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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: Leading individuals

Mel Chell - Shoosmiths LLP

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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London: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery

Within: Leading individuals

Mel Chell - Shoosmiths LLP

Within: Debt recovery

Housed within the firm's risk and litigation services department, the 'client-centric' debt recovery team at Shoosmiths LLP is instructed by clients throughout the UK and Northern Ireland. The group is able to handle cross-jurisdictional matters, with services including unsecured and secured consumer and corporate lending recoveries, asset-based and invoice finance lending recoveries and trade debt commercial recoveries; drawing on Financial Conduct Authority permissions for debt administration, collection and mortgage administration. The national group is jointly led by Jim Taylor, Melanie Chell, Paula Swain, Rod Macphail, Jason Byrne and Gillian Crotty.

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