James is highly skilled at working closely with management and stakeholders including lenders, shareholders and pension trustees, to clearly identify key objectives and then develop and implement effective solutions to meet the agreed goals.
James works with businesses and stakeholders to effect solvent restructuring solutions, including solvent liquidations, corporate simplification, capital reductions and corporate exit management.
James also has extensive experience working closely with directors and stakeholders of distressed businesses and groups, developing and implementing turnaround and business recovery solutions in order to rescue the business and protect the position of its stakeholders.
James is also a qualified Insolvency Practitioner and, if it becomes necessary to rescue the business through an insolvency process, or if a rescue is not possible, he can quickly identify and implement the appropriate formal insolvency process to minimise the loss for all stakeholders.
James qualified as an accountant and insolvency practitioner during over 10 years at Deloitte and has enjoyed nearly 20 years in the restructuring, distressed turnaround and insolvency industry.
James has worked on solvent restructurings ranging from international groups down to single solvent liquidations.
James is also skilled at Corporate Exit Management, assisting directors and shareholders with cost-effectively and efficiently winding down the trading of a business, realisation of its assets, identifying and managing environmental and other risks, sensitively managing the redundancy of employees and liquidating the legal entity.
James has also worked on a wide range of distressed businesses and sectors, including a stockbroker holding assets valued at over £300m, investment vehicles, pub and restaurant chains, hotel group, construction companies, automotive sector businesses, individual trading businesses and partnerships and individuals in financial difficulty.
James is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and R3-The Association of Business Recovery Professionals.