Womble Bond Dickinson has bolstered its restructuring proposition with the appointment of a new industry expert.

Victoria Procter has joined the firm’s restructuring team as a legal director, working in WBD’s Leeds office.

Victoria joins the team after spending over 12 years at Eversheds, specialising in all non-contentious aspects of restructuring work for banks, accountants, corporate clients and other stakeholders on all aspects of distressed lending, restructuring and corporate insolvency.

Victoria has significant experience in finance and corporate sectors and more recently, dealing with failed domestic energy suppliers, which complements WBD's credentials in this sector.

Victoria is well connected in the local and national restructuring markets with Insolvency Practitioners, lenders and other key stakeholders. Her recruitment strengthens the WBD restructuring team on both a local and national basis and will help the team continue to win mandates on high profile matters.

Commenting on her appointment, Victoria said:

"I am delighted to join the WBD restructuring team in Leeds. My varied experience will enable me to play an instrumental role within the team, supporting the firm’s existing excellent client base and their wider plans for growth in the restructuring market.”

Andy Stirk, national head of restructuring at Womble Bond Dickinson, commented:

"Victoria is an exceptionally talented restructuring lawyer and well regarded by clients and peers in the market. Victoria's appointment strengthens the expertise and service we provide to our clients, and we are delighted to welcome her to the team."