Jon Whitbread

Jon Whitbread

Partner

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Jon spent the first part of his legal career with Wragge & Co in Birmingham. Having moved to Harrison Clark Rickerbys to build up its insolvency team, and having established that team as one of the pre-eminent teams outside London, Jon now focuses his time and expertise in working with management teams and other stakeholders of distressed businesses to try and turnaround their operations. He also acts for specialist turnaround funds in connection with their investment/acquisition activities.

Whilst Jon’s expertise covers many different sectors and industries he has a particular specialism in dealing with manufacturing businesses. Jon’s approach to restructuring situations has earned him a reputation for coming up with innovative solutions in even the most desperate situations. Jon’s creative approach not only applies to his work but also to how that work is paid for; the last thing a distressed business needs is to be saddled with significant adviser fees.

In the most recent Legal 500 directory, which rates lawyers and their firms, Jon was described as:

” ‘an impressive leader of a progressive team’ which provides ‘sound and reliable advice’ “

Head of group Jonathan Whitbread is “well connected in the corporate restructuring and insolvency world.” Clients note that he is an “impressive” lawyer, “and very, very good at guiding clients from A to B.”

Chambers and Partners rankings

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Testimonials

Jonathan Whitbread – Chambers & Partners 2018

Jonathan Whitbread (Band 3 – Individual Ranking – Restructuring/Insolvency – South West) of Harrison Clark Rickerbys is known for his representation of management teams of distressed businesses and turnaround funds in a variety of restructuring situations. He frequently acts for distressed businesses in the manufacturing sector.

Insolvency and corporate recovery – Legal 500 Rankings 2016

At Harrison Clark Rickerbys, Jonathan Whitbread handles the full range of contentious and non-contentious corporate and personal insolvency issues. BDO, SKG Capital and KPMG are clients

Insolvency and corporate recovery – Legal 500 Rankings 2016

Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ team saw an increase in restructuring assignments and also secured new clients such as Quantuma and SKG Capital. Cheltenham-based practice head Jonathan Whitbread and senior associate Hayley Hooper, who is based in Worcester, represented private equity clients on a number of insolvent acquisitions. Sam Payne, who is recommended as being ‘very good to have on your side’ now leads the team.

Acquisition of a Business

We instructed HCR in relation to the acquisition of the business and assets of an anaerobic digestion plant technology provider on a pre-pack basis. HCR were able to offer a range of specialist services, with the restructuring, commercial property and energy and renewables teams working closely with each other in order to facilitate a seamless transition of the business within only 4 days which led to the preservation of a number of jobs and, despite the very tight time scale, ensuring all areas of risk were addressed and covered off.

We are always impressed by the responsiveness and commerciality of the teams at HCR and this transaction was no different.

Chris Campbell from Rcapital

Jonathan Whitbread – Chambers and Partners 2016

Jonathan Whitbread is head of Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Cheltenham office and commands a fine reputation for his work on turnarounds.

Jon Whitbread – The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2015 rankings

Jon Whitbread is recommended.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2015 rankings

Jonathan Whitbread – Chambers and Partners

“Sources admire Jonathan Whitbread as a skilled and personable lawyer who is great to work with.”

Chambers and Partners

Jonathan Whitbread- Chambers and Partners 2014

Head of group Jonathan Whitbread is “well connected in the corporate restructuring and insolvency world.” Clients note that he is an “impressive” lawyer, “and very, very good at guiding clients from A to B.”

Chambers and Partners rankings 2014

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2013 rankings – Insolvency and corporate recovery

At Harrison Clark Rickerbys, Jon Whitbread specialises in automotive and food sector insolvency, and Derek Jones is experienced in both litigation and mediation.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2013 rankings


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