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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

Stuart Montgomery

Tel:
Work 03700 863464
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Recoveries Services Group

Position

Stuart is head of Shoosmiths' secured and commercial recoveries team, specialising in the recovery of commercial debt secured over real property. The team acts for a variety of lenders including banks, building societies and finance and leasing companies and has particular expertise in enforcing guarantees and mortgages. Work includes advice to receivers and actions against occupiers and tenants. Also acts for insolvency practitioners. Recent cases include a High Court action for a bank claiming possession, which dealt with issues of estoppel by convention; promissory estoppel; misrepresentation and breach of statutory duty under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

Career

Trained Wilson Browne; qualified 1999; partner Shoosmiths 2007.

Education

University of Greenwich (1994 Law); College of Law, York (1995).

Leisure

Cricket, rubgy and surfing. Enjoys food, wine and music.


East Midlands: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Shoosmiths LLP stands out for the scale of its debt recovery offering, with its East Midlands team forming part of a large national UK group. It is one of a small number of law firms in the UK to be authorised by the FCA to undertake regulated activities, including debt administration and debt collection. In Northampton, Jim Taylor leads the consumer finance litigation and recoveries department, which covers the full spectrum of secured and unsecured lending matters for banks, building societies, debt purchasers and other creditors across the UK. Lisa Keating is also active in this area. Mel Chell heads up the national motor and asset finance recoveries group, and has specialist expertise in matters involving fraud and injunctive relief, and high-value assets. Stuart Montgomery is the head of the secured and commercial recoveries team.

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Shoosmiths LLP’s commercial litigation team specialises in financial service recoveries and regulation, insolvency, enforcement of guarantees and mortgages, commercial disputes and shareholder/partnership disputes. The Milton Keynes office works in close connection with a pool of over 250 lawyers at the national level. Practice head Stuart Montgomery is an expert in commercial lending and recoveries work, with a focus on the enforcement of security documents.

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