International law firm DWF has appointed litigation partner Ricky Cannon to its debt recovery and finance litigation business in its Glasgow office in Scotland.
It has also hired Neale Tosh as an associate in the same team.
Both joined from Brodies where they both concentrated in business disputes and asset recovery.
Cannon has a particular interest and focus on motor and finance litigation and will work closely with national head of finance litigation John Perez on developing the practice into a market leading finance litigation offering across the UK and secure a larger proportion of the finance litigation market nationwide.
He has more than 16 years’ experience and has worked on a wide range of litigation including commercial litigation, finance litigation, debt recovery and insolvency. He regularly provides support to banks, asset finance lenders, financial institutions, utility companies, insolvency practitioners, debt purchasers, companies and individuals pursuing or defending claims for the recovery of debts and assets.
Tosh specialises in debt and asset recovery and has particular experience in vehicle finance litigation, volume debt recovery and personal and corporate insolvency.
John Perez, national head of finance litigation, said: “With Ricky’s legal expertise, commercially-focused approach and leadership skills, he will make a strong addition to the team. His appointment will play a vital part in our continued expansion of the litigation practice both in Scotland, Northern Ireland and throughout the UK. Ricky is somebody I have known and worked closely with for a long time and I’m absolutely delighted he and Neale are joining our growing team.”
Paul Pignatelli, executive partner of DWF Glasgow, said: “Having established the finance litigation and debt recovery unit at Brodies, Ricky has a breadth of knowledge in the current Scottish market. Alongside his strong commercial expertise, his appointment will play a vital part in our continued expansion of the litigation practice both in Scotland and throughout the UK.”
Cannon added: “There is a real synergy in the work which DWF and I provide to clients and the litigation team operates as a fully-integrated practice with a highly respected reputation throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK. Leveraging this existing platform and taking advantage of DWF’s resource across the UK, there is ample opportunity to further drive the development of the Scottish practice. It’s also a unique opportunity to join John and his national team, somebody I have worked closely with for many years and I know has a national reputation as a true market leader”