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Lester Aldridge LLP

RUSSELL HOUSE, OXFORD ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BH8 8EX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01202 786161
Fax:
Fax 01202 786110
DX:
7623 BOURNEMOUTH
Email:
Web:
www.lesteraldridge.com
Bournemouth, London, Southampton

Danielle Montezuma

Tel:
Work 01202 786243
Email:
Web:
www.lesteraldridge.com/our-people/danielle-montezuma-partner/
Lester Aldridge LLP

Work Department

Litigation & Recoveries

Position

Danielle Montezuma is a Partner in our Litigation & Recoveries team.

She is an experienced litigator who acts for finance houses, banks and other creditors in a variety of litigation. Client’s favour Danielle’s practical and commercial approach.

Danielle advises both captive and non-captive asset finance clients on the recovery of high value vehicles, equipment, and resulting shortfalls. She regularly deals with related issues such as title disputes, satisfactory quality claims, and issues concerning regulatory compliance.

She advises banks in relation to the recovery of secured and unsecured facilities, dealing with challenges to lending terms and director guarantees, and disputed claims for possession.

Danielle also acts for Law of Property Act 1925 receivers and insolvency practitioners in recovering property and other debts.

Career

Danielle joined the firm as a trainee in 2007 and developed an immediate passion for banking and asset finance litigation. During her training contract, she undertook a secondment with a large UK bank, and qualified with the firm in September 2009. She has remained with Lester Aldridge LLP since qualification and became a partner at the firm in 2017.


South West: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

With particular expertise in consumer credit law, Lester Aldridge LLP is regularly instructed by captive finance companies to assist with cross-border motor vehicle asset recoveries, which often include regulatory investigations and additional parallel claims, such as fraud or breach of contract. For example, group head Ann Lloyd acted for a captive motor finance company in connection with a six-figure recovery involving assets based in Tenerife and the Spanish mainland. Additionally, Danielle Montezuma assisted a high-street bank with the realisation of assets subject to the Proceeds of Crime Act in order to enforce a security agreement. Motor finance clients include Volkswagen Financial Services and Toyota Financial Services.

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