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Jamie Leader

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Jamie is a partner in the Finance group. He specialises in restructuring and insolvency, with particular emphasis on cross-border and contentious insolvency and financial services restructuring. His clients include insolvency practitioners, banks, hedge funds and large corporates.

In 2014, Jamie was included in Financial News’s “40 Under 40” list of the brightest up-and-coming lawyers in European capital markets. He is ranked by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as a leading individual in restructuring and insolvency:

"Recognised for his contentious expertise, the ‘highly technical’ Jamie Leader is ‘one of the young stars of the insolvency world’." - Legal 500 2015

"Market sources say: 'His expertise in this area was really very exceptional. He is not only bright, but really drills down into the complexities of the legal problem. He is also excellent at communicating with clients.'" - Chambers & Partners 2015


Jamie is one of our specialist Brexit lawyers. Contact Jamie Leader for more information on how Brexit may affect your business. View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.


Eversheds International Guide to Company Insolvency Jamie has recently contributed to the English & Welsh sections of the Eversheds International Guide to Company Insolvency. Please view, share or download the guide here.

Jamie is a solicitor advocate and a member of the Law Society's Insolvency Law Committee. He is on the national council of R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.


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French: Competent

London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Corporate restructuring and insolvency

The 'accessible and knowledgeable' three-partner team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP provides 'first-rate advice' to creditors and debtors in formal contentious and non-contentious insolvencies and is 'particularly good at handling sensitive situations which requires the skillful management of competing stakeholder interests'. 'A true expert in the field', Jamie Leader benefits from 'huge intellectual ability as well as sound commercial sense' and is consequently well-positioned to advise on complex contentious insolvency matters often involving numerous competing interests. Leader recently advised Moore Stephens, as the liquidators of Webinvest, on simultaneous, contested applications for directions concerning the liquidators’ rights and powers to use information obtained under their statutory powers. 'Always a reassuring presence and a safe pair of hands', team head Simon Waller regularly acts for banks as creditors on mid-market restructuring assignments and is a key member of the team that also includes Carl Allen following his arrival from Pinsent Masons LLP in February 2017. Clients include PwC, Santander, Alix Partners and Steinhoff UK.

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