Ramona Derbyshire - 																					Partner

Ramona Derbyshire

6 Drakes Meadow
Penny Lane
Swindon SN3 3LL

Partner - Commercial Dispute Resolution Team and Head of Recoveries

Ramona’s central role at Thrings is to provide quality recovery litigation for all the team’s clients. She heads up the Debt and Asset Recoveries Team in Swindon, acting for a variety of clients from SMEs to multinationals. Ramona takes great pride in understanding the business, culture and priorities of every client, seeking to resolve disputes by alternative methods such as mediation.

Through her commercial approach to problem-solving Ramona is able to offer clear and focused advice, resulting in quick, cost-effective resolutions. She has particular expertise dealing with corporate and contract disputes as well as defended debt actions.

Ramona represents corporate clients in defence liability claims including defence of product and personal injury claims. She also provides Financial Service Litigation, defending professional negligence and compliance claims, advising in relation to FOS actions and insurance-related disputes.

Key Experience

Ramona’s relevant experience includes:

  • advising a global commercial vehicle manufacturer on all aspects of contract termination, enforcement and product liability issues
  • assisting in-house counsel of a financial services business on breach of warranty claims, defending mis-selling and misconduct complaints and advising on regulatory aspects
  • advising a Danish-based corporation in relation to claims by its UK distribution network
  • negotiating a multi-million pound settlement for a commercial client in relation to a negligence claim against its former property advisors
  • assisting the UK collections arm of a global credit insurer to recover trade debt across the financial spectrum, providing cost-efficient, accurate and commercially-effective litigation
  • representing numerous professional services businesses to recover unpaid invoices including risk reviews, in-house training and contract assessment


Ramona Derbyshire Accolades


News 3 April 2017

Cyber security – are you at risk?

Recent high-profile cases of cyber attacks involving Google, TalkTalk and Post Office not only remind us that cyber crime is on the rise, but also that no business is completely safe.

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News 22 March 2017

South West builders’ merchants join forces

Independent builders’ merchants Kellaway Building Supplies has continued its recent growth with the acquisition of Marlborough Building Supplies.

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News 20 February 2017

Liability of parent companies

In a recent case, the High Court carried out an analysis of the factors in which a parent company owes a duty of care as to operations carried out...

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News 9 February 2017

Thrings appointed to Bar Council debt recovery panel

The Bar Council - the professional association which represents barristers in England and Wales – is enhancing its offering to members after forming a new strategic partnership with commercial...

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News 31 January 2017

High Court stays enforcement of ICSID award

Mr Justice Blair in the Commercial Division of the High Court in London has delivered an important judgment which, for the first time, stays enforcement of an International Centre...

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