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Shoosmiths LLP

RUSSELL HOUSE, 1550 PARKWAY, SOLENT BUSINESS PARK, WHITELEY, WHITELEY, PO15 7AG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 863000
Fax:
Fax 08700 866801
DX:
124693 WHITELEY
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Paula Swain

Tel:
Work 0370 086 6849
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Recoveries Services Group

Position

Paula is a partner in the Recoveries Services Group and specialises in recoveries litigation and complex dispute management for banks, building societies and finance companies. 

Paula is a trusted advisor to on a variety of FCA compliance issues, together with consumer credit, finance and business disputes. Her expertise includes handling a range of complex asset recovery, title disputes, quality disputes, breach of warranty and fraud claims. Paula regularly advises on Data Protection and post contract information requirements in the context of litigation issues. Mediation is a common method of dispute resolution and Paula is a supporting advisor and advocate for her clients at mediation. Paula’s focus is not just on the law, and she has particular experience in managing cases for clients where there might be branding issues or concerns about the potential for adverse publicity.

Expertise: FCA compliance, asset recoveries; dealing with fraud claims; insolvency; banking; sale of goods; leasing; hire purchase; conditional sale; retention of title; satisfactory quality disputes; defending claims management company litigation; motor finance.

Career

Trained at Lester Aldridge LLP and qualified in 2000 -  made partner in present firm in 2016.

Member

Contributing author to ‘Westlaw UK Insights’ and the chapter headed ‘Consumer credit agreements: default and termination’.

Education

St Bartholomew’s School, Newbury and University of Southampton (degrees and qualifications with years attained): 1993-1996 LLB Hons (2:1)


London: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery

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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South East: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Shoosmiths LLP handles a wide range of recovery actions including consumer, commercial and corporate unsecured and secured lending, asset- based and invoice finance lending and trade debt commercial claims. The practice largely acts on behalf of financial service providers. Paula Swain is the key partner based in the Solent office.

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