Stacey specialises in corporate refinancing and restructuring, advisory and options, including stressed / distressed acquisitions and disposals, and the whole array of contentious and non-contentious insolvency processes, including administrations, receiverships, liquidations (solvent and insolvent), personal insolvency processes (bankruptcies, voluntary arrangements), and security / guarantee issues.
She also heads up the forensics, fraud and investigations team and advises on fraud-based and criminal aspects of insolvency involving HMRC offences, Companies Act and Insolvency Act breaches, confiscation and restraint proceedings under POCA and cross-border asset tracing and recovery.
Stacey also specialises in heavyweight and high value insolvency litigation which throws up complex multi-specialist issues crossing a broad range of legal disciplines including company law, fraud, trusts and property rights and is experienced in mediation, negotiation, enforcement and business advisory services. She has extensive skills in contentious insolvency litigation, often involving reputational and / or regulatory issues for corporates and / or disguised remuneration arrangements (with cross-border complexities). She has an unbeaten track record of defending CDDA proceedings.
She advises an impressive roster of clients; including boards, insolvency practitioners, ABLs, factoring companies, corporates, directors, charities, debtors, creditors, sole traders, financiers, landlords, and other key stakeholders and has wide sector experience in retail, hospitality, real estate, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, charities and automotive.
Stacey is described by referrers, peers, clients and the legal directories (Legal 500 and Chambers) as ‘first class’, ‘an absolute star’ and the ‘safest pair of hands’ as well as being praised for her ‘incredible work ethic’, ability to handle complex matters with ease and her reputation for fighting ‘to the bitter end to advance her clients’ interests’.
‘Stacey Jones is technically very strong and she really excels with complex situations and with difficult stakeholders. I greatly appreciated the time that Stacey gave to one of the most difficult cases and how she was accessible and readily up to speed. This, as well as her collaborative style and ability to cut to the chase, makes her an attribute to any engagement and a most trusted adviser.'
Legal 500 2024
Stacey is an absolute machine when it comes to litigation. She not only gets the job done, she gets it done quickly and with aplomb.
Legal 500 2023
Stacey Jones is a first class lawyer. Hard-working, exceptionally astute and proactively responsive to any challenge.
Chambers and Partners 2023
Stacey Jones is a first class insolvency lawyer. Just brilliant. She is bright, experienced and so easy to deal with. We have complete confidence in her abilities.
Legal 500 2023
Stacey Jones is, without a doubt, the best insolvency lawyer I have had the privilege of working with… Her work ethic and desire to complete any assignment when she says and with the best possible outcome for all stakeholders sets a precedent from which others should be judged.
Legal 500 2022
Stacey Jones is an exceptional young lawyer. Amazing work ethic, very practical advice and she handles difficult conversations with grace. She is refreshing to experience first-hand.
Legal 500 2021
- Advising liquidators on misfeasance and section 423 claims following a company’s use of aggressive tax-avoidance schemes that subsequently failed and international asset tracing.
- Acting for the claimant in a landmark case concerning breach of a non-compete covenant which went to the Supreme Court on the issue of recoverability of negotiating damages.
- Acting for administrators in a multi-million pound claim for abuse of dominant position and breach of competition rules.
- Defending a director of an insolvent company in freezing actions and confiscation of assets in both civil and criminal spheres.
- Acting as part of the turnaround team on the restructuring of a national (not for profit) charity.
- Advising the board and acting on the restructuring and sale of an international tech company.