Leanne Schneider-Rose > Sydney Mitchell LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Sydney Mitchell LLP
B2 5TJ

Work Department

Restructuring and insolvency


Leanne is a Partner specialising in Restructuring and Insolvency.  Leanne has over 20 years experienced dealing with corporate and personal insolvency matters both contentious and non-contentious.  Leanne acts for lenders, insolvency practitioners and receivers. Leanne also acts for individuals involved in insolvency claims and directors facing misfeasance or wrongful trading claims and directors disqualification proceedings.

Leanne has developed a particular specialism in the law relating to Receivers dealing with the appointment of Receivers (fixed charge or LPA) and advising Receivers on their duties and powers.

Clients that Leanne acts for include; FRP Advisory LLP, Poppleton & Appleby, Smith Copper, AIB and West Bromwich Commercial Limited.


Qualified 1999; trained Harrison Clark Solicitors,  Clifford Chance Frankfurt 2004; Rubric Legal Edgbaston 2005; Sydney Mitchell LLP 2007 to date.




R3; member of the Association of Property & Fixed Charge Receivers (NARA).


University of the West of England.


Reading and keeping fit.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

Leanne Schneider-Rose leads Sydney Mitchell LLP‘s team, whose expertise includes defended debt cases, return of goods claims, repossession claims, winding up petitions and statutory demands. The firm’s strong credentials in the debt recovery arena sees it act for clients such as insolvency practitioners, small businesses and professional services firms, among others. Kamal Majevadia is another notable individual.

West Midlands > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

On the contentious side, Sydney Mitchell LLP‘s team head Leanne Schneider-Rose is experienced in handling a wide range of claims for insolvency practitioners, such as those involving transactions at undervalue, preferential claims, directors’ misfeasance and debt collection. Non-contentious work is also a mainstay of the work undertaken by the group, which also generates mandates from lenders and distressed companies. Senior associate Emma Birch joined from Weightmans LLP.