Ramona Derbyshire

Ramona Derbyshire

Partner
Swindon 6 Drakes Meadow Penny Lane Swindon SN3 3LL
Mobile 07876547859

Partner - Commercial Dispute Resolution Team and Head of Recoveries

Ramona qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 and became a Partner in 2009. With over 15 years' experience in helping businesses succeed and grow, Ramona heads up our Business Growth team. She acts for a variety of clients, from SMEs to multinationals, providing clear and focused commercial advice. To help businesses navigate complex situations, Ramona advises clients through joint venture, shareholder and director disputes, contract claims, quality issues and negligence actions.

From debt recovery to reputation claims, Ramona advises on all aspects of dispute resolution that many businesses face. She has particular expertise in representing businesses in defence liability claims, including defence of product and personal injury claims, and in financial disputes, professional negligence and compliance claims. Ramona also has a deep understanding of Financial Ombudsman actions and insurance-related disputes.

Ramona takes great pride in understanding the business, culture and priorities of every client, seeking to resolve disputes quickly and cost-effectively, whether through negotiated settlement and mediation or court action.

Business Growth

Through our Business Growth team, Ramona ensures that Thrings becomes a natural extension of each client's business, taking away the burden and worry while offering cost-efficient expert legal advice. This is particularly valuable for family businesses, entrepreneurs and owners of private business. Together with the rest of the team, she supports businesses throughout their lifecycle, helping to protect reputations, grasp opportunities for growth and ensure matters are resolved cost-effectively.


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

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