Louise Brittain

"The most serious pressing issue facing the profession is lack of profile both with the general public and the government. Every person should know that the only place to get unbiased, proper advice is from a qualified insolvency practitioner.

I hope to help drive a clear profile for R3 and demonstrate greater support for its membership and the issues facing them."

A partner at Wilkins Kennedy, Louise is head of  Contentious Insolvency and specialises in high profile, fraudulent and litigious insolvencies, international asset tracing and civil and criminal recovery cases. She was previously head of Baker Tilly’s Special Investigation team before joining Deloitte in 2009. She has appeared on SKY News and many other broadcast appearances covering personal insolvency. She has been Trustee in Bankruptcy of Jonathan Aitken, Neil Hamilton, David Irving, Adam Faith, Bruce Grobbelaar, Kerry Katona, Nicholas Levene (aka Beano) and Colin Hendry. She was the first Insolvency Practitioner to obtain recognition of a UK Bankruptcy order in Israel and Switzerland and has brought many cases that have set precedent in the area of dealing with fraudulent bankruptcies and companies.

Louise started in the profession at Deloitte Haskins and Sells (now PwC) as a graduate where she specialised in personal insolvency. She then moved to Baker Tilly in 1996 and was made a partner in 2001. She has also been a member of the Insolvency Service Steering Board and is a member of the Fraud Advisory Panel (Civil recovery) where she works extensively in tracing the proceeds of fraud and recovering monies for the victims.