Nelsons poaches insolvency trio from rival

Law firm Nelsons has welcomed a trio of new arrivals to its insolvency team.

Adrian Slater, along with senior associate Hayley Brown and associate Abbie Fotheringham, have made the move from Knights to Nelsons’ Nottingham office.

With over 25 years of experience, Slater brings expertise in insolvency matters and commercial debt collection. His focus lies in investigating the causes of company failures and pursuing claims to maximise assets for creditors’ benefit.

His career journey began at Eking Manning, an independent Nottingham firm, where he advanced in a two-partner insolvency team, gaining significant experience in both domestic and cross-border insolvency litigation across Europe and the US.

He then joined Edwards Geldard after its acquisition of Eking Manning in 2000, collaborating with Brown, who joined in 2006 and established herself in bankruptcy work.

In 2011, Slater transitioned to Fraser Brown before reuniting with Hayley at Knights in 2019 to help build an insolvency team.

The team further expanded with the addition of Fotheringham, who joined upon qualification in April 2023 after Knights’ acquisition in 2020.

Chief executive, Stuart Vandermark said: “I am thrilled to welcome Adrian, Hayley and Abbie to Nelsons. The team are very well connected in the insolvency sector and bring with them a real depth of expertise and an excellent reputation. I have known Adrian and Hayley for around 20 years and it’s exciting to bring them to Nelsons to strengthen our offering.

“Their decision to move as a team to Nelsons as their first choice is a testament to our fantastic reputation and highlights how our culture, growth and ambitious plans continue to make us an attractive destination. We look forward to the part they will play in driving the growth of our team and Nelsons.”

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