Leanne Schneider-Rose

Leanne Schneider-Rose

Banking & Finance, 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.

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 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

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.’

2019-2020 Legal 500

Sydney Mitchell LLP provides comprehensive advice to lenders, insolvency practitioners and trustees on a range of insolvency and bankruptcy issues, including the recovery and sale of assets and claims involving transactions defrauding creditors. Leanne Schneider-Rose is the key member of the practice.

Career History

2007 Sydney Mitchell Solicitors

2006-2007 Rubric Legal

2004-2005 Clifford Chance – Frankfurt




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.

UK Top Tier Firm 2022 Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2021 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer
The Law Society Accredited in Family Law Conveyancing Quality Scheme