Published: 5th September 2018
Fox Hayes LLP, a Leeds based property conveyancing practice, sold its traditional commercial and private client business employing around 40 staff to another practice. The deal did not include the Fox Hayes’ volume conveyancing business. Following this, the practice experienced problems when a major provider of remortgage work reduced its panel of legal firms and withdrew its current instructions of about 3,550. Our team of administrators was successful in pre-packing the sale of the remaining practice to a number of other firms, preserving a proportion of jobs and ensuring that the interests of the firm’s clients were looked after on an ongoing basis.
Following graduation from the University of Hull, Julian qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in Leeds. After a short time with Baker Tilly, in 1989, together with David Wilson, he established Wilson Pitts, a specialist independent practice dealing with all aspects of insolvency and corporate recovery work. In 2006, the Wilson Pitts practice was acquired by Begbies Traynor where Julian is now the Joint Regional Managing Partner for the North-East region.