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Commercial Solicitor and Manager and Business Restructuring Specialist

Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
October 24, 2016

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Curriculum Vitae

Name: Grant Pegg

Address: *** ****** ****, ***********, ******** BN2 6LH

Contact details: Tel: 012**-******


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Location sought: London to South Coast

Professional JIEB Qualified – 2006

Licensed Insolvency Practitioner

Qualified Solicitor

Education: 1988 - 1989

The College of Law, Guildford – Passed the Law Society Final

1985 – 1988

Staffordshire University

LLB (Hons) 2:2

1977 – 1984

Princethorpe College, Rugby

3 A’ Levels in English Literature (B), French (B), Biology (D)

1 A/O’ Level English

9 O’ Levels

Current Position: Solicitor, Business Restructuring Specialist and Work Generator

Current Employer: SBP Law, City of London

Candidate profile: 23 years Corporate and Personal Insolvency experience

Decision maker in case progression and strategy

Strong commercial acumen

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Excellent technical knowledge

Strong operational and staff management experience

Work Winning Activity

Maintains a network of work introducers which has greater delivery potential

Assists the practice in general marketing and practice development

Operational Experience

Directly manages more complex and challenging insolvency cases

Responsible for staff who manage cases from inception to completion

Reviews budgets, cash-flows, P&Ls and Balance Sheets

Undertakes insolvency investigation work

Responsible for maintaining case budgets, revenue and billing targets

Involved in marketing, presentations and all aspects of corporate insolvency and viability reviews

Interpretation and construction of management accounts, cash flow forecasts, estimated outcome statements, statements of affairs and declarations of solvency

Utilises detailed knowledge of insolvency law, employment law, environmental and health and safety law

Substantially involved in marketing, both in organising and attending functions and events

Conducts meetings at all levels with banks, boards members, management and the workforce in order to impart information and obtain best value at stake outcomes

July 2016 to date SBP LAW, City of London

Solicitor, Business Restructuring Specialist and Work Generator

Reason for leaving: Working as a Consultant and successfully generating leads and work amongst the Insolvency Practitioners, Company Directors and Business Community on an initial 3 months contract which is renewable. Managing both contentious and non-contentious matters and investigations. Maximising asset recovery for the benefit of the Insolvency Practitioners and creditors and advising directors on statutory duties and best practice under the Companies Acts and Insolvency Act.

September 2012 – June 2016 – Benedict Mackenzie Recovery Limited

Appointment Taking Insolvency Practitioner and Work Generator

Reason for leaving: The progressing of cases and winning work has become increasingly successful, generating circa £600,000 in fees per annum but although the work winning and team interaction are the strongpoints, there is more and more time spent in bureaucracy for the group companies to the detriment of the face to face interaction and lead generation which the candidate thrives on and is successful in.

Operational Experience

Management of firm’s compliance and best practice standards

Manages an insolvency caseload comprising of:



oCompulsory Liquidations

oAdministrations incorporating conventional, pre-pack and trading jobs (trading jobs in companies with up to 5m annual turnover)

oLPA Receiverships



Management of up to 8 staff directly and 52 indirectly incorporating delegation, review, resource deployment and planning, coaching and training.

Chairing creditors meetings

Devised precedent documentation, work packs for both corporate and personal insolvency departments, introduced new systems and procedures to facilitate the robust yet user friendly procedures

Case examples:

Undertook trading administrations, predominantly manufacturing companies, residential care homes and children’s nurseries, comprise the majority of the workload. Liaising with the Health and Safety Executive, Care Quality Commission and Ofsted forms part of the unique challenges afforded by this sector in day to day management.

Completed an LPA Receivership of a property in Knightsbridge for a Swedish bank for £5m, which involved liaising with the Serious Fraud Office, Metropolitan Police and CPS to agree to the sale in the light of a confiscation order issued against the proprietor.

Worked closely with the Serious Fraud Office in respect of a liquidation with a £1.4m fraud of a Lettings Agency.

Pre-packs incorporating the sale of an established and innovative manufacturer of carbon fibre body shells for satellites and F1 racing cars, with critical time pressures in respect of dealing with the international racing teams.

August 2010 – September 2012 - Carter Clark Financial Recovery

Appointment Taking Insolvency Practitioner and Work Generator

Reason for leaving: Activated license and is winning work but there is no available career progression.

December 2009 – July 2010 - Vantis Plc

Senior Manager

Reason for leaving: Company went in to Administration

October 2008 – October 2009 - Smith & Williamson Limited

Senior Manager

Reason for leaving: Directors left the business to set up Bridge Business Recovery rendering the remaining situation


July 2007 – October 2008 - SFP

Senior Manager and Head of Compliance

Reason for leaving: Mistake, unable to integrate in to the firm’s culture.

October 2006 - June 2007 - Grant Thornton UK LLP

Manager – Recovery & Reorganisation

Reason for leaving: Undertaking Trading Administrations in long distance locations, needed to trade the opportunity

for something less intensive given the start of new family.

2004 - July 2006 - Tenon Recovery (Brighton)

Senior Manager - Business Recovery Department

Reason for leaving: Unable to progress career in regional office. Head hunted by personal contact at Grant Thornton.

1998 – 2004 - Baker Tilly (Brighton, formally BDO Stoy Hayward)

Manager - Business Recovery Services

Reason for leaving: Employed there for 6 years, moved on for career progression, Partner reported to left to go to Tenon and head hunted me to follow him with the promise of career progression and JIEB support.

1993 – 1998 - Morley & Scott

Insolvency Administer to Assistant Manager

Reason for leaving: Employed there for 5 years, moved on for career progression.

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