Leanne Schneider-Rose

Leanne Schneider-Rose

Banking & Finance , Dispute Resolution , Insolvency

Tel: 0121 698 2200
Office: Birmingham

About Leanne Schneider-Rose

Leanne assists companies and individuals in the insolvency process; creditors seeking to obtain payment through the insolvency process, such as the presentation of winding up or bankruptcy petitions and/or statutory demands.

Leanne also acts for directors in dealing with claims against them following a company insolvency, bought by an Insolvency Practitioner, Creditor or the Insolvency Service. Leanne acts for banks in asset recovery and the restructuring of loan facilities and has a plethora of experience in dealing with the Administration process and the appointment of Fixed Charge or Law of Property Act Receivers.

For many years, Leanne has acted for Insolvency practitioners in all aspects of insolvency to include selling the business and assets in an insolvent entity and dealing with contentious Insolvency matters such as preference and undervalue claims or claims against directors such as misfeasance, wrongful or fraudulent trading.

Leanne, who lives in Germany and works in Birmingham, has knowledge of the way in which various systems work in Germany. She is therefore able to assist Insolvency Practitioners who have been appointed Trustees in bankruptcy of a German national, in investigating assets that may be outside of the UK but situated in Germany.

Leanne specialises in:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Administration
  • Liquidations
  • Receiverships
  • Business restructuring
  • Business asset sales

Leanne also deals with:

  • Breach of directors' duties
  • Wrongful trading
  • Defending statutory demands
  • Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Winding up companies
  • Injunctions to prevent winding up petitions
  • Annulment of bankruptcy orders
  • Extending the term of office of an Administrator
  • Personal guarantee claims

Clients include:

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

Recent Cases

Defending Directors in Claims under S216 of the Insolvency Act 1986

Dealing with the sale of care homes on behalf of Administrators

What our clients say

"Excellent and easy to work with." 
West Bromwich Commercial

"Sydney Mitchell always provides a professional, polite and knowledgeable service at a fair price."

What the Directories say

2017 Legal 500 - Sydney Mitchell LLP’s practice offers ‘exceptional value for money’ and is also noted for its ability to ‘quickly grasp the instruction and work with the officeholder to implement (and refine as necessary) the strategy’. Practice head Leanne Schneider-Rose has a loyal following of lenders and insolvency practitioners, such as AIB Group and Smith & Williamson, and wins praise for her ‘attention to detail and thorough approach’. In one example, Schneider-Rose acted for a bankrupt in the Court of Appeal in a claim against receivers for breach of duty regarding a property owned by the bankrupt.

2015 Legal 500 - Sydney Mitchell LLP is ‘excellent, professional, fast, and efficient’. Kamal Majevadia and Leanne Schneider-Rose spearhead a team that, in addition to receiving repeat instructions from AIB Group (UK) and West Bromwich Commercial, also regularly advises insolvency practitioners.

2014/2013 Legal 500 - Leanne is recommended in the 2014 Insolvency and Corporate recovery section and in the 2013 Legal 500 Finance section.

2012 Legal 500 - refers to Leanne as 'very commercial and helpful'.

2011 Legal 500 - under Insolvency and Corporate Recovery, Leanne is described as 'technically very sound'.

Career History

  • 2007 Sydney Mitchell Solicitors
  • 2006-2007 Rubric Legal
  • 2004-2005 Clifford Chance – Frankfurt
  • 1990-2002 Harrison Clark Solicitors
  • 1999 qualified as a Solicitor




Memberships and Offices held

Member of R3  

Member of NARA (Association of Fixed Charge Receivers)

Interests and Hobbies

When not travelling between her home in Germany and Birmingham, Leanne enjoys keeping fit and gardening.

UK Top Tier Firm 2017 Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2011 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer The Law Society Accredited in Family Law Conveyancing Quality Scheme