Dan Butler


Dan is a Partner in Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Manchester.  Dan has significant experience in a range of commercial disputes, focusing on Restructuring & Insolvency and Procurement Challenges. 

Dan has experience of all insolvency situations (liquidation, administration, CVAs, bankruptcy) and long-standing relationships with insolvency practitioners at all the leading restructuring firms to assist clients when an insolvency event occurs. Examples of our work include advising in relation to the recent large retailer CVAs; assisting creditors and office holders in high value and complex insolvency estates, and search and seizure proceedings arising out of a multi-million pound fraud. Dan works closely with liquidators, administrators or trustees' in bankruptcy in complex investigations and advises creditors in all insolvency situations, whether that be liquidation, administration or CVA situations. We also advise directors and companies on the issues arising in these scenarios, whether that in relation to the changing scope of directors' duties, restructuring options or negotiations with key stakeholders.

Dan is also experienced in advising public bodies in insolvency and litigation. Procurement challenges account for a large proportion of the team's work load, whether bringing or defending proceedings, acting on behalf of Contracting Authorities or aggrieved bidders in High Court litigation arising out of alleged breaches of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and procurement principles. Dan has broad experience in commercial litigation including shareholder disputes, unfair prejudice petitions, contractual claims, injunctions, search and seizure orders together with all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Member of R3 and Procurement Lawyers Association.

Recommended in Legal 500.

"Dan Butler is a commercially astute, pragmatic and client-focused partner. He is excellent at seeing the bigger picture in litigation. He is cool-tempered, and never seeks to run bad points. He has very sound judgement."

Legal 500 2020
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