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Pitmans LLP

46 THE AVENUE, SOUTHAMPTON, SO17 1AX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work +44 345 222 9222
Fax:
Fax 0238 083 7788
Email:
Web:
www.pitmans.com

Rick Munro

Tel:
Work 023 8083 7755
Email:
BDB Pitmans

Work Department

Dispute resolution/insolvency.

Position

Rick has 28 years’ experience resolving disputes particularly in relation to subrogated
property damage claims, fraud and boardroom/shareholder disputes. He is an
experienced contentious insolvency lawyer with particular expertise in recovering
money for insolvency practitioners. •

Career

Trained Lovell White Durrant (now Hogan Lovells); qualified 1992; partner Pitmans 2000.

Member

Law Society, founding member of Solent and Wessex Mediation Group,CEDR and ADR Group accredited mediator, Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

Education

Hatfield School, Hertfordshire; University of Birmingham, Bachelor of Laws; solicitor 23 years PQE.

Leisure

Golf, scuba diving, running, wines.


South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Hampshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Hampshire

Pitmans LLP stands out for being 'a regional firm that competes with more established players in a more cost-effective way'. It is known for its expertise in complex, high-value fraudulent insurance claims, subrogated property damage and product liability cases, as well as for handling broader commercial disputes. Practice head Rick Munro is 'a very good strategist who cuts to the chase and has a really good grasp of what is important for the client' and is a mediator as well as a litigator. Alan Davies 'is very good on procedure and organising a team'; the 'highly proactive' Claire Collings 'is on top of the facts and keeps a level head'; and senior associate Sylvia Yendall is 'brilliant at assimilating and analysing large amounts of information quickly'.

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South East: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

The insolvency team at Pitmans LLP has 'great strength in depth across all geographical areas, and excellent levels of experience'. The lawyers handle both insolvency proceedings and restructurings in the IT, telecoms, construction, retail, hospitality, healthcare and automotive sectors, among others. In 2017, the number of contentious matters increased, especially in terms of antecedent matters, director claims, bribery, corruption, criminal proceedings, injunctions and asset tracing. In a recent highlight, the 'vastly experienced' Suzanne Brooker and David Williams represented the trustee in a six-figure bankruptcy and the bankrupt's application to annul the proceeding and set aside the judgment, as well as in a claim for the possession of their home. 'Rising star' Stacey Jones, who was promoted to partner in 2017 and has an 'incredible work ethic', acted in a multi-million-pound misfeasance claim against two directors of a company in liquidation. Further recommended are Southampton partner and 'very good strategist' Rick Munro and senior associate Sylvia Yendall, who is 'brilliant at getting to grips with technical detail'.

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