Liam Cotter


Liam has specialised in Recovery and Insolvency since 1986. He has primarily worked in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Liam’s career began at the London office of the international firm of Arthur Andersen & Co in 1982. Having trained in audit and tax he began specialising in insolvency and restructuring in 1986, initially dealing largely with bank lead projects and IBR’s. Spells at other national and international firms included Grant Thornton and Baker Tilly where his experience broadened into both bank and director lead work.

In 1998 he was approached to establish and head up a new practice, Jacksons Jolliffe Cork. In a period of 9 years, under his direction as Managing Partner, the firm became one of the leading independent firms in the region. The business was sold to RSM Tenon in 2007 following which he continued in a role as Director.

Liam is the co-founder of the independent firm, Kingsbridge, which was formed in 2013 to provide insolvency and advisory services across the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region.

Experience and skills

Common sense and commercial awareness is a vastly underrated commodity. When trying to solve the problems of distressed businesses and exposed lenders these skills are essential, not optional extras!

Liam has combined these essential skills with the insolvency and accounting knowledge developed over three decades and business skills honed in starting, growing, and selling a successful business.

The product is someone who listens and observes; challenges and questions; focuses on the important issues, and seeks to find commercial solutions to the problems of distressed businesses.

Solutions may or may not include formal insolvency procedures, he has delivered both. Liam has advised businesses ranging in size from OMB’s, to foreign owned multi-nationals in activities from manufacturing to professional football clubs.


  • BSc Economics and Accounting
  • Association of Business Recovery Professionals