Richard, who joins from JMW where he established the firm’s insolvency practice over a decade ago, brings nearly 25 years’ experience to the role. He will assist in team growth and development, as well as the expansion of the practice’s client base and professional network.
Specialising in both non-contentious and contentious insolvency and restructuring work, Richard has acted for a wide variety of clients – from insolvency practitioners and lenders, to corporates and private individuals.
Paul Jonson, senior partner at Pannone, said: “We’re delighted to welcome someone of Richard’s calibre to the firm, as we look to expand our expertise and reach within the insolvency and restructuring market.
“The insolvency landscape has changed markedly over the last 12 months and, as a firm, we are keen to capitalise on those developments by strengthening our team.”
Richard’s arrival follows the appointment of Georgina Bligh-Smith, as a paralegal in the insolvency and restructuring team. She will work alongside Richard, together with associate partner, Daniel Clarke, and senior associate, Heather Morris.
Richard commented: “Pannone has an excellent reputation for its ethos and outlook and has exciting ambition and aspirations for insolvency and restructuring as a core practice area within the firm – something that really drew me to the role.
“Over the next 12 months, there will undoubtedly be a period of sustained development and growth for this area of practice within the firm, as the pace within the insolvency and restructuring marketplace shifts up a gear off the back of the coronavirus pandemic and the withdrawal of the government and legislative-backed support measures for the UK economy.”