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Who are Robson Scott

Robson Scott Associates Limited was set up in January 2005 by Eamonn Wall and John Shepherd to offer business advice and insolvency services to limited companies, sole traders and partnerships across the whole of England & Wales. As well as offering turnaround advice to Directors and Creditors, Robson Scott is an Insolvency Practice, managing a case load of several hundred insolvency appointments. The head office is two converted Victorian buildings in the business centre of Darlington. More recently, Robson Scott opened a second office in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. Although the North East is our home, assignments are spread evenly across the UK.

Why Choose Us

  • We are experts in business advice and insolvency
  • We do not aim to confuse, but to give clear, concise advice
  • Initial consultations are free
  • Fees are explained and put in writing prior to you engaging us
  • Where we are unable to help, we will recommend reputable firms
    to assist

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What we do

We advise businesses and business owners. We talk in plain English. We hope you use Robson Scott because of the above and because whatever the issues facing you, we will clearly explain all possible solutions, and then deliver on taking you through them. When advising you, we will not only look at the solutions for the business issues, but also look at the effect of Personal Guarantees, leases, finance agreements, bank facilities, working capital funding, and other funding options.

In short, we will work with you to provide a complete solution.

FEES – ALL INITIAL MEETINGS ARE FREE. Only once we have assessed and discussed with you what your options are, will we forward a letter of advice, and a breakdown of what fees will be charged. REMEMBER! – fees only become payable if you want to move forward. If you walk away after going through the process of initial meetings, no fee is payable.

Business Principles

Eamonn Wall
Eamonn WallManaging Director
Eamonn is the Managing Director of Robson Scott.

He started his insolvency training in 1997 with Grant Thornton in London, and via a mid-tier practice, found himself in the North of England 4 years later. A short secondment became a lifestyle choice, and he has remained living in the North since.

Whilst Robson Scott’s highly capable insolvency practitioners oversee case management, Eamonn’s focus is the running of the business, and he sees the challenge of moving an insolvency practice to the forefront of the new digital frontier a full time job.

He is a keen amateur triathlete, and his idea of downtime is running and cycling up hills, or swimming in local lakes!

Kevin Pinkerton a Partner in Freeths Solicitors

‘Eamonn works very effectively in advising underperforming businesses. He ensures that he understands the business fully and works extremely hard with all stakeholders to work through the issues and if possible seeks to turn the Company around avoiding the need for formal insolvency’

John Shepherd
John ShepherdDirector
John is one of the two founding directors and owners of Robson Scott. He comes from a strong background of over 20 years experience in advising distressed business solutions.

Originally from Darlington, he has lived across the country before finally settling back in the North East.

His specialism is in sourcing novel funding solutions for distressed businesses. John is often described as avuncular, and his non-judgemental approach dictates the overall friendly and warm service that Robson Scott has become renowned for.

When not looking after his chickens, John spends much of his spare time enjoying the company of his family. He is also a dab hand at DIY, and occasionally can be seen at auctions buying properties to renovate!

Nicola Carter
Nicola CarterPersonal Insolvency Specialist
Nicola oversees all aspects of personal insolvency appointments for Robson Scott.

Fresh from the finance industry, Nicola started work with Robson Scott in September 2008. She became fully AAT qualified in 2013, and passed the Joint Insolvency Examinations for personal insolvency in 2016.

Although highly proficient in all things IVA, Nicola has combined her accountancy and insolvency knowledge to become an expert in sole trader / business IVAs.

Highly personable and well liked, Nicola has built a strong network of professionals.

“Nicola is an exceptional advisor of IVAs relating to business, demonstrating a high knowledge of the legalities and practicalities, whilst her people skills always ensure she gets the job over the line.”


Chris Horner
Chris HornerLicensed Insolvency Practitioner (Corporate)

Having joined Robson Scott in 2009 from the Official Receivers’ office, Chris sat and passed his Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency in 2011, and went on to pass his full insolvency examinations in March 2014.

He has a strong technical mind, and as well as running Robson Scott’s corporate caseload, he can also be found writing some great blogs and articles on insolvency, some of which appear on this website! He is well supported by a team of insolvency technicians and trainee practitioners.

He also heads up all insolvency compliance within Robson Scott, a job made more challenging by our ever changing legislation.

He has a young family, and though little time for much else, once a year he still makes time for an annual pilgrimage to the Download festival.