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Reeves - Insolvency Specialist - Romford, England, UK

Mike Reeves

Romford, England, UK


Insolvency Specialist


Helping people and companies in financial difficulties - setting up and running arrangements with creditors and helping with other legal insolvency procedures such as liquidation and bankruptcy

Work History

Director & Insolvency practitioner

In-House IP Ltd

November 2011 - November 2011

Taking corporate and personal formal insolvency appointments on a consultancy basis since November 2011, working with Free From Debt in Romford and with Robson Scott Associates in Darlington.

Insolvency practitioner

Money Debt and Credit Group plc

October 2009 - August 2011

Significantly improved the efficiency of the IVA Supervisor operation and the percentage of successful IVA completions by changes to the standard IVA proposal.

Worked with other IPs, latterly taking collective responsibility in a rota for all IVA case tasks including Supervision of 5,600 IVAs, each of us signing off an average of some 45 new IVAs per month.

Responsibility for training on the IVA setup process.

Dealt with client complaints throughout the IVA department, with success measured by the fact that no payment was required to any complainant.

Produced IVA "Sales" procedural guidance which noticeably increased the likelihood of new proposal packs being approved by the IP at first review.

Successfully designed, put in place and trained staff in a new IVA property procedure, and designed an automated IVA Annual Return procedure.

Insolvency practitioner

Clear Start UK Ltd

January 2005 - January 2006

Sole IP at setting up of the volume IVA operation at Clear Start UK (later merged to become part of the Fairpoint Group), working with a team with no initial insolvency experience, carrying out all initial Sales and IVA set-up training, putting in place all procedures and systems and hands-on working with management to that end, and I was appointed Nominee in some 1,200 cases and Supervisor of some 1,150 IVAs over 12 months.

Insolvency Practitioner

Free From Debt Ltd

January 1990 - October 2011

Formerly Debt Solutions

2006 – 2008
Supervisor of some 1,150 IVA cases on a sub-contract basis for a volume IVA provider, working with a team of 12 full and part time staff for that purpose, using a home-developed Excel system.

1990 to 2011 IP (sole practitioner)
Carried out all aspects of the business set up and running - developed and customised financial administration systems and standard forms and correspondence in Excel & Word, resulting in a successful profitable practice over a period of 19 years

Developed a range of referral contacts with whom I carried out staff training and assisted in the setting up and development of advice staff and personal insolvency departments, including at CABx, Credit Action and Christians Against Poverty;

Took full range of formal corporate and personal insolvency appointments.

Insolvency Manager

Keith Stout & Associates

October 1988 - December 1990

Managed a portfolio of personal insolvencies.

Assistant Insolvency Manager

BDO Stoy Hayward (then Stoy Hayward)

July 1984 - January 1988

Managed a portfolio of personal insolvencies, in the process successfully developing IVA documentation & systems from scratch following the new 1986 legislation, handling cases which subsequently became legal precedents re IVAs.


Insolvency Service

October 1975 - July 1984

Dealing with the administration of the bankruptcies of individuals from start to finish, conducting interviews, investigations, getting in funds from property and other items of value, reporting to the Official Receiver, the court and the creditors. Also included one year working with companies in compulsory liquidation.

School teacher

Chase Cross Comprehensive School

June 1974 - August 1975

I taught Maths & RE at secondary level.

Part time shop assistant

LJ Stone Department Store

January 1970 - January 1971

Shop assistant


IVA & Bankruptcy from abroad

If you live outside the UK, helping you with an (IVA) arrangement with your creditors, or with bankruptcy.


If you are seriously in debt, going through all your options and then if you decide to go this route, helping you to go bankrupt.


Doing what needs to be done to legally close down a limited company which can't pay its debts.

IVAs (Individual Voluntary Arrangements)

Setting up and running a legal arrangement for you with the people you owe money to.

Qualifications & Certifications

Teacher's Certificate

Southlands College of Education

A Level

Havering Technical College

Sir Anthony Browne's School Brentwood

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