All of our team believe in providing clear and constructive solutions to the challenges faced by financially constrained businesses to facilitate a successful refinance, restructure or turnaround.

We cover England and Wales and each member of the team has a broad range of experience and sector specific specialisms.

Richard Toone

Richard has more than 30 years’ experience in insolvency industry and is the Managing Partner of the firm.

He advises on a broad range of industry sectors and provides solutions for financially distressed and under performing businesses. He has vast knowledge of both the retail and recruitment industries.

Richard has conducted a wide range of appointments, covering a variety of different industry sectors, including, media, Michelin Star restaurants, leisure and licensed businesses.

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Lisa Jacobs

Lisa has over 13 years’ experience in the insolvency industry and is based in our London Office.

She has a wide range of experience advising both individuals on personal insolvency matters and owner managed businesses experiencing financial distress.

Lisa provides our free initial consultations for businesses facing financial distress and has experience across multiple industries.

Craig Povey

Craig has more than 20 years’ experience in business restructuring and recovery and heads up our Birmingham office.

He has worked with Directors across multiple sectors, including engineering, manufacturing, logistics, IT and construction. He has also dealt with a number of credit unions.

Craig has conducted several high-profile appointments including AIM listed companies.

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Lee De'ath

Lee has more than 20 years’ experience in insolvency and heads up our Colchester office.

He is experienced in working with directors and shareholders in a wide range of formal and informal restructuring and insolvency processes.

Lee also heads up the firm’s national solvent restructuring team, specialising in Members Voluntary Liquidations.

Bai Cham

Bai has worked in the insolvency industry for over 15 years and heads up our Medway office.

He has a broad range of corporate recovery and insolvency experience across many industry sectors.

Bai advises clients on a broad range of insolvency matters but has a particular strength in dealing with tax issues, including insolvencies arising as a result of tax avoidance issues.

Simon Lowes

Simon have over 30 years’ experience in the industry and heads up our Southampton office.

He focuses on achieving a positive outcome for distressed businesses and having been a business owner himself understands the pressures and challenges that need to be overcome.

He has worked with Directors across multiple sectors including, retail, recruitment and printing. Simon is firmly of the view that positive solutions can often be achieved, even in difficult circumstances.

Tom Gardiner

Tom has over 14 years’ experience in the insolvency industry and is based in our Colchester office.

He has considerable expertise advising stakeholders of businesses facing financial distress, and where appropriate acting as Administrator, Liquidator or Supervisor.

Tom provides business restructuring and insolvency advice and services to a wide range of businesses and individuals from various sectors, with a particular interest in the agricultural, waste and recycling sectors.

Brendan Clarkson

Brendan has worked in the insolvency industry for over 20 years and is based in our London Office.

He has a vast experience of working with trade creditors, government bodies and lenders and uses this knowledge to assist businesses facing financial distress.

Brendan has worked with businesses in many industries but has a particular interest in the IT industry.

Ian Defty

Ian has over 30 years’ experience in the insolvency industry and is based in our south-eastern offices.

He is a chartered and certified accountant and an Insolvency Practitioner. He is routinely involved in complex litigation and has expertise in the recovery of assets, both locally and overseas.

Ian’s vast experience in working on all manner of corporate and personal matters allows him to provide in-depth advice and assistance to business directors on an array of issues. Ian is a fellow of the ACCA, ICAEW and R3 and in 2011 was proudly voted Insolvency Practitioner of the year.

Gavin Savage

Gavin has more than 25 years of experience in restructuring and business recovery and is based in our Southampton office.

He has insolvency and restructuring experience across a broad range of business sizes and sectors.

Gavin spent time as a finance director of a firm, which gained him valuable insight into the different pressures experienced by business directors and draws on this experience when meeting directors of distressed businesses.

Alex Twitchen

Alex has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with all types of formal and informal insolvency procedures and is based in our Hove office.

He has considerable expertise in Compulsory Liquidation and Bankruptcy work. He also has significant legal and practical experience of dealing with pensions in personal insolvency scenarios.

Alex’s extensive technical expertise, along with his knowledge of UK insolvency law, enables him to provide tailored advice to those facing insolvency situations.

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