• Market Leaders in the Examinership Sector

    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.






    Baker Tilly Hughes Blake are market leaders in the Examinership sector.

    90% Success Rate

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


    Partners take a personal interest in every examinership appointment.


    We have been involved in over 180 examinership cases to date.


    We are specialists in Examinerships for retail businesses.

    Corporate Survival

    We are passionate about saving businesses and preserving employment.


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

    Focus On Value

    There is no requirement for upfront Examinership fees.

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    Get in touch today for a no obligation consultation and let Baker Tilly Hughes Blake help your business.

  • Case Studies

    Case Study 1: Multi Unit Retailer This retailer operated operated from 7 shopping centre units and traded profitably for many years before becoming loss making following the onset of recession in 2008/09. The critical issue faced by the company was being tied into long term upwards only onerous leases at far above market terms. All […]

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    Examinership in Practice

      What is Examinership? 1. Introduction 2. Examinership – An Alternative   ….The Start: How is an Examiner Appointed?   …………Candidates for Examinership   …………Statutory Provisions   …………Commercial Considerations   ….The Middle: What is the Role of the Examiner?   …………The Protection Period   ….The End: How does a Company Successfully Emerge from Examinership?   […]

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    Hughes Blake and Examinership

    Market leaders in the examinership sector. Experience of over 100 examinership cases. Success rate of over 90%. Experts in retail sector examinership. Partner-led professional service. Dedicated and committed to corporate survival and the preservation of employment. Focused on value: No requirement for upfront examinership fees. “A procedure unique to Ireland, examinership is a rescue process […]

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    Developments in Examinership

    The Zoe Group saga which dominated front pages over many months in the summer of 2009 brought Ireland’s formal corporate recovery mechanism into sharp focus. Examination; or examinership as it has now become colloquially known, underwent formal legislative change in 1999 but now as it approaches twenty years on the statute books, the practice of […]

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