International law firm Womble Bond Dickinson has strengthened its London restructuring and insolvency practice with the appointment of Amy Gallimore who joins as partner.

Amy specialises in corporate and personal insolvency law, representing insolvency practitioners and stakeholders affected by financial distress including directors, shareholders and creditors.

With strong expertise in the financial services sector in particular, Amy's practice encompasses advisory, disputes, transactional work and professional disciplinary issues across a wide range of sectors. In legal directories, she is described by clients as "excellent to work with", "very robust and technically able" and "highly skilled in navigating professional disciplinary investigations".

Amy's appointment follows a period of growth for Womble Bond Dickinson's UK-wide restructuring and insolvency team with the appointment of Bristol-based partner Alan Bennett and the promotion to partner of London-based Jonathan Dunkley.

Andy Stirk, Partner and Womble Bond Dickinson's Head of Restructuring in the UK, comments:

"Rising interest rates and soaring energy prices are putting a lot of pressure on UK business, and we've certainly seen an uptick in businesses seeking restructuring and insolvency advice. Amy's experience in the financial services and insurance space bolsters the expertise of our London team and we're thrilled to welcome her on board."

Amy adds:

"Having just returned to work from maternity leave, I am very pleased to be joining Womble Bond Dickinson. I look forward to working with colleagues across the firm to grow our restructuring and insolvency practice and support our financial institutions sector group and the impressive client roster we represent."

Amy is the latest in a series of partner appointments in Womble Bond Dickinson's London office with Rebecca Ferguson and Carl Powlson recently joining the firm's corporate team.

Amy Gallimore