Insolvency expert Jennifer Lockhart joins Brabners as Partner

09 October 2020 2 min. read
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UK law firm Brabners has appointed a new Partner to its insolvency and restructuring practice. Jennifer Lockhart brings 16 years of experience providing legal advice to the businesses.

Brabners is an independent law firm based in the North West of England, providing a full service legal offering. With offices in Liverpool, Manchester and Preston and nearly 400 colleagues, including 70+ partners. Brabners is home to nationally recognised experts in practice areas covering commercial, corporate, employment, family, litigation, private client and property and construction.

As Brabners looks to boost its capacity for legal work relating to insolvencies, it has appointed Jennifer Lockhart to its Partner team. Lockhart specialises in insolvency matters and has advised on several complex cases involving director misfeasance, fraudulent trading and payment of unlawful dividends. She will now lead the firm’s insolvency and restructuring efforts.

Jennifer Lockhart, Partner, Brabners

Managing Partner Nik White commented, “Jennifer is a hugely experienced lawyer and will bring crucial expertise and specialisms to our insolvency and restructuring team. Covid-19 has created major challenges for businesses to remain viable. With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme coming to a close this autumn and government-backed emergency loans due for repayment next spring, those challenges are only set to increase for many.”

Recognised by the Legal 500 as a ‘Next Generation Partner’, Lockhart joins from Hillyer McKeown. She has 16 years of experience providing legal advice to businesses, individuals and insolvency industry professionals, with a client list comprising international, mid-market and boutique advisory firms including KPMG, Grant Thornton, Mazars, and Begbies Traynor.

Lockhart stated, “No company wants to think about insolvency or restructuring but the harsh reality of the current economic situation means that more and more are having to consider which parts of their business are best-placed to help them succeed in the future. An increase in insolvencies brings with it the greater exposure to company directors and it’s important that we look to protect the directors, employees and creditors of those businesses struggling to remain afloat.”