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UNIT 3, THE INNOVATION VILLAGE, CHEETAH ROAD, COVENTRY, CV1 2TL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 02476 627262
Fax:
Fax 02476 227691
DX:
11203 COVENTRY
Email:
Web:
www.coltmanco.com

Larry Coltman

Tel:
Work 02476 627262
Email:
Coltman Warner Cranston LLP

Work Department

Commercial litigation.

Position

Larry is the senior partner dealing with commercial litigation and insolvency matters, including high-value contested debts on behalf of creditors. Large retention of title claims are a regular feature of his work. He also deals with policy disputes in the credit insurance industry. He has been involved in a number of insolvency actions and has obtained freezing orders against directors and partners in insolvent businesses. Under the Commercial Agents’ Regulations 1993, commercial agents became entitled to compensation and so Larry has specialised in these claims. He regularly advises on agency and distribution disputes throughout the EU and acts for principals and agents. His clients include several major plcs, as well as UK- and US-based principals exporting goods throughout the EU. He also specialises in franchise claims for franchisors and franchisees.

Career

Trained Wragge & Co, Birmingham; qualified 1984; assistant solicitor Wragge & Co 1984-86; Neil F Jones & Co, Birmingham 1986-88; Brindley Twist Tafft & James, Coventry 1988-90 (also partner); assistant solicitor Warner Cranston, Coventry 1990-91, partner 1991; partner Reed Smith 2001-08; partner Hill Hofstetter 2009; also partner Warner Cranston LLP 2005 to date; frequently lectures at London Metropolitan University; director Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Ltd; director and vice president of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management; governor Coventry University College; regular contributor to the ‘Manufacturers Agent Magazine’ and ‘Credit Management Magazine’.

Member

Fellow, vice-president, treasurer, executive and advisory board member and chairman of the West Midlands branch of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management; R3; Birmingham and Warwickshire Law Societies; board member and past president of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce; FCIB; ICTF.

Education

South Shields Grammar School for Boys; Leicester University (1980 LLB Hons); Chester College of Law (1982 Solicitors’ Finals).

Leisure

Running, fitness, gardening, sailing, member Stratford upon Avon Athletics Club.


West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery

Within: Leading individuals

Larry Coltman - Coltman Warner Cranston LLP

Within: Debt recovery

Coltman Warner Cranston LLP provides ‘excellent levels of service, good advice and speedy responses’. Larry Coltman heads the practice, which handles a range of work including winding-up petitions, retention of title claims and Insolvency Act clawback matters. Clients recommend legal executive manager Darren Daviole. Also legal executives, Graham Bates has insolvency expertise and Stuart Cranston is a name of note for litigation. Clients include several leading names in retail, the public sector, utilities and logistics.

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