FRP expands Southampton team with double appointment

Friday June 17, 2022

James Prior joins FRP as a Restructuring Advisory Director, while Liam Burrows joins as an Insolvency Manager

We have expanded our team in Southampton with the appointment of James Prior as a Restructuring Advisory Director and Liam Burrows as an Insolvency Manager.

With more than 14 years’ experience, James has spent his career providing restructuring advice to SMEs, owner-managed businesses and large corporations on the south coast and throughout the UK.

His experience spans a broad range of sectors, including construction, real estate, healthcare, leisure and hospitality as well as logistics and financial services. He has advised businesses, lenders and government agencies on matters that cover all stages of the corporate lifecycle.

This has included advising on shareholder disputes, the introduction of new finance, debt restructuring and negotiations with creditors, as well as formal restructuring appointments.

(left to right) Liam Burrows, Sandy Kinninmonth, James Prior

Recent successes have included a cash flow and options review, contingency planning exercise and subsequent restructuring of a large construction business, followed by an accelerated trade sale that safeguarded jobs and ensured a full return to secured creditors.

Meanwhile, Liam joins the FRP team with more than 9 years’ experience encompassing a full range of corporate and personal financial restructurings.

At FRP, Liam will work closely with Partner, Sandy Kinninmonth, James and FRP colleagues in Southampton and across the firm’s UK office network to manage the restructuring case portfolio, helping to maintain stakeholder communications, and to ensure that cases are progressed efficiently and in line with regulatory requirements.

The appointment follows the launch of our Southampton office, which opened in March this year and is led by Restructuring Advisory Partner Sandy Kinninmonth. The new office gave us an on-the-ground presence in the region, and James will work closely with our team to support businesses across Hampshire and Dorset.

Commenting on his appointment, James said: “The launch of the new office in Southampton is an exciting opportunity for FRP and it is a real pleasure to be joining the team. They have a reputation for exceptional client service and a proven track record of delivering tangible results, so to be working with Sandy to help the firm expand its service offering at such a crucial time for businesses is a brilliant opportunity.

Liam added: “I’ve been hugely impressed by the results FRP has achieved for its clients, and am really looking forward to working with James, Sandy and our colleagues across the business to continue to deliver exceptional outcomes.”

Sandy Kinninmonth said: “I am delighted to welcome James and Liam into the FRP team. They bring a real depth of experience and expertise to their roles, and will help us continue to provide a market-leading service to our clients, while continuing to grow our practice across the region.”

The launch of the new Southampton office is an exciting opportunity for FRP to expand its footprint on the south coast and we are already working to build a first-class team for the city. Sandy Kinninmonth Restructuring Advisory

Related team

Sandy Kinninmonth

Sandy Kinninmonth

Sandy Kinninmonth

  • Partner
  • Restructuring Advisory
  • Southampton, Salisbury
James Prior

James Prior

James Prior

  • Director
  • Restructuring Advisory
  • Southampton