Clarion adds legal director and associate to specialist insolvency litigation team

Clarion adds legal director and associate to specialist insolvency litigation team

Clarion is continuing to build its specialist insolvency litigation team with the appointment of a legal director and an associate.

Emma Lowe and Cat Tanham are the latest specialist lawyers to join the dedicated contentious insolvency litigation team within Clarion’s business restructuring and insolvency practice.

Joining as a legal director, Lowe is an experienced commercial litigator with a strong track record advising UK and international clients on high-value commercial disputes.

After qualifying in 2006, Lowe went on to work for a number of well-known regional and national law firms, specialising in dispute resolution matters.

Lowe has advised clients on a range of complex commercial disputes, including shareholder disputes, contractual, confidential information and restrictive covenant claims, and civil fraud cases.

She has represented clients seeking High Court interim injunctive relief, including freezing orders, and advised on search and seizure orders. She is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.

Tanham re-joins the Clarion team as an associate with Higher Rights of Audience, having taken six months out to launch her own business.

With five years of experience in commercial dispute resolution, Tanham has managed complex cases at all stages of the litigation process in County Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal, as well as advising on disputes involving general contract law, debt, misrepresentation, professional negligence and fraud.

Roger Hutton, joint managing partner and head of the insolvency litigation team at Clarion, said: “In recent years, we have become known for our expertise on litigation arising from insolvency situations and have built up one of the largest specialist teams outside London. In fact, we often handle national cases, with a number of leading QCs regularly referring work to us, and we have been recognised in various UK-wide awards for our strength in this field.”

“With demand growing in this niche area of law, we are pleased to be expanding our six-strong dedicated team with Emma and Cat’s arrival. With 15 years’ experience in commercial litigation, specialising in contentious work and fraud, Emma will be a welcome addition to the team. While Cat, as both a business owner and solicitor, not only brings technical experience, but also a true understanding of the real-world challenges businesses currently face.”

Lowe commented: “As well as having established a reputation as one of the leading law firms in the region, Clarion is also known as one of the best employers in the country. I am, therefore, genuinely excited to have joined the firm and to be working with such an experienced and highly regarded, restructuring team.”

“I am particularly looking forward to working closely with Roger Hutton, as one of the most highly respected specialists in this area of law, to grow and shape Clarion’s contentious insolvency offering.”

Pictured: Roger Hutton, with Cat Tanham (top) and Emma Lowe (bottom) of Clarion’s contentious insolvency litigation team
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