmark case against the former director resulting in him being disqualified as a director for 12 years and being ordered to repay to the Liquidator the sum of £2 million.
  • Acting as Trustee in Bankruptcy in the leading Court of Appeal decision of Hickling v Baker in relation to obtaining warrants of arrest in bankruptcies
  • Acting as Trustee in Bankruptcy in the reported High Court case of Official Receiver v Eichler and the subsequent case of Steinhardt v Eichler in relation to bankruptcy tourism and COMI
  • Acting as Trustee in Bankruptcy in the reported case of re Kevin Brummitt which dealt with whether assets within an individual voluntary arrangement were held in trust



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