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Work 0113 283 2500
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12051 LEEDS
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www.walkermorris.co.uk

John Roche

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Work +44 (0)113 283 2637
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Walker Morris LLP

Work Department

Banking, Restructuring & Insolvency

Position

Partner

Career

John has significant experience in the insolvency market. A member of R3 and an accredited mediator, he has developed a varied and highly respected practice in the corporate and personal insolvency field, acting for both insolvency practitioners and company directors. He has a particular interest in pursuing claims for insolvency practitioners, regularly taking on cases on a conditional fee basis, and recovering significant sums for the benefit of creditors.

As one of the seven partners in the firm’s Finance practice, John also heads up the firm’s nationally recognised personal insolvency practice.

John Roche represents clients in contentious and non-contentious corporate and personal insolvency cases. He is also an accredited mediator. Sources comment: “He is very well known and respected. He has a very good eye for detail and is very persuasive.”


Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Walker Morris LLP is ‘an outstanding insolvency firm in Leeds’ that ‘receives top marks across the board’ and combines ‘a strong understanding of the field with unbeatable pragmatism and a client-oriented approach’. Department head Simon Clark is ‘a brilliant problem solver and incredible intellectual’; he focuses on non-contentious corporate recovery and turnaround matters and recently acted for NorthEdge on the restructuring of Help-Link. The team also includes David Hinchliffe, who has a niche specialism in football club finance work; John Roche, who handles claims for insolvency practitioners against company directors; asset-based lending expert Duncan Lole, non-contentious-focused Michael Taylor and Gawain Moore, who regularly works on cross-border insolvencies. Senior associates Sarah MacAuley and Olivia Robinson are also names to note. Moore acted for Begbies Traynor as liquidators of Changtel Solutions and Roche assisted BHP Corporate Solutions as liquidator of Topps Rogers Financial Management. Endless, Deloitte and KPMG are also clients.

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