Barney Smedley has wide ranging experience in financial and corporate restructuring and insolvency matters. His clients include clearing banks, building societies, pension funds, insolvency practitioners and receivers.

Barney advises in relation to a wide range of restructuring tools and processes including administrations, receiverships, standstill agreements, debt sales, facility amendments, compromise agreements, corporate re-organisations, company voluntary arrangements, intercreditor agreements and innovative security arrangements.

Barney has extensive knowledge in the field of distressed property and has acted on a number of complex and high value portfolio loan and asset sales.

The Opal Property Group administrations that Barney worked on in 2013 and 2014 led to DLA Piper winning the Insolvency Law Firm of the Year at the 2014 Insolvency and Rescue Awards, and being nominated for the Legal Business Restructuring Team of the Year 2015 award.