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Alison Burnside


Alison Burnside, Head of Restructuring & Recovery

Alison is a Director and leads our Rescue and Recovery team in Northern Ireland.

Alison has over 25 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant and an Insolvency Practitioner in UK and Ireland, supporting SMEs and family businesses as they encounter some of the toughest business challenges that come about because of financial difficulty. Her experience varies from personal insolvency to major corporate recovery cases across a range of sectors, where Alison has led on many high-profile cases, identifying achievable strategies to return clients to either profitability or alternatively maximise the return for their assets.

Alison’s curiosity and open approach is integral in her supporting role to independent financial and legal advisors as they identify the early warning signs of financial difficulty within businesses and put measures in place to limit or avoid unnecessary impact and outcomes.

Alison is an active regional committee member of R3 in Northern Ireland, frequently presenting alongside sector specialists and co-authored a leading publication on “The Tax implications of Business Recovery and Insolvency in Ireland, NI and UK.”