DCQ Legal

Trusted counsel for Special Situations

While many international and national law firms help clients in Special Situations, we’re the only specialist UK firm focusing exclusively on this complex area. This means we have few, if any, conflicts and are uniquely positioned to support the full range of stakeholders – from investors, companies and institutions through to creditors, office-holders and their existing legal advisers who require additional expert capabilities.

Our structure is lean by design, with a focus on capability over size and a senior, hands-on approach. Compared to firms that operate as enormous businesses with vast geographical footprints and thousands of lawyers on staff, our specialised offering means we’re entirely client focused and agile. As a result, you get tailor-made solutions that are responsive, flexible and cost-efficient.

We have decades of combined experience in cross-border restructuring, insolvency and distressed investments. You also benefit from our extensive network of relevant relationships in the UK and abroad, including stakeholders; financial, legal and other advisers; office-holders; trade bodies; regulators and other active players in this niche space. This network allows us to bring together the right team for each matter – helping us find the best solution and facilitate its execution.


We focus exclusively on Special Situations, bringing you the expertise you need to get the best outcome.

We are conflict-free and work in close partnership with investors, companies, institutions and law firms.

Commercial approach

We understand the commercial drivers and cost pressures associated with Special Situations.

You get a flexible, tailor-made team that meets your needs and adds value at every stage.


We come to you with solutions after helping identify the problems that need addressing.

We’re responsive, creative and strategic in the way we guide stakeholders through the many complex scenarios involved in Special Situations.