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  • Market Leaders in the Examinership Sector

    “A procedure unique to Ireland, examinership is a rescue process designed to help any struggling business recover from insolvency.

    Available since 1990, examinership involves the appointment of an accountant as “Examiner” by a Judge in the Circuit Court (or High Court for large companies) to shepherd the company through a breathing-space restructuring period of up to 100 days. The process was responsible for maintaining over 2,500 jobs in Ireland last year.”

    Neil Hughes, Examiner, Managing Partner, Hughes Blake Chartered Accountants






    Hughes Blake are market leaders in the examinership sector.


    We have been involved in over 100 examinership cases to date.


    At Hughes Blake we are dedicated to the preservation of viable businesses.

    90% Success Rate

    To date, Hughes Blake has a success rate of over 90% of all the cases we have been involved in.


    We are specialists in Examinerships for retail businesses.

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    There is no requirement for upfront examinership fees.


    Partners take a personal interest in every examinership appointment.

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    We are passionate about saving businesses and preserving employment.

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  • Neil Hughes Examiner states uptake on examinership slows

    UPTAKE ON EXAMINERSHIP SLOWS BUT CHALLENGES REMAIN FOR MANY SMES Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index Reveals 168 Jobs Saved in Small and Medium Businesses in Q3 SME Recovery Must Take Priority in Upcoming Budget – Neil Hughes Examiner at Hughes Blake New data from the Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index released today reveals that uptake […]

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    Examinership saves 871 jobs so far this year

    Hughes Blake quarterly Examinership Index reveals some 871 jobs were saved in SMEs through the examinership corporate recovery process in the first nine months of the year, according to new figures. According to Neil Hughes Examiner at chartered accountants Hughes Blake, there were 168 jobs saved through examinerships in the third quarter of 2015….click here […]

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    Personal Microcredit Scheme

    A personal micro-credit scheme is proposed by the Dept of Social Protection whereby people who might otherwise have to go to moneylenders will be able to access small loans quickly and with just minor credit checks. A pilot scheme could be in place by September making loans of up to €1000 available through post offices […]

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