Having qualified in 1986, David has over 30 years’ experience of Business Recovery & Turnaround work.

David advises officeholders, directors, shareholders, creditors, buyers & other stakeholders, in connection with all aspects of corporate insolvencies and restructuring. He advises on both contentious (litigation claims) and non-contentious/transactional based matters (including property & business and asset disposals)

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Representing stakeholders in the period prior to formal insolvency

Bringing & defending litigation claims, arising out of or from insolvencies and dealing with mediation

Buying & selling assets and businesses, arising out of or from insolvencies


  • “David Cleary and his team provide clear commercial pragmatic advice and will always discuss a situation or problem without the fee clock ticking

    - Tony Mitchell - Cranfield Recovery

  • “I have known David personally and professionally for a number of years and have instructed him in a variety of engagements.   David is approachable, conscientious and always committed to producing the best results for his clients.   His knowledge and wealth of experience has helped us achieve successful outcomes in many difficult and complex matters.”

    - Richard Rendle – R P Rendle & Co Ltd

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

September 2020

To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and the wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.


Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible, but in-line with government advice our offices are now closed for face-to-face meetings and all staff are now working from home until further notice.

If you have an appointment scheduled your legal advisor will be in touch shortly to discuss your options, if they haven’t done so already.


Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.


If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.


If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at law@wilkes.co.uk, or contact your normal point of contact.


Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.


The Wilkes  Partnership Solicitors


Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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