Michelmores Partner gains IFT accreditation

Charles Maunder, the head of the Banking, Restructuring and Insolvency Team at Michelmores Solicitors, has become a member of the Institute for Turnaround (IFT) after a rigorous accreditation process.

The prestigious IFT is Europe's leading representative body for accredited turnaround and transformation professionals and is open only to professionals described as having a skill level akin to an ‘advanced driving test’ of business and who commit to a significant  annual continuous professional development programme in order to maintain their membership.

The IFT’s vision is to be the de facto voice of turnaround and transformation with members operating in situations requiring rapid, profound and radical change.

In order to become accredited, turnaround and transformation must be an individual’s chosen path and prospective members have to satisfy evidence-based assessment of no fewer than three independently verifiable case studies.

Charles Maunder is already recognized as a leading specialist in non-contentious restructuring with significant experience in advising all types of stakeholders in distressed corporate situations.

He said: “By undergoing the accreditation process, members are clearly indicating their commitment to the IFT’s driving principles and strong Code of Ethics which include fully representing all stakeholders and professionalising turnaround and transformation.

“I am extremely proud to have been accepted as a member of this increasingly influential professional body.”

Michelmores managing partner, Malcolm Dickinson, congratulated Charles, saying: “Membership of the IFT is so much more than just paying your fees.  There is a rigorous vetting process involving sponsors, referees, application forms and an interview, so being accepted is confirmation of the professional qualities and personal achievements Charles continuously demonstrates.

“There are only a handful of lawyers who have achieved membership of the IFT which makes Charles's acceptance even more noteworthy.”