Jim Taylor is a partner in Shoosmiths’ recoveries services group. He leads our unsecured lending litigation and recoveries unit, which acts for lenders and debt purchasers providing volume recoveries services for unsecured consumer lending products.
The unit also provides bespoke advice on defended and complex claims using one case management system, allowing collated management information, under one management structure.
Taylor acts for several lenders and debt purchasers advising them on a wide range of banking, lending and security issues. He also works closely with those clients to design and implement innovative and cost-effective recoveries strategies in an increasingly regulated environment.
Taylor also advises lenders and debt purchasers on claims against them including, for example, issues arising under consumer credit legislation, security issues, and restitutionary claims.
He joined Shoosmiths as a trainee in 1996. He qualified in 1998, became an associate in 2001 and was promoted to partner in 2006. Taylor, therefore, has more than 14 years’ experience in dealing with recoveries litigation.