Alison Goldthorp

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3043
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3043
Alison Goldthorp

Alison Goldthorp


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Alison is a senior insolvency and restructuring partner based in London.  She has more than 30 years of experience in advising insolvency practitioners, financial institutions, directors, corporates and turnaround professionals on restructurings, formal insolvency appointments, managed exits, and all related aspects of underperforming or distressed corporates. She advises on contentious and non contentious matters and also has experience of resolving disputes by mediation.

Alison advises across all sectors. Her recent experience includes advising the administrators of HMV on the strategy and sale of retail stores and the disputes relating to stock in the stores.  At the same time, she was advising a number of counterparties to contracts with Carillion and Interserve (including boards of directors, investors, lenders and an NHS Trust) on their contractual position and their strategic options in light of the insolvency of their contracting party. 

Chambers UK 2019 notes that "technical and approachable" Alison Goldthorp is well regarded for her contentious insolvency litigation experience.  Her practice spans corporate and personal insolvency, with clients including banks, insolvency practitioners, directors and other stakeholders.

Professional experience

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  • R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals
  • Former chair of the South East Regional committee of R3
  • R3 Council
  • R3 Brexit committee
  • Insolvency Lawyers Association 


Beyond Brexit: Navigating the new landscape

Publication | December 2020

UK: Distressed M&A opportunities

Webinar | November 19, 2020

Cross-border restructuring in EMEA

Webinar | November 11, 2020

Dealing with distress: business restructuring and rescue

Publication | November 04, 2020