Hayley is a Legal Director in the London office of the Shoosmiths Corporate Restructuring and Advisory team.

Hayley advises on both contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters but has a particular focus on contentious insolvency and co-leads the team's contentious insolvency practice.

Hayley acts for a variety of stakeholders including companies, office holders, banks and other creditors in all insolvency processes, as well as advising on a range of cross-border issues.

Hayley’s contentious matters include:

  • advising the administrators of LBHI2 (a Lehman group company) in relation to a directions application in relation to the ranking of circa $8.3bn of subordinated debt;
  • advising the administrators of the failed peer to peer lender Lendy Ltd in relation to a contested directions application;
  • advising a group of opposing creditors who successfully challenged a proposed scheme of arrangement issued by Sunbird Business Services Limited in relation to $15m of debt;
  • acting for the directors of the Great Annual Savings Company in the heavily contested Part 26A Restructuring Plan;
  • continuing to advise the liquidators of the Food Retailer Operations Limited in relation to a range of antecedent transaction claims;
  • acting for a variety of officeholders in considering, and pursuing, former directors of failed companies for misfeasance claims
  • advising the administrators, and subsequent liquidators, of the UK subsidiaries of the Swiss Petroplus group;
  • advising syndicates of banks in relation to potential international enforcement options against the failed Dubai based private equity fund Abraaj as well as (on a separate matter) the Saudi-based Algosaibi-business, Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers Company; and
  • advising Canadian lessors in relation to the administration of the English airline, Flybe
Hayley is a member of Shoosmiths' cross discipline crypto working group. 


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