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James Richardson

Partner and Head of Business Recovery & Insolvency

James has over 26 years experience of advising insolvency practitioners, banks, funders, asset based lenders, directors and individuals in respect of all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency.

He has a wide and varied understanding of many industry sectors and the particular stresses and pressures that cause financial difficulties. He uses his wealth of knowledge to tailor pragmatic solution led advice.

Having considerable and recognised skills in both the contentious and non contentious arenas James has the versatility to handle a wide variety of assignments from the most straightforward to those of great complexity.


Career Milestones

  • 1986  Graduated from the University of Leeds : LLB
  • 1989  Qualified as a Solicitor with DLA
  • 1997  Became a Partner at DLA
  • 2005  Became a Partner at Lee & Priestley
  • 2011  Became Managing Partner at Lee & Priestley
  • 2012 Merged Lupton Fawcett with Lee & Priestley and became a Director, and Member of the Management Board, at Lupton Fawcett Lee & Priestley (now Lupton Fawcett LLP)
  • 2014 Departmental Head - Business Recovery and Insolvency

What Others Say

His expertise in restructuring and corporate insolvency matters has added a layer of depth to the team, according to clients. - Chambers & Partners UK

"commercial and responsive" and is someone clients "would not hesitate to recommend." - Chambers & Partners UK

Professional Societies

  • R3
  • Insolvency Lawyers Association
  • Member R3 Yorkshire Regional Committee

When not at work

James enjoys skiing, cooking, playing the guitar and travel - especially to Italy. He has also taken up road cycling.

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