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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.

    Focus On Value

    There is no requirement for upfront examinership fees.


    Partners take a personal interest in every examinership appointment.

    Corporate Survival

    We are passionate about saving businesses and preserving employment.

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  • Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index Q1 2015

    Neil Hughes, Managing partner at Hughes Blake is interviewed on RTE Radio 1 morning business news about the latest figueres published by Hughes Blake SME examinership index. Neil states that 1,200 jobs had been saved last year through the process by which struggling businesses refinance and save themselves from closure. “A further 372 jobs were […]

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    PMF Legal – 30th. Sept 2014 – Low-cost examinerships save 1,100 jobs, new figures show

    Hughes Blake index shows that cheaper corporate rescue system having impact. Close to 1,100 jobs have been saved since the beginning of the year by placing companies in examinership, the corporate rescue mechanism that allows troubled businesses to seek court protection from creditors. Accountancy firm Hughes Blake….” By Barry O’Halloran Source: Irish Times 29th September […]

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    Business & Finance – 29th. Sept 2014 – Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index reveals 1,000+ jobs have been saved to the end of Q3 2014

    The latest Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index, published today, reveals that the examinership process saved a total of 1,089 jobs in small and medium sized businesses in the first nine months of this year. This figure represents a 52% increase on the same period in 2013, with 539 jobs having been saved in Q3 alone, […]

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