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Gateley Plc

ONE ELEVEN, EDMUND STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B3 2HJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 234 0000
Fax:
Fax 0121 234 0001
DX:
13033 BIRMINGHAM-1
Email:
Web:
www.gateleyplc.com
Birmingham, Dubai, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester and 2 more

James Baird

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 121 234 0068
Email:
Web:
gateleyplc.com/
Gateley Plc

Work Department

Banking and asset finance.

Position

James’s experience includes advising lenders in all aspects of banking and asset finance litigation with expertise in fraud, international cross-border recoveries, title disputes, quality disputes, guarantees and surety claims, indemnity claims, consumer credit litigation and regulatory compliance and collections consultancy. James regularly advises lenders on and obtains injunctive relief including freezing orders and mandatory delivery up orders and is known for his pragmatic commercial legal advice and strategy in often complex cases.

Career

Qualified 1996; partner Gateley 2007 to date.

Languages

Basic French.

Member

Law Society.

Education

Kingston Polytechnic (LLB Hons); Guildford College of Law (LSF).

Leisure

James enjoys watching and coaching rugby as well as playing hockey. He also enjoys alpine skiing, ski mountaineering, rowing, sailing and wine.


North West: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation

Within: Banking litigation

Gateley Plc 's practice acts for banks, building societies and other finance providers on a range of litigation matters, including asset finance disputes and regulatory issues. Other areas of expertise include mis-selling and misrepresentation allegations, professional negligence, unfair relationship claims and authorised push payment fraud. Birmingham-based James Baird heads the team, while Manchester partner Andrew Field, who has advocacy and mediation experience, is also recommended.

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West Midlands: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Crime: fraud

Gateley Plc acts for claimants and defendants in fraud disputes and tracing actions. The group is increasingly taking roles on substantial cross-border claims and claims for offshore clients. Ruth Armstrong is strong on all aspects of fraud and financial crime cases, with a particular focus on claims in the housebuilding, banking, manufacturing and transport industries. Mark Wilson is another name to note for his work in substantial fraud-related litigation and James Baird is a known name for his advice to banks, funders and leasing companies on all aspects of fraud.

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West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation

Within: Banking litigation

Gateley Plc 's Birmingham banking litigation offering is led by the 'ferociously hard-working, practical and commercial' James Baird , who focuses on advising funders and leasing companies on debt recovery, asset-tracing and fraud disputes. Recent work for the firm has included acting on a nine-figure dispute arising out of the sale of a credit card portfolio.

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Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Gateley Plc's standout specialty is its expertise in the automotive and manufacturing sectors. The 'hard-working, commercial and client-focused' James Baird leads the team and is notably skilled in fraud prevention, collections consultancy and recovery.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation

Within: Banking litigation

Gateley Plc's financial disputes and regulation team counts a range of high-profile financial institutions including banks, building societies and other finance providers among its client base, and handles a variety of matters including asset finance disputes and financial services regulatory matters. James Baird, who is based in Birmingham, heads up the practice, which includes Leeds-based partners Rob Payne and new arrival Roger McCourt, who joined from Dentons; Payne and McCourt have experience assisting financial services sector clients.

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