Insolvency expert Yvonne Brady joins Morton Fraser
Morton Fraser has appointed one of Scotland’s most respected restructuring and insolvency lawyers, Yvonne Brady, as head of strategy for restructuring and insolvency.
The position has been created by Morton Fraser specifically for Ms Brady, who began her role this week.
Her career spans 30 years in the restructuring and insolvency market in Scotland. She joins from Shepherd and Wedderburn, where she was partner in corporate recovery, and head of diversity, development and inclusion.
In 2019, she was named Best Professional in Business at the Scottish Women’s Awards and was also inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame the previous year.
Ms Brady is a trustee on the board of Quarriers and convenor of the Law Society of Scotland’s Insolvency Specialists Committee, and is one of the trustees of the Leuchie Forever Fund which supports a specialist respite care provider in East Lothian.
Chris Harte, CEO at Morton Fraser, said: “Creating this role and appointing Yvonne is a significant step for Morton Fraser. Her profile, not just in corporate insolvency, but the wider Scottish business landscape, makes her an exciting addition to our senior team.
“Yvonne brings a wealth of experience in a field that will prove crucial in Scotland’s economic recovery from the pandemic and means Morton Fraser continues to have the right people offering clients the best advice possible.”
Ms Brady said: “It is no secret that Scottish businesses are facing challenges navigating the financial difficulties brought upon by the pandemic. I am looking forward to helping the team at Morton Fraser work with clients to offer the best advice possible to help them reset and head into the ‘new normal’ in as strong a position as possible.
“Morton Fraser’s approach to agility, flexibility, commitment to clarity and commerciality as well as its depth and quality of talent were important factors in joining the firm.”