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Clarke Willmott LLP stands out for its ‘personal approach, professional delivery and good value for money’. The team acts for large and small clients nationally, and in 2015 received over 5400 new instructions from Thames Water Utilities with a total debt value of £2.5m. New clients include Viridor, Starbucks and Premier Training International. Jane Dunlop leads the highly regarded team, which includes the ‘diligent and conscientious’ Philip Roberts and Karen Chapman.

TLT’s disputes practice has particular strength in financial services sector work; it has a dedicated banking and finance services litigation team led by Jonathan Hoey which includes Graham Walters, who advises banks, mortgage lenders and LPA receivers in mortgage-related disputes and litigation. Barclays Bank, Lloyds Banking Group and RBS are all clients.

Bond Dickinson LLP handles a broad range of debt recovery work for real estate companies, energy providers, and financial services companies. Recent highlights include acting for a high street retailer in the recovery of overpayments to its third party suppliers. Gareth Kagan and Stephen Dilley are the main contacts.

Giles Hindle’s team at DAC Beachcroft LLP advises a broad spectrum of clients including multinationals, private companies and public sector bodies.

Michelmores LLP’s team, led by Simon Barnett, specialises in asset and debt recovery for public sector institutions and also regularly recovers high-value debt (often involving an international element) on behalf of its commercial clients.

At Veale Wasbrough Vizards, Tabitha Cave acts for a number of educational institutions clients on the recovery of school fees; and Ed Husband (‘an excellent communicator’) has particular expertise in debt recovery for utility companies.

Ashfords LLP is praised for its ability to balance ‘a high level of professionalism with a personal touch’. The team has particular expertise in overseas debt recovery and the recovery of invoice debts. Katie Farmer is the main contact.

Burges Salmon LLP’s Amanda Vaughan is ‘very professional and takes action promptly’.

At Lester Aldridge LLP, Ann Lloyd specialises in bulk debt and asset recovery.

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    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.

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