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Jason Byrne

Jason Byrne

Jason Byrne

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Jason specializes in debt recovery and in particular consumer credit litigation.  He acts for a significant number of leading lenders, finance houses and debt purchasers in respect of their litigation needs and debt recovery work in Northern Ireland.  He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Northern Irish civil litigation and is familiar with the intricate workings of the County Court, High Court and Enforcement of Judgments Office that in turn allows him to produce an efficient, practical and effective recovery service for his clients.

His previous work highlights include:

  • Acting for a major finance house in defending a significant portfolio of alleged mis-selling of PPI claims, which included the first defended case of this type to proceed to a contested hearing in the County Court of Northern Ireland, as well as successfully disposing of the majority of that portfolio prior to hearing through negotiation and interlocutory applications.
  • Being the sole Northern Ireland legal representative for a major European debt purchaser client and advising on its litigation strategy for its newly acquired multi-million pound NI debt portfolio and directly overseeing the recovery and litigation process through to completion.
  • Reviewing and streamlining the firm’s debt recovery processes in Northern Ireland and being instrumental in the design and implementation of the firm’s new bespoke, automated, volume debt case management system.
  • Jason studied Law at Queens University Belfast graduating in 2002.  He first worked as a paralegal in McManus Kearney Solicitors for 3 years assisting predominantly in the firm’s insolvency department.  Jason gained admission to the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and graduated with Distinction in 2007.  He qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland in September 2007 and was an assistant solicitor in McManus Kearney until 2010 when he became a partner.  Jason later became a partner in Shoosmiths in 2016 following its merger with McManus Kearney.

My education:

BA (Hons) in Law 2:2 ( Queens University Belfast )