Meet the Team

Andrew Laycock, Principal

Andrew studied law at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and qualified as a solicitor in 1983. He established Carrick Read in 2001 to provide a tailored and specific service.

Andrew was one of the first solicitors to be licensed as an insolvency practitioner following the introduction of the licensing regime by the Insolvency Act 1986. He is a Fellow of both R3 and the Insolvency Lawyers Association.

Andrew is widely experienced in all insolvency related work, both contentious and non contentious. He acts on behalf of both office holders in administrations, liquidations, receiverships, voluntary arrangements and bankruptcies and those negotiating with, or facing claims by, office holders.He regularly acts on behalf of directors facing disqualification proceedings.

He also frequently undertakes M and A, company and commercial work on behalf of the many SMEs which he has acquired as clients over the course of his career.

He has been involved in numerous reported cases over a 35 year career in the profession.

A junior rugby international and Cambridge rugby blue, he retains a keen interest in all sports.

If you would like to contact Andrew regarding a dispute or insolvency matter his email is alaycock@carrickread.com or alternatively you can reach him on 0113 3804313.

 

Hannah Dunn, Associate Solicitor

Hannah graduated from Newcastle University in 2016. She joined Carrick Read in 2017 as a Paralegal and completed the LPC and LLM part-time. Hannah undertook her training with the firm and qualified as a Solicitor in September 2019.

Hannah specialises in Insolvency and Dispute Resolution, working alongside the Principal of the firm Andrew Laycock. Hannah supports clients in resolving matters relating to:

  • Administrations, Liquidations, and Bankruptcies
  • Director Disqualifications 
  • Misfeasance and TUV Claims
  • Breach of Contract Claims
  • Disputed Debt Recovery Claims
  • Orders for Sale

In her spare time Hannah is busy planning her upcoming wedding and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

If you would like to contact Hannah regarding a dispute or insolvency matter her email is hdunn@carrickread.com or alternatively you can reach her on 0113 3804318.

 

Ali Renshaw, Legal Associate

Ali graduated from the University of Manchester in 2013. He joined Carrick Read in 2017 as a Legal Associate.

Ali specialises in Debt Recovery. Ali supports clients in resolving matters relating to:

  • Pre-Legal and Legal Recoveries
  • High Court and County Court Enforcement
  • Third Party Debt Orders
  • Charging Orders
  • Statutory Demands, Bankruptcy and Winding Up

In his spare time Ali enjoys sport, cooking and travelling.

If you would like to contact Ali regarding a Debt Recovery matter, his email is arenshaw@carrickread.com or alternatively you can reach him on 0113 3804317.

 

 

Elspeth Gray, Paralegal

Elspeth graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2019 and is studying the LPC and LLM part-time at the University of Law. She joined Carrick Read in 2019 as a Paralegal.

Elspeth specialises in the Debt Recovery. Elspeth supports clients in matters relating to:

  • Pre-Legal and Legal Recoveries
  • High Court and County Court Enforcement
  • Third Party Debt Orders
  • Charging Orders

Outside of work Elspeth enjoys running, cycling and socialising with friends and family.  

If you would like to contact Elspeth, her email is egray@carrickread.com or alternatively you can reach her on 0113 3804890

 

Sarah Hall, Practice Manager

Sarah joined Carrick Read in 2001 as the practice manager, working for the Principal, Andrew Laycock. She feels privileged to be working for a modern business, where clients and employees are at the forefront of the firm's focus.

Sarah deals with the organisation and the management of the film. She provides support and assistance within the team.

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys family time, holidays to re-charge the batteries together with long walks and pub lunches.

If you would like to contact Sarah, her email is shall@carrickread.com or alternatively you can reach her on 0113 2467878.

 

Karen Arnold, Financial Controller

Karen joined Carrick Read in 2008 as the Financial Controller and deals with all the legal account activities along with compliance and SRA rules.

Karen previously wrote a Legal Cashier training program which was accredited to Chester University to train school leavers on all aspects of cashiering and Solicitors accounts Rules so they could work in the bureau as junior cashiers.

In her spare time Karen enjoys spending time with her three granddaughters, travelling and discovering hidden parts of the UK.

If you would like to contact Karen, her email is karnold@carrickread.com or alternatively you can reach her on 0113 2467878.

 

Glenda Smith, Secretary

Glenda joined Carrick Read in 2006 as a secretary. Glenda deals with incoming calls and provides assistance within the team.

Glenda’s areas of expertise are client letters, liaising with clients and organisational skills. 

Outside of work Glenda enjoys going to the gym, being a passenger in her husband’s MG when they go for weekends away and enjoying long walks in the countryside and holidays in the sun with the family.

If you would like to contact Glenda, her email is gsmith@carrickread.com or alternatively you can reach her on 0113 2467878.