Fraser Ritson > Addleshaw Goddard > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard
MILTON GATE
60 CHISWELL STREET
LONDON
EC1Y 4AG
England

Work Department

Business Support and Restructuring

Position

Over 20 years’ experience advising insolvency practitioners, clearing banks, financial institutions and other stake holders in relation to all aspects of under-performing or distressed corporates. Regularly advises in connection with turn around and restructuring assignments, both in and outside of formal insolvency processes. Fraser’s recent experience includes advising in the following sectors: haulage and logistics, construction, waste and recycling, hotels and healthcare. Key clients include RBS/NatWest (to whom he was seconded in 2006), Santander and HSBC.

Career

Wilson Pitts (now Begbies Traynor); trained Brooke North; qualified 1998 and worked at the firm until 2000; Addleshaw Goddard 2000 to date; RBS London May 2006-May 2007; Addleshaw Goddard partner 2007.

Memberships

Insolvency Lawyers’ Association

Education

Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Otley; University of Northumbria at Newcastle (LLB (Hons)).

Leisure

Rugby union, gardening, cooking, classic cars, Leeds United.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency

As well as its core focus servicing banks and IPs on mid-market domestic mandates, the ‘personable and approachable’ team at Addleshaw Goddard has continued to pick up a greater share of work for clients on cross-border matters. Team head Paul Fleming has been instrumental in growing this side of the practice and alongside Karl Clowry has effectively leveraged the firm’s Hong Kong corporate finance capability to pick up some high-quality creditor committee work relating to English law-governed offshore issued bonds in relation to PRC-focused restructuring situations. Fraser Ritson  provides ‘commercially pragmatic and very responsive’ advice to a range of stakeholders, primarily on domestic mandates.