Thursfields expands restructuring and insolvency services

Thursfields Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard

A specialist in restructuring and insolvency has returned to the frontline at Thursfields Solicitors to support the expansion of its growing Commercial Litigation department.

Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard has been with the leading Midlands law firm since 2013 and, following maternity leave in 2019, Thursfields created a business manager role to retain and develop her broad skills.

She will now return to fee-earning to meet a growing demand from businesses wanting to adapt to an economic downturn in the wake of COVID-19.

Stephen Rome, head of the Commercial Litigation department at Thursfields, explained that the company already had a strong restructuring and insolvency offering. “Lauren is a very welcome addition to our growing team. Her vast experience advising insolvency practitioners, business owners and private individuals on both contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters will be of real value to our clients.”

Lauren has in-depth experience of working closely with businesses in need of strategic restructuring support, a service proving popular following the impact of the global pandemic on the UK economy.

She also has specific knowledge of dealing with director disqualifications, administrations, compulsory and voluntary liquidations, personal insolvency and voluntary arrangements.

Lauren said: “The impact of Covid-19 has not been kind to many business owners but, with the right support and advice, I am confident Thursfields will be able to assist those clients on their road to recovery.”

She will continue with some management responsibilities for the firm and will lead the firm’s new private client disputes team.