The team at 180 Advisory SolutionsWe have many years of experience in both corporate recovery and restructuring and in managing one of the largest and most successful personal insolvency businesses in Scotland. We can bring that large practice experience for a fraction of the cost of a large practice.

For both individuals and businesses needing help and advice, our initial conversations are free and without obligation. We don’t mind meeting people and having a chat over a coffee to explore whether there is anything we can do to help. Fees only charged once a client has agreed to engage our services.

Here at 180 we offer the following services:

Business recovery advice aimed at owner managed businesses. Helping avoid formal insolvency or ensuring the viable underlying business survives and thrives for the future.

Insolvency assistance to debt recovery professionals – flexible fees to safeguard your client relationships.

Company and personal insolvency appointment taking.

Consultancy services and outsourcing for personal insolvency firms. Take advantage of our experience and track record running one of Scotland’s largest personal insolvency practices. We strove to achieve a fair balance between fees, dividends and debtor experience while always being amongst the top firms on the AiB’s industry analysis year after year. Years of hands on experience managing relationships with the large creditor organisations, AiB and RPBs.

We have many years experience running a large, streamlined and forward thinking team and act as the appointment taker for one of Scotland’s larger personal insolvency firms. Rather than employ a full time IP/trustee with limited hands on experience we can act as your appointment taker.

Case Closure – we have a dedicated and experienced team who have closed over 1,000 Trust Deeds and Sequestrations in the last 12 months. Let us close all or some of your backlog of cases caused by the PPI review process. Why recruit extra temp staff and take the time to train them when you can outsource this short term need to an experienced and proven team?

Sole practitioner? Contemplating retirement or worried about succession planning for your business? Why not consider a joint venture with us? We’re always happy to chat over a coffee to explore whether any interest now or in the future.

Barry J. Stewart
Barry J. StewartLL.B ACA

I am a Chartered Accountant and have specialised in corporate recovery, restructuring and personal insolvency since 1999. I previously worked for KPMG and then helped set up and run one of Scotland’s largest and most forward thinking personal insolvency firms. I am a member of the ICAS Insolvency Committee, R3’s Scottish Technical Committee and a number of AiB insolvency working groups. In my free time I enjoy running, cycling and hillwalking which helps counteract my other favourite pastime of eating out.

George D. Lafferty
George D. Lafferty

I have over 20 years experience in Personal and Corporate Recovery.

I previously worked with one of the largest providers of trust deeds in Scotland and PKF International. My focus is to always provide excellent customer service in assisting clients throughout the term of the product. Consistently we were leaders in all the KPI’s captured by the Accountant in Bankruptcy & the leading creditor representatives with regards to client retention, case completion and maximising returns to creditors. In my free time I enjoy cycling and currently hold a black belt in karate.


Corporate & Personal Insolvency. Sub-contracting of Insolvency Services to fellow Insolvency Practitioners.

Professional Indemnity Insurance – our professional indemnity insurer is Mapledown Royal & Sun Alliance plc , Mapledown Underwriting LLP, The St Botolph Building 138 Houndsditch London EC3A 7AG and policy number is RTT262119/11273. The territorial coverage is worldwide (excluding professional business carried out from an office in the United States of America or Canada) and excludes any action for a claim brought in any court in the United States of America or Canada.

GLASGOW LIVING WAGE EMPLOYERBarry John Stewart and George Dylan Lafferty are authorised to act as insolvency practioners in Glasgowa> and the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Company Registration Number SC 477598 | VAT Registration Number 192 5146 03 | Data Protection Registration A1056203 | FCA Registration Number 766693 | Registered office: 2nd Floor Suite 148, Central Chambers, 11 Bothwell Street, Glasgow G2 6LY.