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Lupton Fawcett

Work 0113 280 2000
Fax 0113 245 6782
730000 LEEDS-70
Leeds, Sheffield, York

James Richardson

Work 0113 280 2018
Lupton Fawcett

Work Department

Business Recovery and Insolvency


Partner and head of the Business Recovery and Insolvency department. James has over 24 years’ experience of advising insolvency practitioners, banks, funders, asset based lenders, directors and individuals in respect of all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency. He has a wide and varied understanding of many industry sectors and the particular stresses and pressures that cause financial difficulties. He uses his wealth of knowledge to tailor pragmatic solution led advice. Having considerable and recognised skills in both the contentious and non-contentious arenas James has the versatility to handle a wide variety of assignments from the most straightforward to those of great complexity.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Lupton Fawcett’s debt recovery expertise sits in its business recovery and insolvency department under the leadership of James Richardson and Nigel Whitfield in Leeds and York respectively. The team handles the full array of debt recovery advice including contract work, information collection, credit control issues and procedures, pre-legal collections, bankruptcy petitions and enforcement procedures. Clients include local businesses, schools, landlords and blue-chip companies. Senior debt recovery executive Daniel Elsworth is a key name for commercial debt recovery work.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Lupton Fawcett’s ‘fast, responsive and knowledgeable’ team ‘constantly goes the extra mile to achieve the client’s goals’ and is recognised for its experience in handling distressed or insolvent legal practices and large property portfolios of insolvent property groups. The group’s client base includes lenders, banks and insolvency practitioners; it recently advised Clark Business Recovery as administrator on a hostile appointment following a director dispute, assisted Begbies Traynor as administrators of Drawn Metal and DML Architectural, and acted for KPMG as administrators of BioEden. The ‘well-experienced and approachableJames Richardson leads the department, which also includes personal insolvency specialist Nigel Whitfield, who is ‘tenacious and pragmatic’; ‘safe pair of handsDavid Smyllie, who is noted for his defendant director disqualification work; and director Tom Whiteside.

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