The Team


David Cockshott MIPA - Director and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner

David Cockshott has specialised in corporate recovery and insolvency since 1986 and is a licensed Insolvency Practitioner, having qualified 1998. David is licensed by the Insolvency Practitioners Association. David has previously worked as a partner in national and local practices before establishing Live Recoveries with Martin Halligan. David’s interests include skiing, motorcycling and running.

Martin Halligan FCCA, FABRP – Director and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner

Martin has specialised in business recovery and the insolvency of both companies and individuals since 1984. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and a Fellow of The Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3). Martin is and a keen rugby supporter and enjoys keeping fit at the gym.


Jonny Jowett – Senior Manager

Jonny Jowett began his insolvency career in 2007 in a successful local practice gaining experience in all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency procedures. Jonny has obtained his Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency accreditation as part of his career development. Jonny’s interests include hill walking, socialising and he is an avid fundraiser for charity.

Lydia Weil – Senior Manager

Lydia joined (what is now) Deloitte after graduating from Bristol University. Lydia is a senior manager and has worked for a number national, international and boutique accountancy and insolvency practices with many years’ experience. Lydia joined Live Recoveries in 2011 and has a wealth of insolvency knowledge. She specialises in regulation, compliance and technical support.

Margaret Walker – Manager

Margaret has worked in insolvency and business recovery for many years. Margaret joined Live Recoveries in 2013 and specialises in employment related advice for business and employees experiencing formal insolvency procedures. In her spare time Margaret is a keen traveller


Sarah Procter – Senior Administrator

Sarah joined Live Recoveries in 2011 and works as a senior case administrator, having worked for a number of legal practices in the past. Sarah deals predominately with managing the progression of voluntary liquidation cases. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and working out at her local gym.

Joanne Van-Der Westhuizen – Administrator

Joanne joined Live Recoveries in 2014 and is gaining experience and training to develop as a case administrator. Joanne has worked in a number of administrative roles prior to joining Live Recoveries.

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