Leading law firm Foot Anstey starts the New Year with the arrival of Joanne Rumley, restructuring and insolvency partner who joins our Corporate team.

Joanne joins from Bond Dickinson, with nearly 20 years' experience in all aspects of corporate rescue, restructure, turnaround and insolvency including both formal and non-formal procedures.

She is a significant figure in the region and has been involved in high profile transactions both regionally and nationally.

She regularly acts for distress lenders both in acquiring debt or equity and then managing their exposure including via exit, as well as closely advising directors of businesses in financial difficulty. Clients include boards of companies, insolvency practitioners, banks, financial institutions, creditors, turnaround specialists, distressed equity investors and stakeholders.   She has vast experience in several industry sectors including retail, energy, education and health care sectors and is one of only a few lawyers nationally with experience of the special administration regime for investment banks.

Joanne is a fantastic addition to Foot Anstey's team, bringing skills and expertise to the team that our clients demand. Her wealth of experience gained from working within and for different businesses across our core sectors is exciting and valuable. She's a great asset and I look forward to working closely with her

Will Whitt, Head of Banking & Financial Services

Joanne is the latest in a series of strategic hires for Foot Anstey developing and deepening their sector experience. This appointment continues to build on the firm's positive growth and sector focus; the firm recently reported 20% growth in their sectors, with overall growth of 12% and turnover increasing to £36m. Over the past five years the turnover has grown by 60%, which puts the firm amongst the fastest growing in the industry.