Law firm Shoosmiths has recruited consultant Stephen Allinson to its recoveries litigation operation in the UK.

In this role, he will be responsible for growing recoveries services for corporate and business clients, including the set up and management of a new volume insolvency recoveries service at the firm.

Allinson began his legal career at Clarke Wilmott, where he spent 25 years developing a debt recoveries and insolvency team, before moving to Moon Beever and then Lester Aldridge.

He was appointed a non-executive board member of The Insolvency Service in 2015 and he regularly lectures and presents on all areas of credit, debt and insolvency issue.

Shoosmiths head of recoveries services, Waine Mannix, said: ‘Steve is hugely respected in the industry and we are extremely pleased to welcome him to Shoosmiths. Our RSG team is going from strength to strength and his appointment will be instrumental in continuing this growth and diversifying our service offering to help us realise our ambition of becoming the leading national recoveries litigation service.’