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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Lemi McAuley

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Lemi is a Senior Associate in our Restructuring team. Lemi has experience of both contentious and non-contentious aspects of restructuring and corporate insolvency.

He specialises in board advisory and transactional matters, including advice on restructuring, turnaround and directors' duties, security reviews and enhancement, and distressed business sales, together with all aspects of formal insolvency procedures, such as administrations, liquidations and receiverships.

Lemi has spent time on secondment to the restructuring team of a major clearing bank.

He acts for a number of corporate clients, clearing banks, private equity providers and insolvency practitioners.


Senior Associate

North: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

A market leader in the region’, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP fields ‘an intelligent, supportive and proactive team’ that is ‘never afraid to seek out complex solutions’. The ‘highly experiencedPaul Dutton leads the practice and attracts praise for his ‘very practical approach’; Dutton’s recent highlights include advising Joseph Rhodes Group on a restructuring and the placement of part of the group into administration, and acting for Cleveland Tontine on the accelerated sale of a hotel and restaurant business. In another key mandate, Dutton acted alongside Birmingham-based Andrew Jordan for Grant Thornton as administrators of St John’s on the Hill School, which involved a pre-packaged administration sale. HSBC, Clydesdale Bank, Tesco Bank, Santander and PWC are also noteworthy clients. Consultant Peter Cranston specialises in non-contentious matters and Leeds-based senior associate Andrew Black leads the group’s work on investigatory, contentious and personal insolvency issues. Lemi McAuley and Victoria Procter (both senior associates in Leeds) focus on insolvency procedures and real estate finance restructurings, respectively.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Next generation lawyers

Lemi McAuley - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s team has ‘a strong mix of legal and commercial viewpoints; the advice is always well considered, and is solution rather than problem focused – they repeatedly provide the best value for money’. Practice head Paul Duttonquickly gets to the core of the problem and moves the discussion forward with pragmatic and practical points’, Lemi McAuleyprovides strong support’ and fellow senior associate Victoria Procteris technically proficient and has a commercial edge when required’. Dutton recently advised Joseph Rhodes on a restructuring process; acted for Grant Thornton, as administrators of St John’s on the Hill School, in a pre-packaged administration sale; and also assisted Baker Tilly Creditor Services, the joint trustees in bankruptcy, with a large forensic investigation concerning a tax avoidance scheme conducted by the bankrupt.

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