Shoosmiths to launch in Manchester

<a class=Shoosmiths to launch in Manchester” />Shoosmiths is set open its first office in Manchester within the next three months, which will focus on mortgage recovery work.

Lender services head Waine Mannix (pictured) will spearhead the Manchester launch, having recruited lawyers from DLA Piper and mortgage finance company HL Interactive for the new office.

Mannix said: “Our lender services team continues to go from strength to strength and is well on the way to achieving year on year growth of 25 per cent.

“Although some of our development has been driven by the current economic conditions, it’s always been part of our long term business plan to expand into receivables finance.”

Shoosmiths has brought in DLA associate Harold Brako to head the new receivables finance litigation practice, and Darren Shaw from mortgage repossession law firm HL Interactive to deal with mortgage recovery work in Manchester.

The office will be Shoosmiths’ eighth, and comes five years after the firm opened in Birmingham. The firm is headquartered in Reading, and also has bases in Basingstoke, London and Nottingham.