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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:
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.


West Midlands: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Crime: fraud

Gateley Plc focuses on both criminal and civil fraud, possessing ‘great commerciality’ and ‘demonstrates great strength in depth’. Fraud and financial crime specialist Ruth Armstrong heads the regulatory team and has notable expertise on matters relating to house building, manufacturing, transport and banking. Mark Wilson heads the corporate recovery team, and is known for his ‘commercial edge’ and ‘ability to negotiate the best deal in difficult circumstances’. James Baird works predominantly on fraud prevention consulting and recovery for funders and leasing companies.

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West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation

Within: Banking litigation

Gateley Plc ’s James Baird handles a range of banking litigation, often involving fraud by bank employees. Clients include Macquarie Equipment Finance, Aldermore Bank, Scania Finance, Tower Leasing and several traditional banks.

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Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

In Birmingham, Gateley Plc’s James Baird handles cases, many of which concerning vehicle hire and finance, some of which with fraud elements. Clients include Scania Finance Great Britain, Henry Howard Finance and Kennet Equipment Leasing.

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