Insolvency fraud investigations

Our expert team handles complex insolvency and fraud investigations across jurisdictions, offering no win, no fee terms for suitable cases.

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Duty to investigate

During formal corporate and personal insolvency appointments office holders have a duty to investigate if assets have gone missing and what claims and potential recoveries can be made. 

The good news is that insolvency practitioners have extensive powers to investigate and carry out forensic accountancy of the insolvent company or individual’s affairs. 

The bad news is that very few insolvency practitioners focus in this area.

If you are a creditor or professional advisor concerned that the insolvent company’s directors or perhaps a debtor has walked off with the assets and no one seems to be doing anything about it then McTear Williams & Wood is the answer.

If you are not satisfied that an existing insolvency office holder is taking your concerns seriously or is not pursuing what you think are viable claims it may be possible to appoint us in their place.

We are a UK market leader in this field and at any time you can contact our specialist investigations team for advice and guidance or to arrange a confidential consultation.


Our UK market leading specialist team of experts focus on contentious insolvency and fraud investigations. 

We can investigate transactions undertaken by the company or individual in the period leading up to its financial distress.

Mike Jenner

Director & Head of Investigations

Mike is a Director and fraud investigator heading up the investigations team specialising in all aspects of contentious insolvency as well as protecting the interests of creditors of insolvent companies and individuals.

A Certified Fraud Examiner with over 35 years’ experience in investigative insolvency.  Works closely with solicitors and barristers at all stages of litigation from pre-issues of proceedings to trial.  Highly experienced in all aspects of asset tracing and recovery, civil litigation, settlement negotiation, investigative interviewing, fraud investigation, anti-money laundering, directors’ disqualification and prosecution and has sector experience in payroll fraud.

Mike was awarded Certified Fraud Examiner status by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in 2002 and is a member of the Fraud Advisory Panel.


If you are a creditor of an insolvent company or individual and think that claims should be brought against the directors or the debtor our team can help investigate your concerns and vigorously pursue viable claims. Read more >

Contentious insolvency

As office holders of insolvent companies we are regularly instructing solicitors and Counsel to bring about insolvency investigation claims in Court.    Read more >

A case study

The company was part of a larger Group of companies whose main customers were employment agencies that referred personnel to the Group.  MWW brought about misfeasance/breach of duty, transactions at an undervalue and preferences claims.   Read more >

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