Julian worked in London before moving to the North East and is national head of the restructuring and insolvency team.

Over 20 years he has acted for corporate and public sector clients, major banks and insolvency practitioners with projects ranging from restructuring and turnaround to formal administration, receivership, liquidation and bankruptcy including group reorganisations, debt assignments, business sales and contentious recovery actions.


Examples of experience includes:

  • Corporate clients and their officers in relation to restructuring, personal liability issues and acquisitions of/from insolvent companies
  • Acting for lenders to assess their security and commercial risk and formulating and executing a plan to revive the customer or enhance the position of the client and all stakeholders
  • Advising insolvency practitioners to maximise recoveries for creditors (including business and asset sales) and minimising claims
  • Assessing potential claims against directors and third parties (antecedent transactions) and taking all necessary steps including court proceedings and injunctions to make recoveries for creditors.

“Julian Gill is hailed by peers as an excellent litigator. He matches his contentious experience with broad expertise in the full range of non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters”

Julian is ranked in the top tier and Band 1 of Chambers and Legal 500.

“He has established himself as a genuine leader of that team”


"Market-leading practice with in-depth experience ranging from distressed debt to restructurings. Offers particular expertise across the retail, leisure and energy sectors"

Peer review

“I regard them as a trusted partner that helps us develop the strategy and gives advice at all stages”

Team review - Chambers

“They can look at anything and everything in terms of restructurings and insolvencies, and adequately undertake that work”

Quotes from clients