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Tom Hitchcock

Senior Associate

Tom Hitchcock is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer with experience of a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including financial restructuring, distressed M&A and formal insolvency processes, as well as asset recovery strategies and investigations into antecedent transactions.

Tom has advised in relation to a number of domestic and cross-border assignments across a range of sectors, including financial and operational restructuring, refinancings, security enhancement and en-forcement, and advice to the directors of companies encountering financial distress.

In 2019 Tom completed a nine month secondment to the Large Corporate Business Support Unit at Lloyds Banking Group.

Areas of FocusRestructuring
Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Acting for a UK clearing bank in relation to the restructuring of a distressed higher education provider, advising on negotiations with other stakeholders and other financial, regulatory and contractual issues arising from the circumstances.
  • Advising a syndicate of seven bank and institutional lenders to a global travel and events management group on the amendment and restatement of the group's existing banking facilities.
  • Advising the board of directors of a UK subsidiary of an investment fund in relation to the company's entry into members' voluntary liquidation and subsequent 'day one' distribution to the fund's investors.
  • Acting for the administrators of a food and drink distribution company to recover significant value for the insolvent estate in relation to assets previously divested by former management.
  • Acting for the junior secured noteholder (a NYSE-listed company) in respect of its debt and security in a large UK consumer finance business, including due diligence in relation to the client’s proposal to pur-chase the business and assets of the borrower group via pre-pack administration.
  • Advising various lenders on distressed real estate matters and enforcement action, including numerous fixed charge receiverships in relation to both commercial property and high-end residential property in London and the South East.
  • Acting for both purchasers and sellers on sales of various distressed businesses, both inside and out-side of formal insolvency procedures.
  • Supporting the wider DLA Piper team in advising the boards of directors of approximately 200 multina-tional group subsidiaries following the liquidation of their listed parent company.
  • University of Sheffield, BA History
  • BPP University, Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction) and LPC (Distinction)

Prior Experience

  • 2017 to date, Associate, DLA Piper, London (Restructuring group)