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  1. Debt recovery
  2. Leading individuals

Leading individuals

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    • Nicky Calthrop-Owen - Actons

Shoosmiths LLP’s ‘robust, practical, and fantastic’ team leverages the firm’s compliance and regulatory practice, which is headed by Waine Mannix. The firm acts for lenders and debtors nationally. Jim Taylor is recommended.

Chris Grocock heads Wilkin Chapman LLP’s ‘knowledgeable and excellent’ recoveries department, which routinely handles property-related debt and sundry debt matters and focuses on bankruptcy, charging order and order for sale mandates.

Recent highlights for Flint Bishop LLP’s practice include acting for Office Depot in a debt recovery mandate spanning the UK and in Ireland. Qamer Ghafoor and Nick Wells are the names to note.

Nelsons Solicitors Limited’s debt recovery team has particular strength in the residential sector and on international debt recovery mandates. Simon Key is the main contact.

The ‘excellentSmith Partnership has a strong reputation handling debt recovery mandates in the brewery and education sectors. Jak Ward is recommended.

In a recent highlight, Actons represented Begbies Traynor LLP in a mandate that involved obtaining a charging order and an order for sale. Nicky Calthrop-Owen heads the ‘extremely professional’ department.

At Brady Solicitors, Clare Brady is noted for her strength in the property management sector. Clients include BLR Property Management. Harpreet Lehal and Annette Frost joined the firm, and Laura Severn left to establish LMP Law.

Shakespeare Martineau LLP continues to handle debt recovery matters for blue-chip companies from a broad range of sectors and industries. Jayne Gardner and Alan Hamblett are the names to note.

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