Experienced lawyer brought in to head up new turnaround practice at Bristol firm

Phil Winterborne

Phil Winterborne

Bristol law firm Temple Bright has appointed Phil Winterborne, the well-known insolvency and turnaround lawyer, joining from Clarke Willmott.

Winterborne will head up a brand-new insolvency and turnaround practice out of Temple Bright’s Bristol office.

Winterborne worked for Linklaters in the City of London before joining Osborne Clarke in Bristol in 2001.

His appointment means Temple Bright now boasts 22 partners across its Bristol and London offices.

He comments: “What’s particularly exciting for me in joining Temple Bright is the natural fit with the expertise of the wider team, spanning both offices.

“I continue to handle insolvencies in many different contexts, but what has been a particular focus in more recent years is the restructuring and turnaround of ailing businesses.

“Very often my turnaround and insolvency instructions will see me pulling in expert help from elsewhere within the firm and from other professionals around the region.”

Temple Bright co-founder Tim Summers said creating an insolvency and turnaround practice was “a natural next step” for the firm as it continues to develop its offering.