PKF Littlejohn adds James Linton to lead creditor services

29 December 2022 2 min. read
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Professional services firm PKF Littlejohn has appointed James Linton to its new creditor services team. The industry veteran has spent more than 20 years in the sector, including spells with BDO and Begbies Traynor.

Based in London and Leeds, PKF Littlejohn provides a full range of audit, accountancy, tax and advisory services. The firm is re particularly well-known for working with large, complex, high-profile businesses with challenging issues in fast-moving and highly technical areas. 

As the Canary Wharf headquartered company looks to build out its new creditor services team, it has welcomed insolvency, credit and debt veteran to lead the wing. James Linton brings over 15 years of experience to the role, and will help the team serve credit managers, local authorities, debt purchasers and lawyers with lodging claims, proxy votes and providing representation at creditor meetings.

James Linton, Head of Creditor Services, PKF Littlejohn

Speaking on the new wing of the firm, Stephen Goderski, Head of Advisory at PKF in London, said, “We strive to obtain the best possible outcome when assisting creditors with the recovery of outstanding debts, and ensure that they are successfully represented. With our proactive approach, our licensed insolvency practitioners and our new creditor services team can deal with a large portfolio of active cases at once, or referrals on an ad hoc basis.”

Prior to joining PKF Littlejohn, Linton spent four years with National Creditor Services. The team of BDO UK took on various aspects of insolvency and debt management, lodging and assisting with insolvency paperwork, case administration, marketing, technical advice, assisting clients and creditors, and securing new work for the firm. In 2021, the team merged with Begbies Traynor. 

Demand for insolvencies consulting is spiking across the UK. The number of company insolvencies in England and Wales in October were 38% higher than October 2021 and 32% higher than pre-pandemic levels, with 1,948 companies filing for insolvency. The 242 compulsory liquidations reported in October this year were 400% more than last year.