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Ryan Millmore

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Corporate recovery and insolvency.


Joint managing partner and head of corporate recovery, Ryan specialises in corporate administrations and liquidations on behalf of a wide range of insolvency practitioners, as well as acting for a number of asset-based lenders both from an insolvency and turnaround aspect. Also covers personal insolvency and litigation, particularly pursuing directors for antecedent transaction claims.


Trained at the firm; qualified 2000; partner Clarion 2006; joint managing partner Clarion 2015.


Durham School; University College, London (1996 LLB Law); College of Law, York (1998 LPC).


Triathlon, including Ironman; golf; skiing; and photography.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Simon Young heads Clarion’s department, which includes IT and outsourcing specialist Dominic Higham, Roger Hutton, who handles pre-insolvency-related work; insolvency specialists Ryan Millmore and Alice Pratt, and Esther Kirwan, who focuses on IP disputes. David Williams  joined the group from Walker Morris LLP and bolstered its international litigation offering; he has notable expertise in project and joint venture disputes in Africa particularly in the oil, pharmaceuticals, distribution, IT and telecoms sectors. Recent highlights for the practice include Higham acting for Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust in claims arising from a contract with Atos regarding the implementation and maintenance of a system critical to patient care, representing Wilton UK in a claim against Banks Group arising from a joint venture agreement for the development of a site near Durham, and acting for Caddick in litigation relating to a block of residential apartments in London Docklands including associated professional negligence claims against its former solicitors. Associate Kayleigh Fantoni joined from McCormicks in 2017.

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Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Daniel Carlton leads Clarion’s practice and is noted for his debt collection and credit control service expertise particularly in the leisure, construction and manufacturing sectors. Carlton’s recent work includes acting for Shred-It on the recovery of aged debts, recovering over £2m of debt for Encon Insulation and assisting Admiral Taverns with its out of possession recovery of debts. Other clients include Asics UK, Hurst Plastics, Tunstell Healthcare, Communicorp UK and Brunwood Investments. The team also fields insolvency specialist Dale Fawcett, Kayley Hartley and Ryan Millmore, who regularly acts for asset-backed lenders.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Marie Pugh leads Clarion’s ‘excellent’ group, which is ‘easy to deal with and provides advice that is concise and specifically tailored to each situation’; Pugh made partner in 2017 and specialises in property and development finance transactions. Ben Slack, Jonathan Simms and Ryan Millmore are also names to note; Slack handles asset-based lending work, Simms regularly acts for banks, asset-based lenders and private equity houses, and Millmore focuses on insolvency work. The team recently advised Reward Capital and Reward Invoice Finance on its provision of a combined capital term loan and invoice finance facilities to a renewable energy company. Other clients include Lloyds Bank, Secure Trust Bank, Aldermore Bank, HSBC and National Westminster Bank.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Leading individuals

Ryan Millmore - Clarion

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Ryan Millmore leads the team at Clarion, which ‘will do everything its needs to do to get the job done in a quick and timely fashion’ utilising its ‘invaluable strength in the region to push matters forward in a way that works for the local legal market’. Millmore is highly regarded for his corporate insolvency expertise; he recently advised Armstrong Watson as administrators of Earn Extra 139 and acted for Kingsbridge Corporate Solutions regarding the administration of Full Gas and its ultimate sale to Trek. Clients also praise asset-based lending specialist Ben Slack, who is ‘not afraid to fight if that’s what it required’, and Alice Pratt, who focuses on insolvency work; Slack assisted DFS with its acquisition of part of Multiyork out of administration and Pratt acted for Bill Plant Driving School on its pre-pack sale. Pre-insolvency specialist Roger Hutton, Marie Pugh and ‘strong and pragmatic’ legal director Helen Bates are also names to note.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Sport

Recent highlights for Clarion's David Cunningham included advising Yorkshire County Cricket Club on a sponsorship agreement with Emerald Group for the naming rights to Headingley Stadium. The cross-department team also includes senior corporate partner Richard Moran, whose expertise encompasses the purchase, sale and funding of football and rugby clubs, stadium acquisitions and brand issues; insolvency specialist Ryan Millmore; litigators Simon Young and Dominic Higham; and commercial lawyer Matthew Hattersley.

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