Darren Toombs - Partner
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. Legal 500 consider the team to be one of the leading Insolvency and Restructuring teams in Northern Ireland.
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 specialty 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.
The team regularly advises on all aspects of Insolvency and Restructuring and stand ready to navigate Directors through difficult times, ensuring full compliance with their duties and obligations at all times.
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.
What the legal guides think of our team:
“Carson McDowell has a very strong team. It is well regarded and one of the few firms to be able to deal with the most complex, difficult and high-value cases”.
“The team is technically astute with a strong commercial approach to every assignment”.
“Darren Toombs is a calm pair of hands for difficult circumstances with a very commercial approach – he is a trusted adviser”.
“Darren Toombs is very approachable and willing to think laterally to offer solutions”.
“The team is responsive and knowledgeable, provides sensible practical advice, and doesn’t sit on the fence”.
“The team is very friendly, with competitive prices, value for money and very easy to work with”.
“Darren Toombs is very commercial while retaining the legal position. He works in partnership with his client, and does not just provide the legal advice but provides overall strategic advice”.
"Darren is a good lawyer and a good advocate for his clients”.