WHO I HELP
Business owners and individuals who have debt or profitability issues, as well as helping creditors to recover their debts from failing businesses. Accountants whose clients who want to bring a solvent business to an end in a tax efficient way.
HOW I HELP
Corporate Insolvency, Members’ Voluntary Liquidations, Restructuring and Business Rescue, Personal Debt. I take time to listen and understand issues so that the optimal solution is always offered.
Across All Sectors of the economy.
“PROVIDE STRONG GUIDANCE AND ADVICE.”
Sonya Stevenson is a Senior Manager in the Restructuring & Recovery team located in our Edinburgh Office.
As a result of many years of experience, working within a litigation division of a top tier law firm and an accountancy firm, Sonya has gained a broad range of experience and depth of knowledge from both the legal side and insolvency dealing with Creditor Voluntary Liquidations, Court appointed Liquidations, Members Voluntary Liquidations, Administrations ,CVAs, Judicial Factories, Trust Deeds and Sequestrations.
Corporate Insolvency makes up most of Sonya’s work. Members Voluntary Liquidations (solvent Liquidations) CVLS and Judicial Factories are areas of interest for her. She has worked with SMEs based in Scotland and cross border.
Building strong relationships
“I have built up a wide professional network in both the Scottish market and cross border and have good people skills which leads to excellent relationships with my clients, providing strong guidance and advice ensuring the service the client deserves is of a high standard. I aim to be someone they can rely on and trust, providing prompt and accurate advice to achieve what the client is trying to accomplish.
“I am regarded by my colleagues and work referrers as very much as a “people person”. As a Senior Member of the team, I lead by example, I am very hard working and I am happy to get sleeves rolled up to get a job done collaborating with other members of the team to work to tight deadlines. I am an excellent negotiator and commercially aware balancing this with a holistic ethical and compassionate approach to every situation to get the best result”.
“I have worked on several interesting cases over the years, where due to the background of the case, prior to the appointment of the liquidation, Administrations and judicial factory appointment there was a huge public interest. This involved working many late evenings to manage the volume of calls from creditors, stakeholders, government bodies with concerns as well as press interest.
It was teamwork and the support of my fellow colleagues that got me through the long hours whilst we held each other up by working hard to resolve any conflict and deal with the process. I consider myself a very positive and fun person with a serious job, but I don’t lose my sense of humour and I recognise that all of us in the team have an important role to play!”
“Insolvency is a very fast-paced environment due to the nature of the work and statutory time frames which require quick thinking and strategic planning. One minute I can be sitting at my desk, the next minute I am off to support the Insolvency Practitioner with the closing down of a business and employees in another part of the country. This can be a very stressful time for both directors and employees. On the other hand there are cases where we hope to save the business. I am a very organised and calm person and able to adapt to my situation and the pressures I face. If our firm was a hospital, our department would be A&E!”
Positive client feedback
“I’ve had lots of feedback over the years and clients who I helped deal with the solvent liquidations of their companies referred their contacts to our firm as a result of the service they received. Feedback being I am approachable, efficient and my explanation of the process and turnaround of the work impressive. A great testament to how I work, is being on a few referrers speed dial when they have clients who might need our department’s services and want to place that client in a safe pair of hands”.