Stuart Frith

Stuart is a partner in Stephenson Harwood’s restructuring and insolvency practice. He has extensive experience in both corporate and individual insolvency, advising all types of stakeholders in the insolvency process.
During his career, Stuart has been involved in a number of important cases.  He has advised the consumer trust creditors caught up in the collapse of Tiny Computers and the affected parties following the failure of a privatisation of a clothing company in the CIS and the insolvency of Moulinex.  He has advised creditors involved in the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Leeds United Football Club, XL Airways and Dawnay Day. Recently he has advised in relation to the insolvencies of Coventry City and Glasgow Rangers football clubs and the insolvent estate of Boris Berezovsky.  He also advised the members of the Ong family in the recent case of Ong v Ping, a case brought in the context of subsequent bankruptcy proceedings involving the successful setting aside of a number of orders of the High Court on the grounds that they were obtained by fraud and the resulting establishment of a valid trust in their favour. 
Stuart is a past president of the Insolvency Lawyers' Association. He is currently a member of R3’s General Technical Committee, Policy Group and Council, as well as Chair of R3's Personal Insolvency Committee. He sits as a deputy registrar in the High Court and also speaks and writes regularly on insolvency-related issues.