Court of appeal judgment clarifies legality of undisclosed broker commissions

The ruling In Wood v Commercial First Business Ltd & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 471provides ‘much-needed clarity’ to the lending industry on the liability of both the broker and the lender when a secret commission is paid. A Court of Appeal judgment, handed down yesterday, has made it much more likely for a loan to […]

Arkin v Marshall – The effect of Practice Direction 51Z on possession proceedings

On 26 March 2020 Practice Direction 51Z (PD 51Z) came into force in response to the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). The effect of PD 51Z was to place a stay on all existing and newly issued possession claims until 25 June 2020. This has clearly had a big impact on landlords and mortgagees who are seeking […]

Ashley Moughtin

Banks and Lenders Debt Recovery General commercial litigation and contractual disputes I am a Solicitor in our Southampton office, part of the Banks and Lenders team. I assist major lenders and mortgage providers with complex residential and commercial possession claims, shortfall claims and debt recovery. I also assist businesses and individuals in debt recovery matters […]

Sarah Watley

I am a partner and head of the firm’s banks and lenders team. I specialise in residential and commercial possession claims, property litigation, shortfall claims, debt recovery and professional negligence litigation. My clients are major financial lenders and mortgage providers who I support with quick responses and no-nonsense legal advice that helps them recover their […]

Susannah Marsh

I am a Partner in the firm’s banks and lenders team. I assist major lenders and mortgage providers with complex residential and commercial possession claims, property litigation, shortfall claims and debt recovery. I provide clients with effective solutions and the necessary support and guidance to help them recover their money as quickly and cost-effectively as […]

Georgina Buckingham

I am a team leader in the banks and lenders team. I work on a range legal matters to help recover assets on behalf of major lenders and mortgage providers. Extensive practical experience over many years, combined with a detailed knowledge of this area of the law means we can act quickly and decisively on […]

Christian Bear

I am a team leader in the banks and lenders team. I specialise in both residential and commercial property possessions on behalf of major lenders and mortgage providers. We help our clients recover their money as quickly and cost effectively as possible, using our many years of practical experience in this area. We can also […]

Donna Woodbridge

Professional negligence Insolvency Business recovery Debt recovery Real estate litigation I am often the first point of contact for clients contacting the firm. I work with many different types of clients and liaise with our legal teams on their behalf. My role is to provide secretarial support to several different legal teams. As such, I […]

Martyn Healy

I am a paralegal in the asset recovery team, specialising in recoveries litigation on behalf of banks and lenders. My clients are banks and lenders looking to recover their money quickly and in the most cost-effective way possible. From taking possession of the property and selling it quickly, to recovering shortfalls and pursuing professional negligence […]