Louise Baxter has joined the firm as a director from Peters Elworthy & Moore and will head up the new office.
Louise Baxter has been working as an insolvency practitioner for over 25 years and has been based in Cambridge for the last 20 years.
John Kelly, regional managing partner of Begbies Traynor, said: “This is a very significant move for the firm because of the challenges facing the local economy in the recession.
“Our firm, which always seeks to find imaginative solutions to aid a business’s survival, is delighted Mary, who is well known and respected for her direct approach to financially stressed businesses, is joining our team and developing our presence in the East of England.
Louise Baxter said: “I have advised company directors and shareholders throughout my career, dealing with solvent, rescue and insolvent scenarios.
“It is so important to seek advice early, and that is why my initial free consultation can be so useful to the stakeholders and their professional advisors.
“At that first meeting we will discuss the options available and then we can consider the implications of each possible course of action.
“If necessary I can also draw upon the expertise of my colleagues who specialise in business and personal tax, and corporate finance.
“If you think it could be useful to talk through your situation with an impartial and experienced adviser, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our initial discussions will of course be confidential. ”
Louise, a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association, R3 and the Institute of Credit Management, joined Taylor Gotham Fry (now the Southend office of Begbies Traynor) in 1993. She deals with corporate insolvency procedures including liquidations, receiverships and administrations.