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Schofield Sweeney’s growth continues

September kicked off to a busy start as five new faces joined the team.

Schofield Sweeney has extended its expertise in finance and restructuring with the appointment of Richard Fergusson, pictured centre, as a partner.

Richard joins the firm from hlw Keeble Hawson, where he was a partner for 15 years, and will work alongside partners David Arundel and Amar Rashid, further strengthening the existing team.

Richard has strong connections in the Leeds business community and in the local insolvency markets, having advised companies and individuals in stressed situations for over 24 years. He is also a licensed Insolvency Practitioner.

Chris Schofield, chairman of Schofield Sweeney commented,

"We have known Richard for many years and seen him provide supportive and pro-active advice.  Our ethos is to provide clear and pragmatic advice to companies and entrepreneurs so we feel Richard will fit in well with our approach. We have expanded our finance and restructuring team over the past few years having seen clients appreciate the positive influence it can bring and we are confident that Richard will enhance and help further develop this."

Richard said, "Schofield Sweeney has developed since its founding in 1998 into one of the region's major commercial legal advisors. Insolvency is no longer about solely dealing with the aftermath of failed businesses but is now much more about helping provide support and protect value in businesses so complements a practice with a growing commercial base like Schofield Sweeney. I really look forward to helping enhance the breath of advice and support we can offer our clients."

A further four positions were filled by Ruth Maltby, a newly qualified solicitor who joins the commercial property team, Legal Apprentice Lois Smith and trainees Junaid Saleem and Abigail Falshaw.


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Top Left - Right Claire Harrison, who joined in August, Ruth Maltby, Junaid Saleem

Bottom Left - Right Lois Smith & Abigail Falshaw