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Oliver has over 10 years’ specialist experience working with and for insolvency practitioners, companies, directors and  private individuals across an extensive scope of insolvency matters involving litigious proceedings, transactional instructions and general advisory work (such as advising on the validity of security and appointments of office holders), all in the context of both personal and corporate insolvency procedures.

Oliver has a well-rounded level of expertise in dealing with both transactional and contentious insolvency instructions.

His transactional experience relates to assisting insolvency practitioners realise a company’s business or assets or assisting third parties acquire those assets from officeholders. On the contentious side, Oliver has a deep-rooted expertise in acting on a variety of contentious proceedings, typically for insolvency practitioner clients pursuing, or acting for directors or individuals defending, antecedent transactions (such as transactions at an undervalue, unlawful preferences, wrongful or fraudulent trading) often in both liquidation and bankruptcy contexts.

He has been a long standing member of the team which has been consistently ranked as a "Band 1" Insolvency practice by Chambers UK.

He has personally been ranked as a ‘Star Associate’ by Chambers UK, noted for his “exemplary service” by clients and a “Rising Star” in the latest Legal 500 directory.

He is also a member of R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals.


  • Administrations
  • Asset tracing and realisation
  • Compulsory liquidations (winding up)
  • Voluntary liquidations (both members’ and creditors’ voluntary liquidations)
  • Business sales and purchases
  • Insolvency litigation
  • Security reviews
  • Validity of officeholder appointments
  • Voluntary arrangements (both Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) and Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs))

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“Oliver is technical and has excellent attention to detail."

Chambers 2023

Oliver Fitzpatrick is a long standing and trusted advisor with an eye for detail and also an eye for finding a solution for any problem. Has assisted in resolving a number of technically and logistically challenging referrals for me. My No.1 legal advisor.

Legal 500


He is really sharp and very solution-driven." "His advice is clear and he's extremely easy to work with and get on with.


Oliver Fitzpatrick is always responsive and equally comfortable providing highly technical analysis or commercial advice. Always my ‘go to’ solicitor. Highly personable and very easy to work with.

Legal 500

provides an exemplary service and has an eye for detail but a commercial nous which assists an officeholder

Chambers and Partners 2021

Ollie Fitzpatrick has an eye for detail and practical advice

Legal 500, 2021 rankings

Oliver Fitzpatrick is a very good young lawyer. Proactive and commercial.

Legal 500

A genuine specialist department within a multi-disciplinary regional powerhouse. Quick to react and always with pinpoint accurate advice. Experts in their field led by Phil Smith and Oliver Fitzpatrick.

Legal 500

For me they are the unparalleled best insolvency specialist; often punching above their weight and outwitting far larger organisations.

Legal 500

For me they are the unparalleled best insolvency specialist; often punching above their weight and outwitting far larger organisations.

Legal 500