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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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  • Examinership still helping reboot firms

    In the today’s Irish Examiner, Neil Hughes Examiner and Managing Partner at Hughes Blake discusses how despite the increase in consumer sentiment, retailers across the country are continuing to turn to examinership to address legacy issues such as unsustainable leases and high debt. Read the full article by clicking on the image below  

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    18 Jobs saved through Examinership in Ferns today

    18 jobs were saved in Ferns today when Lodgewood Engineering emerged from Examinership. In the High Court in Dublin a scheme was approved which allows the company to continue trading as one of the leading engineering companies in the South East. The company also operates a tool and garden machinery centre off the N11 just […]

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    Press: Hughes Blake Examinership Index Q4 2015

    Examinership helped to save 1,251 jobs this year The economy may be in recovery mode but Irish companies are continuing to turn to examinership as they seek to deal with legacy issues such as unsustainable leases and debt. New figures from chartered accountants Hughes Blake, a firm which provides examinership services, indicates that 1,251 jobs […]

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