Malcolm Niekirk

Malcolm Niekirk

Insolvency and Restructuring Partner


Malcolm has some three decades of experience in insolvency and is regarded as one of the leading practitioners on the south coast.

Having spent time as a practising solicitor and partner, heading the insolvency teams at two large regional firms, Malcolm set up his own consultancy in 2016. He has spent the last four years working as the ‘Insolvency Guru’ keeping insolvency practitioners out of trouble, offering advice on specific cases and generally.

In addition to that, he was also a director at Peter Hall from 2017, getting first-hand experience in a boutique restructuring and insolvency practice.

He offers technical advice, drafts documents, negotiates, and helps sell stuff. He also is an occasional conference speaker and offers training. He sometimes represents others - creditors, company directors and debtors - involved in the insolvency process.

At Frettens, Malcolm hosts monthly Coffee Break Briefing sessions for Insolvency Professionals looking at relevant insolvency topics and discussing them in a 30 minute presentation.

He passed JIEB more than twenty years ago to qualify as a licenced insolvency practitioner, but with the firm intention of never taking a formal appointment.


You will find Malcolm in a field or two over the summer watching bands at music festivals. Malcolm is also a keen photographer and sometimes manages to combine both interests by photographing live music. He is also a qualified humanist celebrant so sometimes presides over a naming ceremony or a wedding at weekends.

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      • 11 Bargates
      • Christchurch
      • BH23 1PZ
      • Dorset
      • 01202 499255
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      • DX51101 CHRISTCHURCH