Larry Coltman, Partner, Dispute Resolution
- Birmingham office
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For over thirty years I have advised on all aspects of commercial dispute resolution in the manufacturing and distribution sectors, including raw materials, textiles, engineering, transport, food and chemicals.
I have particular expertise in advising on claims relating to the Commercial Agents’ Regulations 1993. I regularly advise on agency and distribution disputes throughout the EU and act for both principals and agents. My clients include major PLCs as well as UK and US-based principals exporting goods throughout the EU. I am the UK member of a specialist legal working group representing principals and agents in the EU, USA and Commonwealth, and I also advise on franchise claims for franchisors and franchisees.
I frequently advise on complex policy disputes in the credit insurance industry on behalf of insurers, brokers and insureds. Insolvency matters, including contested insolvencies primarily on behalf of creditors, are a major part of my practice. Large retention of title (ROT) claims are a regular feature of my work, including many in notable insolvencies such as Woolworths, Comet, T J Hughes and Republic. I have also been involved in a number of insolvency actions against directors and partners in insolvency businesses.
I speak regularly at IDI, ESMA and MAA conferences across Europe and am a regular contributor to the MAA magazine.
In my spare time I enjoy cycling, gardening and travel.