Smith and Barnes, licensed insolvency practitioners, are here to help business owners and directors tackle the financial challenges they encounter within their businesses. 


Smith & Barnes will guide you at every step, to ensure a stress-free process and to alleviate any worries or concerns that naturally arise when facing financial difficulty. 
You will be given simple, clear, and impartial solutions based on you and your company’s needs. 
You will benefit from a free consultation with one of our licensed Insolvency Practitioners who have over 40 years experience dealing with all aspects of debt management, from large company closures to helping small businesses achieve financial stability. 

Why trust us? 

Smith & Barnes Insolvency is a wholly independent insolvency practice. 
A positive, friendly, and non-judgemental culture are the essential ingredients of maintaining a reliable and respected business. It is these core values which underpin Smith & Barnes Insolvency, to allow us to proudly deliver consistently successful results. 
You will be able to access our fully qualified in-house Insolvency Practitioners, at a time that suits you, to answer any questions or offer no obligation confidential advice.  
You can also benefit from having the expertise of our referral partners such as solicitors, accountants, and commercial finance companies, who further support the services we offer. 
Our affordable, fixed-fee service means that you can afford to take the necessary steps to financial freedom, whilst having peace of mind that our teams’ wealth of experience draws on all the insolvency legislation and procedures to offer the best outcome. 
We are trusted by people in your shoes! 

Helping the whole of the UK. 

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Meet Your Insolvency Practitioners... 

Philippa Smith 

Director & Licensed Insolvency Practitioner 
Philippa is the founder and director of Smith & Barnes and is a fully licensed Insolvency Practitioner. Philippa has extensive Insolvency Knowledge having worked in the Insolvency Industry for 20 years. After spending her former years in accountancy, she then branched off to specialise in Insolvency and gathered her experience working at KPMG, Deloitte, Mazars as well as at smaller practices. 
Her knowledge and experience span all Insolvency matters, ranging from small owner managed businesses, through to multi-million-pound enterprises. 

Jessica Thomas 

Director & Licensed Insolvency Practitioner 
Jessica is our director and licensed Insolvency Practitioner and started her insolvency and restructuring career is 2008. Jessica joined Smith & Barnes in 2021 after having worked at a national practice and other boutique firms for 13 years. Jessica became director of Smith & Barnes in 2022 and is our lead appointment taker. 
Throughout her career, Jessica has gained experience on a broad range of restructuring and formal insolvency assignments and has a natural passion to help Director-owned businesses come through hard times by offering solutions to their debt problems. 

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