Whatever might eventually happen with Brexit, most informed observers will have recently had cause to reflect upon the differential between data protection law in the European Union and that in other advanced jurisdictions such as the US. The recent publicity involving Facebook has emphasised the fact that European Union law is light-years ahead of other mature jurisdictions in this respect.Continue Reading
Invoice financiers are gearing up for the introduction of the GDPR which will introduce significant reforms to data protection law, and are keenly interested in the outcome of discussions which are likely between UK Finance and the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”).Continue Reading
It was almost 3 years ago in December 2014 when the Government announced its intention to bring forward legislation outlawing bans on assignment in commercial contracts.Continue Reading
Following an extensive consultation process since 2009 the final version of the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims as dictated by the Ministry of Justice came into force on 1 October 2017.Continue Reading
There has been much debate and comment amongst invoice financiers and others following the recent landmark decision of the High Court in BHL v Leumi ABL Ltd  EWHC 1871 (QB), but we have to point out that the decision did not come as a surprise to everyone.Continue Reading
Ryan joined Bermans in 2010 and has been a member of the Asset Based Lending team since 2016. Ryan predominantly deals with prelegal correspondence and process driven claims and enforcement.Continue Reading
Gayle is Litigation Executive and has over 25 years experience of producing and managing court process for a variety of commercial clients and has worked extensively for clients in the asset based finance market. Gayle predominantly deals with undefended and process driven claims.
t: 0161 827 4615
Alissa joined Bermans in January 2017 as a solicitor working across both of our Asset Finance and Invoice Finance departments.
Alissa graduated from Liverpool University with a law degree before qualifying as a solicitor in 2010.
She has assisted and led on a broad range of finance transactions including real estate finance, social housing finance and corporate lending.
Alissa has a keen interest in live music and travelling, and have previously spent time travelling Thailand, Australia and Fiji.
Tel: 0161 827 4601
Bernard founded Bermans invoice finance team back in the early/ mid 1970’s following his law degree and qualification a solicitor in 1973 and has been a major figure in the industry ever since. He devised and still delivers the much appreciated, very popular and well attended Legal Aspects residential course for UK Finance (previously ABFA).
Now a consultant with the firm, Bernard assists the team with a variety of invoice finance issues including the complex drafting of bespoke documents.
Tel: 0151 224 0500
Andrew is at Senior Associate who joined Bermans in 1985 to assist Ian Munford following the opening of our Manchester office.
He has over 30 years experience in Asset finance litigation dealing with matters such as fraud, freezing orders, title claims, delivery up claims, guarantee/indemnity claims, shortfalls and general debt recovery for a wide range of asset based lenders including members of the Finance & Leasing Association and Asset Based Finance Association.
He is a strong litigator but equally at home negotiating towards an amicable settlement, where costs, commercial or other reasons for advising settlement dictate. His calm and approachable manner is much appreciated by clients.
Though his football playing days are long gone he retains a keen interest in sport. Andrew is a season ticket holder at Manchester United and also follows the fortunes of his home town Rugby League club Salford Red Devils.
Tel: 0161 827 4607