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James Baird

Partner

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Email: James Baird
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 121 234 0068
  • Direct Fax: +44 (0) 121 234 0003
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7775 862 720

Expertise

James is an expert in advising lenders in all aspects of banking and asset finance litigation, and has particular expertise in advising on matters such as fraud, international cross border recoveries, title disputes, quality disputes, consumer credit litigation and collections consultancy.

Experience

He 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.

Successes

Recovery of high value vehicles from Antwerp docks prior to trans shipment to Hong Kong following seeking and obtaining without notice injunction and related orders.

Recovery of a high value vehicle in Stockholm and seizure of the debtors passport.

Recovery of a high value vehicle in Marbella following seeking and obtaining without notice injunctions and related orders.

Taken action in USA in various states against US auction house for selling finance house’s construction plant.

Sought to repossess property used as diplomatic premises in the UK by a foreign state and sued the solicitors originally instructed on the transaction for negligence.

Interests

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