Sally is a partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency Team. She qualified in 1992 having completed her training with the firm. Sally specialises in investigative work, civil fraud and asset recovery and has over 25 years’ experience acting for private and public sector clients in relation to both corporate and personal insolvencies.
Sally leads the team which acts for The Insolvency Service, an executive agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, undertaking a range of public interest work. This includes the investigation of the conduct of directors of insolvent companies, the presentation of public interest winding up petitions against live companies and the disqualification of directors, as well as advising and acting in relation to Bankruptcy Restrictions and cost collection.
Sally has experience of disqualification proceedings in Scotland as well as England and Wales.
Sally also acts for insolvency practitioners and for and in conjunction with HM Revenue & Customs providing advice on a wide range of personal and corporate insolvency issues and recovery strategy.
Sally is the lead sponsor of Community Engagement for our Responsible Business framework and is the chair of the WBD Foundation. She is a part of the Ethical Thinking Group, supporting the firm in making a positive difference to our communities.
Examples of experience include:
- Advising The Insolvency Service and providing strategic direction in numerous complex, high profile and commercially sensitive investigations involving liaison with HM Revenue & Customs, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Pensions Regulator, Trading Standards, the Police and other interested parties
- Acting for the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in public interest winding up proceedings against companies engaged in objectionable business practises often involving investment scams and other frauds
- Acting for the Secretary of State in disqualification proceeding against the director of a company which contrived and facilitated a multi-million pound pension scheme abandonment (12-year order obtained); the director of a company which breached FCA rules and guidance (12-year order obtained); and high profile proceedings in the Court of Session against the director of the company which operated Rangers Football Club (15-year order obtained)
- Acting for insolvency practitioners in a wide range of personal insolvency cases and advising in relation to recovery strategy.