Michelle Gordon




An experienced insolvency lawyer, Michelle specialises in complex, high-value domestic and multi-jurisdictional insolvencies and distressed situations. She has considerable experience advising on all aspects of security enforcement and insolvent estates. 

Michelle also has extensive experience in commercial dispute resolution and regularly provides strategic advice, leading and coordinating complex commercial disputes.  She has advised on priority, contractual and banking disputes and misleading and deceptive conduct claims. Michelle has acted on a number of matters involving allegations of fraud and has experience as a key adviser in civil, criminal and regulatory investigations. 

Michelle practiced in London for a number of years and has acted on a range of cross-border restructurings, insolvencies and security enforcements. She has taken a leading role on a number of insolvency and enforcement assignments in the United Kingdom, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States.

Key deals


Acting for Deloitte as administrators of Fintyre Group, a tyre wholesale and distribution business operating in the UK, Germany, Italy and France.


Acting for PwC as administrators of Lehman Brothers Limited, the UK service entity for the Lehman Brothers group. Included settlement of £1 billion of intra-group claims, advising on a priority dispute between various classes of creditors, employee and pensions claims and creditor distributions.

Credit Suisse

Advising Credit Suisse in a priority dispute between a swap provider and noteholders arising out of a securitisation of a nursing home operator.

A hedge fund

Advising hedge funds as lenders under a mezzanine facility secured by energy assets in Argentina held through a BVI and Canadian structure, including on enforcement of security.

A real estate company

Acting for a real estate company in negotiations with landlords and proposed voluntary arrangement.

Global Gaming (UK)

Advising the majority shareholder and director of Global Gaming, one of the UK’s largest casinos in connection with receivership.


Acting for KPMG as administrators of Lexi Holdings PLC a finance, property management, and property development company on enforcement proceedings in the United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal.

Duff & Phelps

Acting for Duff & Phelps as administrators of Fantasy Island theme park in Skegness, UK.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Acting for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and RSM as receivers on a $24 million recovery against a group of companies conducting a “green development” business.

An Australian financial institution

Acting for an Australian financial institution defending a class action relating to a financial product, resulting in a favourable settlement.