Morton Fraser makes significant senior hire as first head of strategy for restructuring and insolvency

Yvonne Brady, first head of strategy at Morton Fraser

MORTON Fraser has appointed one of Scotland’s most respected restructuring and insolvency lawyers, Yvonne Brady, as Head of Strategy – Restructuring and Insolvency. The position has been created by Morton Fraser specifically for Yvonne, who began her role on Monday 12th April.

Yvonne’s 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, Yvonne was named Best Professional in Business at the Scottish Women’s Awards and was also inducted in to the Legal 500 Hall of Fame the previous year.

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.”

Yvonne Brady, Head of Strategy – Restructuring and Insolvency at Morton Fraser added: “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 in to 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.”

Yvonne has also held roles at DLA Piper LLP and HBJ Gateley (now Addleshaws) and holds numerous charity roles – she is a Trustee on the board of Quarriers and Convenor of the Law Society of Scotland Insolvency Specialists Committee, and is one of the Trustees of the Leuchie Forever Fund which supports a specialist respite care provider in East Lothian.

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