Insolvency lawyer Olivia Robinson has been appointed as the Yorkshire vice chair of R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body.
In her new role, Olivia will work alongside the current Yorkshire chair Eleanor Temple, a barrister at Kings Chambers, and the R3 Yorkshire Committee to raise the profile of R3 and its hundreds of members and supporters in the region. She will help to promote the positive work of R3’s members who assist businesses and individuals facing financial distress. R3 is committed to supporting best practice for the insolvency and restructuring profession, as well as increasing public understanding of personal and corporate insolvency issues.
Olivia says: “Given the current political and economic turbulence, now more than ever businesses need professional advisers they can trust to help them through difficult times. I am proud to take on this role, working with Eleanor and the Yorkshire committee to champion the insolvency profession and ensure that businesses in the region are aware of the positive work done by our members in helping to save businesses and jobs.
“We are fortunate in Yorkshire to have a strong professional community with expert technical knowledge and vast experience of insolvency matters. We urge businesses to turn to our members at the first signs of financial trouble when the most options will be open to them.”
Olivia is a director at Walker Morris in Leeds where she works in the firm’s banking, restructuring and insolvency team. She has ten years’ experience dealing with all aspects of contentious and non-contentious corporate and personal insolvency with a particular focus on financial services and regulated sector insolvency practice.
Olivia has been a member of R3 for over ten years and has served on and then chaired the Yorkshire Regional New Professionals Committee throughout that time.