One of the leading insolvency barristers in the UK, Eleanor Temple, has been appointed as regional chair of R3, the insolvency trade body. She is the first member of the Bar to be appointed as a regional chair and the first female chair of the Yorkshire and the Humber Region.
Eleanor is a barrister at Kings Chambers in Leeds, she practices in all aspects of chancery and commercial litigation and advisory work, with a specialism in corporate and personal insolvency, company and partnership law, directors’ disqualification, banking and finance and asset tracing claims.
Eleanor has been a member of R3 for over 15 years and is the founder of the R3 North West Women in Business Recovery Group as well as serving on the Yorkshire Regional Committee since 2012.
Having acted as vice chair of the R3 Yorkshire Regional Committee for the last year, Eleanor takes over from Adrian Berry, restructuring partner at Deloitte LLP in Leeds, who has been regional chair of Yorkshire and the Humber for the last two years. In her new role, she will continue Adrian’s work, raising the profile of R3 and its hundreds of members and supporters in the region. Eleanor will promote the positive work of R3’s qualified, regulated members who help businesses and individuals facing financial distress – the organisation supports best practice for the insolvency profession as well as increasing public understanding of personal and corporate insolvency issues.
“It is a great privilege to be appointed chair and over the next two years, I aim to raise R3’s profile within the local business community and forge strong links with the local judiciary, other trade bodies and practitioners, particularly currently under-represented groups such as Small Practices Group, during what promises to be an interesting time for business and our economy.”