About us

Manolete has completed investments in over 1040 UK specialist insolvency cases. We are renowned for our unparalleled knowledge of the Insolvency and Recovery sector.


We have invested in over 1040 claims nationally.


We have completed over 680 cases delivering great value to Insolvent Estates.


We have over 350 live cases – 90% are purchased rather than funded.

We work alongside IPs from all of the “Big Four” through to one and two partner specialist insolvency and restructuring practices in the regions.

Case values range from £20k to over £70m. Manolete finances the work of the Insolvency Practitioner and their lawyers to make optimal recoveries for the creditor estates and takes on all the risk.

Manolete has the financial strength to support claims: Manolete is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) raising £16m at IPO and also benefits from a £17.5m Revolving Credit Facility with HSBC.

Please take the time to view this informative video aimed at IPs and their lawyers which includes essential details about our team and the business. The short film features our Chief Executive Steven Cooklin, and our Managing Director, Mena Halton.

The London team
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Mena Halton Managing Director


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Stephen Baister Independent Non-Executive Director


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Ronan Butler Associate Director


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Tanya Barrett Associate Director


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Henry Glen Associate Director


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Manolete has built up a strong national network of in-house lawyers who review case enquiries. All case work is always handled by external law firms of the IP’s choosing. All our regional heads are solicitors expert in insolvency law at or around partner level.

We believe the combination of great IPs, together with their brilliant external lawyers and supported by our financing, delivers simply unbeatable returns to creditor estates."

Steven Cooklin Chief Executive

Every IP who has ever worked with Manolete has returned to us with further cases.

We never use brokers. Their large and often ‘hidden’ commissions materially add significant and unnecessary cost and delay to the claim process, which reduces returns to creditors. We always welcome comparisons to our terms but please contact us direct as no brokerage firm represents Manolete.


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