Lester Aldridge has recruited partner Rebecca Walker to its restructuring and insolvency team, based in the firm’s Southampton office.

Walker, pictured above with fellow restructuring and insolvency partner Melia Hirst (left), has over 12 years’ experience, working with top city and regional practices. She has also completed a 6-month secondment to a hedge fund and a short secondment to a German law firm.

Walker's work in the restructuring and insolvency team will include handling complex restructuring and insolvencies, often involving an international or regulatory element. She will also provide strategic advice to companies and their directors in financial difficulty and insolvency practitioner clients.

Hirst commented: 'Nick Keitley and I are delighted to welcome Rebecca into our growing team, now extending our geographical reach in London, Surrey, Thames Valley and Sussex. Especially so at a time when we are seeing an upturn in clients and distressed businesses requiring our specialist assistance. Rebecca brings a whole wealth of experience to complement our own. We are excited to have her on board.'

Managing partner Matthew Barrow added: 'We are pleased to welcome Rebecca to the firm. During a time of uncertainty, Rebecca’s arrival is a positive step for our growing the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency team.'