Stephanie Carr, a Partner in Harper Macleod's Insolvency team, has become one of only 13 Accredited Specialists in Insolvency Law in Scotland.
The Law Society's specialist accreditation scheme, established in 1990, acknowledges exceptional quality and skill of lawyers and is recognised throughout the country.
Stephanie, who was admitted as solicitor in 1999 and who is dual-qualified to practice in Scotland and England and Wales, deals with both personal and corporate insolvency cases, acts for a number of insolvency practitioners and regularly attends at Court to deal with contentious insolvency cases. Stephanie also regularly advises creditors, Directors and debtors. She has passed the Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB) exams in personal insolvency and in liquidations. She regularly provides training to clients and at external seminars and is an associate member of R3, the Association of business recovery professionals.
Stephanie said: "It means a lot to me professionally and personally to be recognised by the Law Society in this way. I know that insolvency clients place a lot of faith in the scheme, so I hope to justify my addition to this list by continuing to develop my skills as a solicitor specialising in the field of insolvency. In the current climate there is increasing demand for specialist advice in the insolvency field and a number of years experience in this field places me well to provide such advice and representation."
Stephanie, a member of the Harper Macleod Insolvency team which won the prestigious Insolvency Team of the Year award at the Law Awards of Scotland 2012, also has a number of years experience in commercial litigation, debt recovery and housing law.
She also heads up Harper Macleod's pro bono advocacy service which was set up in alliance with the National Autistic Society.
The Law Society accreditation scheme offers recognition of solicitors who develop specialist knowledge during their careers, and also helps the public choose a solicitor with the necessary expertise, particularly in more complex cases. There are around 450 accredited solicitors across 28 specialisms.