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Our people are drawn from a broad range of business and professional backgrounds, based in the local markets in which they work.

Jon Law

Jon Law

Bristol office:
Orchard Street Business Centre
13-14 Orchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5EH

Wales office:
22 Gelliwastad Road
Pontypridd
CF37 2BW

Tel: 07818 423590
Email: jon.law@swbr.co.uk

Jon qualified as a solicitor in 1997 with Clarks Legal in Reading specialising in insolvency but also managing a litigation and banking portfolio of cases. In 2004 Jon left private legal practice to work in house for a former insolvency practitioner client opening their Bristol office that year. Jon passed the JIEB the following year and commenced taking insolvency appointments shortly afterwards. After a short period working for another national firm of insolvency practitioners setting up a number of offices in the South West and Wales, Jon jointly set up SWBR in 2014.

Jon has dealt with a number of large corporate insolvency assignments including trading administrations but is equally happy dealing with small owner managed businesses.
Jon can usually be found in Screwfix at the weekend pursuing his hobbies of renovating old houses, wooden boats and old cars.

Hywel Casling

Hywel Casling

Bristol office:
Orchard Street Business Centre
13-14 Orchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5EH

Wales office:
22 Gelliwastad Road
Pontypridd
CF37 2BW

Tel: 07967 186399
Email: hywel.casling@swbr.co.uk

Hywel hails from Pontypridd and is a founder member of the business. In 2004 Hywel left the banking sector to train with a national firm of Insolvency Practitioners gaining extensive experience in all aspects of insolvency and obtaining his AAT Certificate. Since 2009 Hywel has increasingly focused on engagements in the South Wales area dealing with a range of concerns from large corporates to small owner managed businesses.

Hywel completed his Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency exams in 2011 and subsequently set up the Cardiff office of a national firm of Insolvency Practitioners leaving in 2014 to set up SWBR.

When not at work Hywel likes to follow his local rugby team.

SWBR are headed up by three insolvency practitioners, two of whom are also qualified solicitors. This enables us to review many more aspects of a business when considering an overall solution to the problems it finds itself in. Contact SWBR for friendly, local, expert advice.

Neil Maddocks

Neil Maddocks

Bristol office:
Orchard Street Business Centre, 13-14 Orchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5EH

Tel: 07876 686329
Email: neil.maddocks@swbr.co.uk

Neil is a licensed insolvency practitioner and a solicitor with over 25 years experience in providing restructuring and insolvency solutions for businesses and individuals. Neil has worked with a variety of stakeholders and business structures including partnerships, sole traders, lenders, creditors and owner managed businesses of all descriptions to create innovative solutions that preserve stakeholder value in a sustainable manner.

Sector experience includes;

  • the legal professions,
  • property and construction,
  • sports and leisure,
  • hotels and licensed trades,
  • manufacturing,
  • technology and creative industries,
  • retail & wholesale,
  • professional services, and;
  • service industries.

Neil offers innovative advisory and restructuring solutions to both companies and individuals and is a member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3) and the Insolvency Practitioners Association.

Outside of work Neil supports Everton FC, plays rugby and golf and is also a keen amateur chef.

Rob Coad

Rob Coad

Bristol office:
Orchard Street Business Centre, 13-14 Orchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5EH

Tel: 07703 735944
Email: rob.coad@swbr.co.uk

Rob is a licensed insolvency practitioner with nearly 30 years experience in both personal and corporate restructuring and insolvency predominantly specialising in the SME market advising corporate clients in financial difficulties and providing appropriate solutions. His career has included a number of positions from working for a big six firm and a mid-tier firm to several smaller firms and boutique restructuring and insolvency practices. Sector experience includes charities, construction, farming, hotels, manufacturing, printing, property, research & development, transport and wholesale & retail.

Rob provides advisory and restructuring advice and solutions to both companies and individuals throughout the South West and Wales, Midlands and the South and is a member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3) and the Insolvency Practitioners Association.

Outside of work Rob enjoys a bit of DIY, watching rugby and cricket, cycling, socialising and occasionally revisits his younger days with a trip to the coast with his surf board.

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