Leanne Schneider-Rose

Leanne Schneider-Rose

Head of Department, Partner
Banking & Finance, Debt Recovery, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency

Tel: 0121 698 2211
Office: Birmingham

About Leanne Schneider-Rose

Leanne is Head of the Restructuring and Insolvency Team incorporating Banking and Finance Litigation and Debt Recovery.

Leanne acts for lenders advising on their recovery options and for insolvency practitioners in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters.

Leanne also acts for individuals or companies facing insolvency claims and for directors facing director’s disqualification proceedings, wrongful trading, misfeasance and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

A particular area of expertise for Leanne is dealing with the appointment of Receivers and acting for Receivers following their appointment.

Leanne also acts for bridging lenders dealing with the enforcement of regulated and non-regulated loans.

Leanne specialises in:

For Insolvency Practitioners and Lenders

  • Bankruptcy
  • Administration
  • Liquidations
  • Receiverships
  • Business restructuring
  • Business asset sales in an insolvency scenario
  • Recovery of loans for banks and bridging lenders

For individuals, companies, directors

  • Breach of directors' fiduciary duties
  • Wrongful trading / misfeasance claims
  • Directors disqualification proceedings
  • Applications for leave to act as a director
  • Defending statutory demands
  • Claims arising out of Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Winding up companies
  • Injunctions to prevent winding up petitions
  • Annulment of bankruptcy orders
  • Personal guarantee claims
  • Restoring companies to the register

Clients include:

  • Banks
  • Bridging / non-regulated and regulated lenders
  • Insolvency practitioners
  • Individuals
  • Directors
  • Receivers

What our clients say

  • 'A balanced approach and quality legal advice.'
  • 'Leanne Schneider-Rose will always respond quickly, giving accurate and concise advice.'
  • 'Leanne Schneider-Rose works really hard for her clients and is focused on getting results. She is a pleasure to work with.'
  • 'Very proactive, knowledgeable about insolvency and good to work with.'

What the Directories say

2023-24 Legal 500 - Testimonials

‘The team work very well together, they are quick to respond to any query I have and are happy to explain their advice further if I don’t fully understand everything.’
‘The knowledge that the solicitors at Sydney Mitchell have is second to none.’
‘Leanne Schneider-Rose deals with all of my queries in a timely and professional manner.
‘Leanne Schneider-Rose is thorough, informative and knowledgeable and is at the top of her field. Leanne’s ability to see any potential risk and shield her clients from it is unmatched in the industry.’
‘I highly recommend Leanne, her professional service and support sets her apart from other solicitors.’
‘We have worked with Sydney Mitchell over a number of years and have found them to offer an excellent service.’
‘We mainly work with Leanne Schneider-Rose, who offers great advice and is very commercial.’
'Sydney Mitchell are knowledgeable and responsive when debt recovery is required.’

2022-23 Legal 500 - Testimonials

'The team is expertly led by Leanne Schneider-Rose but also has great associates under her. I have found that no matter who I am dealing with on a case they are on top of the file, motivated and give 100%, including when there has been urgent work through the pandemic that necessitated going into the office or working late, etc.’

‘Leanne Schneider-Rose leads the team excellently and has great connections, she brings in a wealth of work to the department because she is both knowledgable and relatable. IPs and other professional clients trust Leanne explicitly. She also has extensive experience of both insolvency and financial law.’

‘The team offers unparalleled legal knowledge and advice to its clients at all moments during assignments, providing practical, effective and unbiased solutions to complex problems, as well as being proficient in dealing with simple matters cost effectively. A joy to work with.’

‘Leanne Schneider-Rose has demonstrated time and again her deep expertise and willingness to overcome obstacles. She is quick to respond and always offers practical and effective solutions to sometimes complex problems. It is always a privilege to work with her.’

‘The insolvency department within Sydney Mitchell is very well established, and Sydney Mitchell is a trusted adviser.'

2020-2021 Legal 500

On the contentious side, Sydney Mitchell LLP's team head Leanne Schneider-Rose is experienced in handling a wide range of claims for insolvency practitioners, such as those involving transactions at undervalue, preference claims, directors' misfeasance and debt collection. Non-contentious work is also a mainstay of the work undertaken by the group, which also generates mandates from lenders and distressed companies. ‘I have found Sydney Mitchell to be extremely professional, very knowledgeable and very prompt to react to queries’ ‘Leanne Schneider-Rose understands our business and provides us with an efficient service to enable us to carry out our duties as insolvency practitioners. She is pragmatic over billing and realises that not all cases can stand a 100% recovery. Her technical knowledge is very good and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.’


Career History

2007 Sydney Mitchell Solicitors

2006-2007 Rubric Legal

2004-2005 Clifford Chance – Frankfurt

1999-2003 Harrison Clark




Memberships and Offices held

Member of R3 (Recovery Professionals)

Member of NARA (Association of Fixed Charge Receivers)

Interests and Hobbies

Leanne enjoys jogging and gardening.

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The Law Society Accredited in Family Law Conveyancing Quality Scheme