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Guildhall Chambers

Banking & Finance

5 ranked barristersBand 1Western (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Guildhall Chambers is a much-lauded commercial set with significant capability in banking and finance disputes. The set houses a deep bench of talent which includes pre-eminent silks and knowledgeable juniors. Members regularly act on behalf of and against major banks and other financial institutions, and have been particularly active in recent years on mis-selling and professional negligence claims involving financial advisers. An interviewee says: "They have good experience in financial services litigation."

Client service:

Oliver Edwards and Lucy Northeast are the senior practice managers.

Holly Doyle
Holly Doyle handles highly complex banking and finance litigation as part of her wide-ranging commercial disputes practice. She acts on behalf of banks and financial institutions as well as individual clients. She frequently handles mis-selling and professional negligence claims involving financial advisers.

Strengths:

Hugh Sims QC
Hugh Sims QC has a highly respected commercial practice that includes deep expertise in an array of areas, including chancery, company law, professional negligence and insolvency-related disputes. His work in the area of banking and finance includes acting both for and against banks and other financial institutions.
"He is superb - great with clients and a brilliant mind."
Recent work: Acted in a Court of Appeal case concerning issues arising in relation to the redaction of loan facility and assignment documentation.

Strengths:

Jay Jagasia
Jay Jagasia is an experienced junior who draws on his additional experience as a solicitor. He frequently handles banking and finance litigation as part of a varied commercial disputes practice. He acts both for and against banks and financial institutions.
"He is extremely responsive, knows his stuff and is a very good advocate."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in Adams v Options SIPP UK, a case concerning SIPP mis-selling and the extent of duties owed by SIPP providers.

Strengths:

John Virgo
John Virgo enjoys an outstanding reputation as a highly capable junior who handles disputes for a strong client base. He has additional expertise in relation to professional negligence matters, particularly as they apply to the banking industry. He is noted for his specialist expertise in cases relating to the mis-selling of financial products, a subject on which he has co-authored a leading text.
"His written advice is excellent. He is technically very able and you get balanced advice showing all the risk."
Recent work: Acted in Morley v Royal Bank of Scotland, a multimillion-pound claim arising out of the bank’s alleged mistreatment of Morley by its Global Restructuring Unit.

Strengths:

Stefan Ramel
Stefan Ramel is a solid junior with a wide-ranging commercial practice encompassing company law and insolvency matters in addition to banking and finance disputes. He regularly acts on behalf of major banks and other lending institutions.
"He is extremely good on his feet."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of the Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland in relation to an application for a bankruptcy annulment.

Banking & Finance

Guildhall Chambers

firm
Location

23 Broad Street

Bristol

Bristol

UK

BS1 2HG

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Silks (QC)

Western (Bar)

Banking & Finance


Hugh Sims QC
Band 1

Juniors

Western (Bar)

Banking & Finance


Holly Doyle
Band 2
Jay Jagasia
Band 2
John Virgo
Band 1
Stefan Ramel
Band 1