About Adrian Leopard & Co

Adrian Leopard & Company is the trading name of Alderney Offshore Limited, a company registered in Alderney in the Channel Islands, company number 1220.

The principal in the company is Adrian Leopard FCA, FCCA, FABRP, MCIArb, who has been operating in the field of insolvency for over 44 years. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified in 1973. He subsequently also became a Chartered Certified Accountant and was granted an insolvency licence under the Insolvency Act 1986. He is a fellow of R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals. Adrian Leopard is a CMC registered mediator and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is licensed to act as an insolvency practitioner by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Adrian Leopard was the third son of Harold Leopard who founded Rabjohns Leopard & Co, chartered accountants, in Worcester in 1945. During the 1950s, "Hal" was virtually the only insolvency practitioner in the West Midlands! All three of Hal's sons followed him into the practice and were articled to him and qualified as chartered accountants. Adrian, having qualified in 1973, joined what was then known as Whinney Murray in their national insolvency department in Chiswell Street, London where he gained his London experience undertaking insolvency work in many different parts of the country.

After London, Adrian Leopard returned to Worcester where he commenced taking insolvency appointments of all types in his own name since 1976 and therefore has considerable expertise and experience in the field. In 1988 he relocated his practice to the Channel Islands which enabled him to expand into international finance, having held a personal fiduciary licence issued by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. From his commercial and insolvency base he has assisted clients in the resolution of all sorts of commercial and insolvency disputes.

It became clear that insolvency was becoming more and more a profession of dispute resolution and as a result Adrian decided to qualify as a commercial mediator in 2010 and subsequently became a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Adrian has now ceased taking formal insolvency appointments and will in future be dedicating his time to advising clients, dispute resolution and the exploitation of his inter-personal skills.

From the years 1976 to 1982 Adrian Leopard was also a member of the Worcester City Council. His other interests have included boating across the English Channel and flying, gaining an American commerical pilot's licence during the 1990s, flying his own N-registered aircraft. He is also a keen classical organist having at one time been a church organist and choirmaster. He has also spent many years engaged in charitable activities and fundraising, not least for the Eye Hospital at Jerusalem.

 

Complaints Procedure for mediation services

This complaints procedure may also be found in the firm's standard terms and conditions

The firm operates a complaints procedure where complaints should in the first instance be addressed to the mediator. If the matter cannot be resolved it will be referred to an independent mediator acceptable to both parties and whose decision shall be final.

 In cases where the firm has been instructed through a registered mediation provider the complaints procedure of that provider will apply if one exists.