Partner of the month

When retail insolvency returned to the headlines, one partner and his team were in prime position to pick up most of the work.

Simon Neilson-Clark
Firm:DLA Piper

Rudnick Gray Cary
Partner since: 1994
Educated: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Key clients: Barclays Bank, Deloitte & Touche, GE Commercial Finance, KPMG, Royal Bank of Scotland Group

When retail insolvency returned to the headlines, one partner and his team were in prime position to pick up most of the work. DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary’s head of restructur-ing Simon Neilson-Clark landed a trio of instruct-ions over Christmas and the New Year. Neilson-Clark acted for Pricewaterhouse-Coopers in the administration of Canterbury Foods and won a double bill from Kroll in the rescue of entertainment retailer MVC and off-licence chain Unwins. The work meant the group spent most of the holidays in the office, but it also demonstrated the depth of Neilson-Clark’s practice in taking on three high-profile cases in such a short space of time.