Ellisons Solicitors now boasts the largest specialist insolvency team in Essex and Suffolk, following the appointment of a new solicitor, Hayley Songhurst. A highly-trained and experienced professional, Hayley specialises in insolvency law and debt recovery, and she will be based at the firm’s Colchester headquarters at Headgate Court, Head Street.

Hayley qualified in 2003 and is a member of R3 (the trade association for the UK’s insolvency, restructuring, advisory, and turnaround professionals) and the ILA (Insolvency Lawyers’ Association). She has also completed the CPI (Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency).

Hayley said: “I am excited to join Ellisons and am looking forward to working with existing contacts and making new ones, whilst achieving commercially-rewarding resolutions for clients.”

Scott Porter, lead insolvency Partner at Ellisons said: “I’m delighted to welcome Hayley to the team. Her knowledge and commitment to clients will help to drive further growth in the business, deliver an even better service and continue to produce strong results for our clients.”

Lee Pearce, Partner and Head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution Department said: “I am extremely pleased that we now have an established and specialist insolvency team. With similar specialist expertise in other niche areas including property, construction, and company/commercial, the firm is very well placed to provide advice, guidance and representation to a broad range of clients”.

Hayley joins with immediate effect.