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Restructuring & Insolvency Team

Restructuring & Insolvency

Managing Director

Managing Director - Richard TillName:  Richard Till
Role:  Managing Director of Greenfield Recovery Ltd

  • More than 30 years of restructuring and insolvency experience.
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Partners & Insolvency Practitioners

Partner - Esther PaulName:  Esther Paul
Role:  Partner

  • Over 20 years insolvency experience.
  • Previously managed a wide variety of corporate cases, mainly Administrations and Voluntary Liquidations.  Also managed a number of trading Administrations
  • Oversee all matters relating to the office, both insolvency related and non-insolvency related.

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Partner & Insolvency Practitioner - Sajid Sattar Name:  Sajid Sattar
Role:  Partner & Insolvency Practitioner
Accreditations:  BA (Hons), FCCA, and MABRP

  • A licensed Insolvency Practitioner (ICAEW) who has over 20 years restructuring and insolvency experience.
  • A wide ranging experience that covers all aspects of business rescue and insolvency procedures, with a particular expertise in corporate cases.
  • A broad range of technical knowledge.  Regularly provides restructuring advice to the management of small to medium sized companies.
  • Over time has built excellent relationships with accountants, solicitors and financial institutions and regularly provides restructuring advice to their clients.
  • Sajid qualified as an accountant and gained extensive knowledge and experience in audit, advisory and tax.  He commenced his insolvency career with PKF which subsequently merged with BDO LLP and joined Mazars LLP as a director before joining Greenfield Recovery Limited.

Contact Sajid | LinkedIn

Partner - Philip Ballard & Insolvency Practitioner Name: Philip Ballard
Role: Partner & Insolvency Practitioner
Accreditations: FCCA, FNARA and MIPA.

  • A licensed Insolvency Practitioner (ICAEW) with over 10 years of restructuring and insolvency experience.
  • A broad knowledge of all areas of insolvency with specific expertise in construction, tax avoidance and property related matters.
  • Regularly provides advice to small to medium sized companies and has a strong relationship with many accountants, solicitors and lenders.
  • Phil started his career in insolvency in 2007 and has since administered a vast number of corporate and personal insolvency processes covering a wide range of industries.  Phil became a chartered accountant in 2012 and subsequently became a fellow of the Association of Property & Fixed Charge Receivers (NARA).  In 2018 Phil obtained his insolvency licence and became a director of a respected insolvency firm based in Coventry, before joining Greenfield Recovery Limited as a partner.

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Name: Louise Norton-Smith
Role: Manager
Accreditations: MAAT

  • Over 11 years insolvency experience that covers corporate cases, mainly Administrations (including trading Administrations) and both Creditors and Members Voluntary Liquidations.

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Michelle Dutton 
Role: Personal Insolvency Manager
ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency

    • Over 13 years experience in insolvency, predominately with Individual Voluntary Arrangements and Company Voluntary Arrangements
    • Managed a range of Voluntary Arrangements including sole traders and partnerships
    • Previous experience with Bankruptcy Support and debt management
    • Passed ICAEW Certificate of Insolvency in 2013

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Insolvency Administrators

Name: Sam Shepherd
Role: Senior Insolvency Administrator
Accreditations: Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI) 

  • 9 Years in the insolvency industry. A wide range of experience that covers personal and corporate insolvency.
  • Passed CPI in 2015.

Contact Sam

 Hilary Gumbs
Role: Insolvency Administrator

  • 11 years insolvency experience.
  • Experience includes both personal and corporate insolvency.

Contact Hilary 

 Diane Chapman 
Role: Insolvency Administrator

  • 16 years of experience in insolvency, closing both personal and corporate liquidations.

Contact Diane

Name: William Carter
Role:  Insolvency Administrator

  • 2 years' experience in insolvency, dealing primarily with corporate insolvencies

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Name: Edward Gordon
Role: Insolvency Administrator
Accreditations: BA (Hons)

  • 1 year in industry as part of degree placement (Greenfield Recovery).

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Name: Adam Paxton
Role: Insolvency Administrator
  • 2 years’ experience, dealing with both corporate and personal insolvency appointments.
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Tom Grant
Role: Insolvency Administrator
Accreditations: BA (Hons) in Business Management
  • Tom has recently graduated from Derby University having obtained a 2:1 in his BA (Hons) Business Management degree. 

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Insolvency Cashiers

Name: Rachel Heathcote
Role: Insolvency Cashier

  • 13 years cashiering experience.
  • Dealing with the cashiering of both personal and corporate cases.

Contact Rachel


Name: Heather Balnave
Role: Apprentice

Joe Billington
Role: Apprentice

Gabriel Stevens
Role: Apprentice
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Heather Harrison
Role: Apprentice
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