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Pippa Hill


Pippa Hill is an experienced non-contentious restructuring partner, working for a variety of stakeholders including banks and other lenders, government departments and agencies, companies and their boards, and insolvency practitioners.

Pippa has a particular focus advising government departments and non-departmental public bodies in relation to distress and insolvency in a variety of sectors, and has spent time on secondment at HM Treasury advising on stability in the financial services sector. This experience means she is well placed to understand the drivers and specific concerns that arise in the public sector.

Pippa regularly writes on restructuring matters for journals such as Corporate Rescue & Insolvency and Recovery Magazine, and also runs the Partnership Insolvency session for R3’s Introductory Course. 

She is the Co-Chair of PACT, DLA Piper’s people network for families and carers, and sits as Co-Chair for Diversity & Inclusion on the Steering Committee of IWIRC’s London chapter. 

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Acting for the Official Receiver as liquidator, and Special Managers from Ernst & Young, on a “National Interest Case” in relation to a data services provider in the public sector, ensuring continuity of service and a managed migration of data for multiple government departments and agencies.  
  • Advising the CQC on its market oversight obligations under the Care Act 2014 in relation to multiple distressed adult social care providers. 
  • Advising DoHSC in relations to contingency planning for funding to and/or failure of one of the largest providers in the adult social care sector. 
  • Acting for the secured lender to a well-known distressed payment services provider, achieving a settlement that allowed our client to be repaid in full in advance of a subsequent special administration. 
  • Advising Joint Administrators of Greensill Capital (UK) Limited on the work out of a number of GCUK's complex supply chain finance relationships. 
  • Advising in relation to distressed energy suppliers and potential Supplier of Last Resort appointments, including *advising Co-op Energy on its appointment as SoLR to GB Energy customers (the first use of the SoLR appointment process). 
  • Advising a multi-national group in the construction sector on a solvent group restructuring spanning the UK and US, as well as multiple off-shore jurisdictions. 
  • Advising the Pension Protection Fund on the "drop in" of a defined benefit pension scheme to the PPF by way of a CVA, in the charity sector.
  • Advising HM Government on closure funding made to Hatfield Colliery to fund an orderly wind down.*
  • Advising the directors of special purpose vehicle main contractor in relation to the financial and contractual issues arising from significant contractual disputes relating to a multi-billion pound public sector PFI outsourcing contract.*
  • English
  • French
  • B.A., Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford 2003


  • 10 key points coming out of the stabilisation of Silicon Valley Bank UK Limited, 13 March 2023
  • Long awaited clarity (of sorts) on the Creditor Duty: The Supreme Court judgment in BTI v Sequana, 09 October 2022
  • Energy Suppliers in Crisis – The Legal Issues, 27 September 2021
  • Social care – overview of the challenges, with Sam Reeves, Recovery, Winter 2021 
  • Legal Q&A, Recovery, Summer 2021, with Natalie Peacock, and Summer 2018
  • Weighing up the options for managing insolvency, with Julian Pallett, Care Management Matters, September 2019
  • Construction contracts: a complex latticework, with Sue Ryan and Lindsay Hammond, Recovery, Summer 2019, p. 24-25
  • A Christmas present from the PPF: new and updated guidance for insolvency practitioners, with Jas Pangli, Corporate Rescue & Insolvency, 2019, 2 CRI 54
  • Pensions Restructuring: time to use the tools available effectively? Corporate Rescue & Insolvency, 2017, 3 CRI 86


  • R3 Introduction to Insolvency – Partnership Insolvency