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Job Title: Head of Department
Corp. Recovery and Insolvency
Richard joined JMW in January 2009 as head of the Corporate Recovery and Insolvency department.
Richard specialises in both corporate and personal insolvency (including administrations, receiverships, creditors voluntary/compulsory/provisional/members voluntary liquidations, directors' disqualification and related matters). He advises a wide variety of clients including public and private companies, secured lenders, insolvency practitioners, invoice discounters and accountants as well as private individuals.
He has worked on a number of notable/high profile matters including acting for the administrators of the Allsports group of companies, acting for the then purchasers of the Texstyle World chain of home improvement stores in Scotland out of administration and acting for the administrators of Blackpool Automotive Limited (formerly TVR Engineering).
More recently Richard has acted for Richer Sounds on the acquisition of certain assets from the administrators of Empire Direct, for N Brown Group plc on the acquisition out of administration of the business and assets of High and Mighty and for the joint administrators of Branton Bridge Solicitors, a Manchester-based personal injury practice.
Richard has spoken at a number of client conferences and seminars as well as at R3 events and courses. He has chaired a series of personal insolvency annual conferences in Manchester as well as chairing the firm's first ever full conference event in Manchester and external insolvency conferences in London and Manchester.
Richard is a full member of both the Insolvency Lawyers Association and R3 (the Association of Business Recovery Professionals). He also currently holds the position of Chair for R3 in the North West and sits on R3's national committee for Members & Member Services as well as being a regional member of R3’s national council.
Richard is ranked in the 2011 Power 100, the independent index of the 100 most influential people in the UK insolvency industry compiled by Insolvency Today Magazine.
Legal directory Chambers and Partners 2014 comments that Richard Wolff ‘has a solid reputation in the market. Sources say he is "very, very competent" and "technically very able". His strong links with the R3 association demonstrate his considerable knowledge of the field'. The Legal 500 ranking of 2014 stated 'Richard Wolff leads an effective team that provides relevant experience and pragmatic advice'.
Richard was noted in Chambers 2015 for his 'thorough approach to all matters' and praised for 'putting together a good and effective team at JMW' and most recently Richard has been described in Chambers and Partners 2016 as having "a particularly deep understanding of insolvency situations in the retail sector."