"Paula Swain focuses on disputes work for clients including retail banks and motor finance companies. She is praised for her "clear and practical advice and encyclopaedic knowledge of finance matters." "
Paula is a trusted advisor to banks, asset finance companies and creditor companies on a variety of consumer credit, finance and business disputes.
Paula’s expertise includes handling disputes around:
- secured and unsecured lending
- guarantees and indemnities
- complex asset recoveries
- title to goods
- quality of goods
- breach of warranty and fraud claims
- leasing, hire purchase and conditional sale agreements
- retention of title
- commercial contracts
- debt recovery
- company and partnership disputes
Paula also advises around Data Protection issues and post contract information requirements.
Mediation is a common method of dispute resolution and Paula is a supporting advisor and advocate for her clients at mediation.
Paula’s focus is not just on the law, and she has particular experience in managing cases for clients where there might be branding issues or concerns about the potential for adverse publicity.
Paula is a contributing author to "Westlaw UK Insights" and the chapter headed "Consumer credit agreements: default and termination".
LLB (Hons) in Law 2:1 ( University of Southampton )