Law firm Shoosmiths has made an appointment to its corporate restructuring team in Leeds.

Lizzy Wood has joined from DLA Piper as Restructuring Partner and will work with Partner Lemi McAuley to help Shoosmiths grow its national restructuring team, as well as establishing its profile in Leeds and beyond.

Wood brings experience in big-ticket distressed transactions and advising boards of directors through insolvency situations.

Lemi McAuley said: “I am delighted to welcome Lizzy to the team. Shoosmiths has grown its reputation in the market incredibly quickly since setting up in Leeds only a few years ago and our restructuring team is already one of the strongest in the UK with an enviable reputation, so it is a great time to be joining Shoosmiths.”