Restructuring & insolvency partner joins Cheltenham law firm

Cheltenham-based professional services firm Knights has recruited an expert in restructuring and insolvency with over 11 years’ experience to its growing team.

Stephen Young joins the firm as a partner and will be responsible for building and developing the insolvency offering at Knights.

He brings with him a wealth of experience in dealing with corporate and personal insolvency issues, including litigious and transactional matters. Stephen acts for insolvency officeholders, as well as others affected by insolvency, including businesses facing financial difficulty, directors, lenders and creditors.

“I’ve worked on some very interesting assignments over the years which have resulted in assets being recovered for creditors, or assisting businesses faced with the prospect of insolvency,” said Stephen.

Some of my work has had a cross-border element and I have experience in securing and recovering assets from outside the UK, such as Spain, Switzerland, Bulgaria, South Africa and the USA. Now I’m delighted to be joining the growing team at Knights.”

“The firm has an excellent reputation for its modern approach to service delivery and really understands its clients’ needs and strives to achieve the best possible results for them.

“I am looking forward to helping Knights grow its current client base through my existing contacts and offering expert advice on restructuring and insolvency issues.”

Mark Anton-Smith, managing partner at Knights’ Cheltenham office said that Stephen’s appointment was another key step forward in the firm’s ambitious strategy for growth.

He said: “Stephen joins us with specialist experience in restructuring and insolvency including asset sales and buying and selling out of administration. I’m confident his experience will bring benefits to our growing team and will make a big impact on the support we can offer our clients.”

Stephen qualified in 2004 and will be based at the Knights’ Cheltenham office.

Knights has an ambitious expansion strategy to become a top 100 law firm by 2017 and is one of the fastest-growing law firms in the UK with offices in Chester, Staffordshire and Derby.