The Shoosmiths Asset Finance Disputes team act for a wide range of Banks, finance companies and businesses for their high value, complex and cross border disputes work.

Our specialist team offers legal advice that provides business solutions to our clients for their litigation needs that is commercial and designed to maximise recoveries.  Work is produced to a high standard, on time, within budget and contains a recommendation.

The firm holds a free asset finance forum every quarter at our London office where the latest topics in the asset based lending industry are discussed and ideas exchanged.

We are members of the Finance & Leasing Association (“the FLA”), provide training on ‘Understanding Fraud in Asset Finance’ for the FLA / their members and sponsor the Asset Finance Connect conferences.

Shoosmiths can assist you in the following areas:

  • High value return of goods claims against customers or third parties (including injunctions).
  • Money claims in the High Court against customers, guarantors or third parties wrongfully using your goods without paying for them.
  • Enforcement of Court Orders in the UK and abroad.
  • Title disputes where there are dual interests in the same asset and you want to know who owns the goods.
  • Fraud cases - advice on how to proceed against the supplier, the customer, the introducer where there is a fraud.
  • Advice on how to proceed when there is a quality dispute complaint.
  • Actions against directors personally for misrepresentation.


  • Acting for a French bank and advising on a contract to assist in the pursuit of a £5m debt.
  • Acting for a lender in London in a High Court action in Manchester to pursue 10 Defendants for the return of 36 assets worth £1.3m.
  • Recovering plant and machinery for a client by consent worth £650,000 pre action.
  • Securing 10 Global Substitution Orders which impacted debt claims in courts across 50,000 live matters.
  • Advising on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and the government backed guarantee.

If you need any support or assistance or would like any further information on our offering then please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan Mills or David Farnell by mobile or email below.

We would be delighted to hear from you.

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