Darren Toombs - Partner

Darren Toombs

Key Practice Areas

Debt Recovery, Insolvency and Restructuring, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Darren heads up the restructuring and insolvency and the debt recovery teams within Carson McDowell. This also incorporates banking litigation. He has been accredited as a leading individual in the dispute resolution section of Chambers and Partners UK and has been rated band 1 for debt recovery.

Darren is the main point of contact in the firm for restructuring and insolvency matters and for debt matters.

Liquidators, trustees in bankruptcy and administrators, have instructed Darren on a range of insolvency, restructuring and recovery related matters. His particular speciality is in insolvency litigation but he and his team deal with all insolvency aspects from the appointment stage onwards. His team has also on occasion been instructed directly by the Official Receiver at the Insolvency Service.

Darren has acted for the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) and for IBRC directly and acts on an ongoing basis for numerous lenders, public bodies and NDPBs. His team has a particular specialism in asset finance advice, acting on behalf of numerous major car and commercial vehicle brand finance companies trading in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Darren also advises in relation to private prosecutions on behalf of several public bodies and NDPBs. Darren’s experience in dealing with prosecution matters over the past 15 years allows him to work with corporate and private clients in defending regulatory prosecutions in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court.

Sources in the Chambers Guide have commented "He is a good lawyer and a good advocate for his clients."