Lewis Onions Solicitors is a firm of Solicitors and Licensed Insolvency Practitioners based in the Jewellery Quarter in the centre of Birmingham. Specialising in insolvency matters, we deal with all legal aspects relating to every formal insolvency procedure, corporate and personal, and all other aspects of business turnaround, restructure and rescue. Our practice is not limited to any particular form of business, whether by constitution, size, trade type or location.
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Joshua AtkinsWe are delighted to announce the appointment of Joshua Atkins as an assistant Solicitor. Josh joins us from Ashtons Solicitors, Cambridge. Joshua will be focusing on developing his commercial practice, dealing with a range of corporate matters including business restructuring and insolvency related instructions.
Away from workIn his spare time, Joshua spends a large proportion of his free time either playing or watching sport. He plays rugby for Spartans RUFC which by a quirk of coincidence is the club with which Sandy has been associated for many years. Josh has been affiliated to Spartans RUFC on and off for the last 16 years. Outside of his love for sport, Joshua is enjoying settling into life in Birmingham.
Career to dateAshtons, Cambridge
How can Joshua help you?
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Lewis OnionsLewis qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and as an Insolvency Practitioner in 1997. He established Lewis Onions Solicitors in 2002 after 12 years insolvency experience latterly as a partner at a large Midlands legal firm.
Away from workLewis enjoys practising at golf, motorcycling and watching rugby football and netball.
Career to dateLewis deals with all aspects of contentious and non-contentious insolvency law, business advice and turnaround. He has assisted and advised businesses and individuals through two recessions.
How can Lewis help you?Lewis provides strategic advice tailored to the particular needs and problems facing underperforming businesses dedicated to achieving the best commercial solution.
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Alison BeardAlison leads the contentious litigation team dealing both with corporate and individual insolvency.
Away from workAlison spends her time with her husband and two young daughters, fitting in the occasional run when she can.
Career to dateAlison qualified in 2000 before moving to Lewis Onions Solicitors in 2005. Following the successful completion of JIEB examinations, Alison became a qualified Insolvency Practitioner in 2007. She is now authorised to act as a non-appointment taking Licensed Insolvency Practitioner.
How can Alison help you?Alison can assist with all queries regarding litigation matters, both insolvency related and generally.
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Ruth ShillamRuth conducts a large proportion of the firm’s corporate insolvency work.
Away from workRuth idles away her spare time catching up with family and friends in all corners of the UK.
Career to dateRuth joined the firm as a newly qualified solicitor in 2005 having trained with a High Street firm on the South Coast. Since that time, Ruth has developed extensive knowledge of all aspects of corporate insolvency and refinancing and is one of the firm’s four directors.
How can Ruth help you?Ruth can assist by providing advice on all aspects of corporate insolvency and refinancing work.
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Martin LordMartin has specialised in personal insolvency matters for over 20 years and joined Lewis Onions Solicitors in 2007.
Away from workMartin enjoys a round of golf or a long and scenic bike ride to keep his toned physique in shape.
Career to dateMartin qualified as a Legal Executive in 1988 and specialises in both contentious and non-contentious personal insolvency matters including Bankruptcy and Individual Voluntary Arrangements.
How can Martin help you?Martin can assist individuals, insolvency practitioners and directors with all forms of personal insolvency matters.
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Steven CunliffeSteven specialises in property matters and has many years’ experience in this area of law.
Away from workSteven enjoys the quiet life away from the hustle and bustle as well as a glass of ginger wine with a cheeky dash of whisky.
Career to dateSteven started his career at a Magic Circle law firm in London and later practiced at a multinational law firm in Birmingham where he acted for various FTSE 100 clients. He joined Lewis Onions Solicitors in December 2014.
How can Steven help you?Steven can assist with providing advice on all property related matters including acquisitions and disposals, financing and leasing.
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