Leading North West law firm Napthens has added two new members to its business recovery team, with the appointments of Stuart Beatson as legal director and Dominique Moore as business recovery executive.
Stuart brings more than 13 years of business recovery experience to the firm. He has expertise in contentious and non-contentious advice to insolvency practitioners and asset based lenders, as well as providing director advice to businesses under stress. He joins Napthens after spending the past eight years, latterly as partner, in the insolvency and business restructuring team at Taylors Solicitors, in Manchester.
Previously working as a corporate legal assistant at Napthens, Dominique has been promoted to business recovery executive and will work in a fee earning role in the team.
Napthens’ business recovery team offers expert advice predominantly to insolvency practitioner clients, which includes advising on insolvency appointments, the sale of distressed businesses, and antecedent transaction litigation.
Stuart and Dominique join partner and team leader Grahame Love and associate solicitor Laura Hartley-Williams, as part of the core business recovery team at Napthens.
The team’s growth is in line with an increasingly active insolvency and business recovery sector.
Grahame Love, business recovery partner at Napthens, said: “We work closely with a variety of insolvency practitioners as well as directly with businesses. We’re aware that both the numbers of businesses in distress and instances of formal insolvency are on the rise and that various stakeholders may benefit from the advice of decisive and experienced advisors. This is why we’re delighted to welcome Stuart and Dominique to the team. Their invaluable input will increase capacity and bolster our offering allowing us to provide greater support to our clients.”
Stuart Beatson, legal director at Napthens, said: “Napthens is a firm on a clear growth trajectory, that has been making waves in the regional market for a number of years. As we enter what is expected to be a difficult 12 to 18 months for the economy, businesses will be in need of our support as they navigate new challenges. Alongside Grahame, Laura and Dominique we’ll be focused on delivering specialist advice that makes a tangible impact on the success of our clients.”