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Shoosmiths LLP

THE LAKES, BEDFORD ROAD, NORTHAMPTON, NN4 7SH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 863000
Fax:
Fax 03700 863001
DX:
712280 NORTHAMPTON 12
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Melanie Chell

Tel:
Work 03700 863606
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Recoveries services group.

Position

Melanie is a Partner and national head of asset finance with over 12 years’ experience acting for finance houses, leasing companies and banks. Melanie specialises in complex asset finance recoveries, including title disputes, satisfactory quality issues, liens, consumer credit defences and fraud. She has a particular specialism in complex and urgent asset recovery, including emergency injunctive relief, cross-border recovery and committal proceedings. Melanie prides herself and her team on their commerciality and user friendly, robust advice.

Career

Trained Shoosmiths; qualified 2000; solicitor Shoosmiths 2000-04; associate Lester Aldridge 2004-07; partner HBJ Gateley Wareing 2007-10; partner Shoosmiths 2011-todate.

Member

FLA; CCTA; Leasing Foundation.

Education

Weavers School; Warwick University (LLB); Leicester Law School (LPC).

Leisure

open water swimming, gastronomy.


East Midlands: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Shoosmiths LLP ‘is in the top tier for debt recovery’ and ‘combines volume capability with the breadth of technical capability of a full-service law firm’. The team acts for banks and other lenders, debt purchasers and businesses across the UK, and demonstrates strength across a wide range of debt, including asset finance, consumer and corporate secured and unsecured lending, invoice finance and mortgage shortfall, as well as trade debt. Jim Taylor heads the East Midlands practice and is ‘an excellent and practical lawyer’. Also recommended are Melanie Chell, Stuart Montgomery and ‘super-efficient’ associate Louise Kitchen, who ‘regularly delivers great commercial outcomes for her clients’. In an illustration of the practice's FCA authorisation for debt recovery and debt administration, the team was appointed to handle live portfolio management and collections work for consumer motor finance company, Oodle Financial Services. Wendy Rainbow joined IPSEA.

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