RSM strengthens Restructuring Advisory team with partner hire

Pictured are partners Tom Dews, Lee Lockwood, Paul O'Leary with RSM's office managing partner in Leeds, Mike Thornton

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Lee Lockwood as a partner in its Restructuring Advisory team in Leeds.

Lee joins RSM from Begbies Traynor where he gained over 13 years’ experience working alongside large corporates; lenders; and other stakeholders, advising on a range of restructuring and distressed situations. He also ran a two-year project on secondment with National Australia Bank advising on the disposal of distressed property assets.

In his new role, Lee will work with the growing restructuring advisory team at RSM to support regional businesses through unprecedented economic times.

The appointment reflects the firm’s continued commitment to invest in key talent and expertise to drive further growth, following the partner appointments of technology risk specialist Paul O’Leary and corporate tax professional Thomas Dews earlier in the year.

Michael Thornton, RSM office managing partner in Leeds, said: “We are delighted to welcome Lee to further strengthen our Restructuring Advisory team in the Leeds office. Whilst the restructuring market has been relatively quiet during the pandemic due to Government support, if the predictions are right, Lee joins us at the perfect time to help support clients as we come out of lockdown.

“This appointment also comes on the back of two recent partner hires showing our commitment to Leeds and our position at the forefront of the middle market in Yorkshire.”

Lee Lockwood said: “The restructuring advisory team at RSM is highly regarded in the market and I’m looking forward to working with the growing team to help businesses to navigate what is likely to be a difficult time for many following the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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