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JMW Solicitors LLP

Work 0345 402 0001
Fax 0161 828 1827
14372 Manchester 1
Liverpool, London, Manchester

Richard Wolff

Work 0161 828 1990
JMW Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Corporate recovery and insolvency.


Partner and head of corporate recovery and insolvency at JMW. Richard specialises in both corporate and personal insolvency (including administrations, receiverships, creditors voluntary/compulsory/provisional/members voluntary liquidations, directors’ disqualification and related matters). He advises a wide variety of clients, including public and private companies, secured lenders, insolvency practitioners, invoice discounters and accountants, as well as private individuals.

Richard has worked on a number of notable/high-profile matters, including acting for the administrators of the Allsports group of companies, acting for the then purchasers of the Texstyle World chain of home improvement stores in Scotland out of administration and acting for the administrators of Blackpool Automotive Limited (formerly TVR Engineering).

More recently Richard has acted for Richer Sounds on the acquisition of certain assets from the administrators of Empire Direct, for N Brown Group plc on the acquisition out of administration of the business and assets of High and Mighty and for the joint administrators of Branton Bridge Solicitors, a Manchester-based personal injury practice and Rehab4Life Limited, a Knowsley-based legal practice.

He has also acted for the purchaser out of administration of the Viva Brazil chain of churrascaria restaurants and for the joint administrators of the Veeno chain of wine bar cafes.


Senior administrator Touche Ross & Co, London 1990-93; trained as solicitor Dickinson Dees; qualified 1997; solicitor Davies Arnold Cooper, Manchester 1997-99; solicitor Halliwell Landau, Manchester 1999-2001, associate 2001-03, partner Halliwells LLP, Manchester 2003-08; fixed-share partner JMW Solicitors 2009-11, equity partner 2011 to date; director R3 (the Association of Business Recovery Professionals).


French (conversational), German (working knowledge).


R3 (regional committee member 2004 to date, regional vice-chair 2011-13, council member 2012 to date, regional chair 2014-17, chair of the National Membership Committee 2018 to date); Fellow, R3 (Association of Business Recovery Professionals) (FABRP); member of Insolvency Lawyers Association (ILA).


Eltham College; Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (1990 BA Hons Classics; 1993 MA Cantab).


Tennis, family activities, supporting Arsenal.

North West: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Wolff - JMW Solicitors LLP

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

JMW Solicitors LLP‚Äôs¬†department regularly advises on administrations, the acquisition of businesses and assets out of formal insolvency processes, voluntary and compulsory liquidations, bankruptcy, IVAs, directors‚Äô disqualifications, HMRC liability inquiries and fraud investigations. The transport, retail, leisure, legal, recruitment and manufacturing sectors are all areas of expertise. Recent work includes acting for the joint administrators of Vickers Electronics, Duff & Phelps, which involved the transfer of certain IP rights and the formal surrender of leased premises, and advising Harrisons Business Recovery & Insolvency as administrators of Prestige Homes on the disposal of its property portfolio. The team also advised Bennett Verby Corporate Recovery & Insolvency Services as liquidator of Charles Owen and Company (Bow) and advised the management of the Viva Brazil chain of restaurants on the purchase of several restaurant businesses out of administration. The team is led by Richard Wolff, who specialises in corporate and personal insolvency, and includes the ‚Äėexcellent‚Äô Christopher Love¬†and associate Antoniya Mercer.

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