Asset finance disputes

Asset finance disputes

"Melanie Chell has 'outstanding knowledge and experience, plus is easy to deal with and efficient'."

The Legal 500

Excellent service and legal advice from team specialising in asset finance disputes and litigation and legal disputes delivering an amazing client experience for companies in the UK.

As one of the largest asset finance teams outside London, we are active members of the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA), and regularly attend industry events and speak at FLA conferences, ensuring we can always advise you on industry best practice.

The asset finance recoveries 'defended' team regularly advises clients in relation to fraud and injunctive relief in respect of high value vehicles/ assets and fleets of vehicles, and is recognised in the industry as specialist in this area.

We also routinely deal with title disputes, innocent purchaser claims, satisfactory quality disputes, liens, consumer credit issues, misrepresentation claims and enforceability issues arising from guarantee claims.

The asset finance recoveries 'defended' team adopts a fiercely commercial approach to disputes and utilises the threat of litigation to secure cooperation and settlement of even the largest, most complex claims.

We always explore alternative dispute resolution methods - such as mediation - at an early stage, in order to try and reach agreement before costs become prohibitive

Work highlights

  • Successfully representing a large finance house to obtain an injunction for immediate return of several high value vehicles at risk of dissipation
  • Acting for one of UK's largest finance houses to recover nine missing high value assets, including cross-border recoveries and advice
  • Acting for a captive finance house to provide advice and investigate a large number of alleged innocent purchaser claims, including whether or not the finance house had lost title