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About Us

Kirks is a specialist firm of Licensed Insolvency Practitioners who help and assist businesses facing financial problems.

The firm started in 1992 when David Kirk set up his own practice in Exeter. The firm is still owned by David Kirk and is an independent practice and not part of a national chain. We provide support and advice in rescue, recovery and insolvency.

The firm has expanded with insolvency offices now in Exeter, Barnstaple, Poole, Cirencester, Bristol, Hereford, Swansea and Glastonbury.

We have ten experienced members of staff plus support staff. The firm is regulated and authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. We are bonded by Marsh and have professional indemnity insurance covering all of our work.

Our aim is to put clients first and help them decide on the right options in usually very difficult circumstances. Our experience of having dealt with so many different types of businesses and situations helps us to do this.

The first question to you will always be “What do you want to achieve?”, your answer may be:

– to try and save your business or,
– just to help with an organised closing down or,
– to find a buyer to save some of the staff.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us. We do not make any charge for an initial meeting or telephone conversation.

  • David Kirk

    David Kirk David Kirk is a Chartered Accountant and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner.

    He has been dealing with businesses facing financial problems for more than 25 years and offers a helpful and sympathetic approach to directors and business owners. His aim is to make sure you understand the options and choose the right one for you and your business.

    David will travel to meet clients and covers all of England and Wales.

    David is regularly appointed as an Administrator and Officer of the Court over companies that need to continue to trade for a short period of time whilst they are sold.

    Qualifications and Authorisation:
    - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, member number 7793479.
    - Insolvency licence number 1260.
    - Insolvency Risk Services enabling bond reference 0309/23778728.
    - David is a Fellow Member of R3 the insolvency professional body.

  • Lisa Thomas

    Lisa Thomas Lisa Thomas is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

    She started her career in insolvency in 2002 and qualified in 2009. Lisa deals with a wide range of businesses and is very good at investigating and progressing insolvency assignments.

    Qualifications and Authorisation:
    - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, member number 2032272.
    - Insolvency service licence number 9704.
    - Marsh enabling bond reference QBE 022422.
  • Richard Burkill

    Richard Burkill Richard Burkill is a Chartered Accountant and qualified as a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner in 1995. He ran his own firm up until 2011 in the South West and then joined Kirks Insolvency.
  • Marie Drysdale

    Marie Drysdale Marie Drysdale joined the firm in 2006 after a career break and passed the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency in 2010. She deals with Administrations including Pre-pack Administrations.
  • Scott Kippax

    Scott Kippax Scott Kippax qualified as an insolvency practitioner in Australia in 2007 then returned to the UK qualified here in 2019. Scott has 20 years plus experience and runs the Poole office.
  • Emma Fisher

    Emma Fisher Emma trained with Milsted Langdon and joined Kirks Insolvency in 2007. She qualified with a Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency in 2009. Emma deals with personal insolvency including where we act as Trustee in Bankruptcy or dealing with Individual Voluntary Arrangements.
  • Daniel Jeeves

    Daniel Jeeves Daniel Jeeves has been with the firm since February 2012 and works in the corporate insolvency department. Daniel passed the JIEB insolvency exam in 2019.
  • Joanne Burgess

    Joanne Burgess Joanne has worked for the firm since January 2012 having previously worked for a legal practice in Plymouth. She passed her CPI exams in 2014.
  • Alison Hutchings

    Alison Hutchings Alison has worked for the firm for ten years in the Plymouth office and heads up the office administration and cashiering.
  • Wendy George

    Wendy George Wendy George qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner in 2014 and is manager of the Hereford office. Wendy live in Presteigne in Wales and commutes daily.

  • Nathan Jeeves

    Nathan Jeeves Nathan Jeeves joined Kirks in early 2018 and works in the Exeter office. He deals with the paperwork for a number of Members Voluntary Liquidations.
  • Anita Rabbitts

    Anita Rabbitts Anita joined Kirks in 2008 and acts as an insolvency administrator in the personal insolvency department.
  • Emily George

    Emily George Administration Assistant - Hereford office

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