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Specialises in acting for corporate claimants in high-profile banking disputes against major financial institutions. Offers a dedicated team of litigators experienced in taking on complex commercial disputes that are often multi-jurisdictional in scope. Strong track record in acting for large claimant groups on cases relating to fraudulent misrepresentation and financial mis-selling. Also has experience handling matters concerning the manipulation of financial benchmarks.
"The team is driven to deliver the right result," says a source. "The lawyers are engaging and personable, flexible and open, and their communications are top notch."
"The team are highly strategic, willing to take on risks and are creative in their approach to claims," comments another client.
Another source says of the firm's lawyers: "They work hard and care about their clients."
Acted for two private individuals in a case concerning alleged swap mis-selling by NatWest in 2008 and the claimants' subsequent failure to repay various loans and overdraft arrangements with the bank on time. Following a positive adjudication for the claimants from the Financial Ombudsman Service, the case will now test the extent of a bank's duties in practice with regard to selling hedging products to individuals rather than companies.
Anthony Maton is managing partner of the firm and an experienced financial litigator. He has notable expertise acting in high-profile cases against prominent financial institutions, particularly matters involving intersection between banking and competition law.
"Anthony leads the team with calm assurance and a common-sense approach to problems." "He is excellent and a very able lawyer." "A superb practitioner."
John McElroy impresses with his broad-based expertise in banking litigation. He represents clients in a variety of claims brought against both retail and commercial banks concerning alleged misconduct.
"He is excellent and incredibly bright." "John understands the issues very quickly and is a pleasure to work with."
Lianne Craig is head of the firm's commercial disputes group and maintains a strong reputation for her litigation practice. She is highly accomplished at leading large-scale litigation against banks with regard to mis-selling, benchmark manipulation and other forms of financial misconduct.
"She demonstrates really good judgement and strategic thinking and has amazing instincts." "Lianne is very user-friendly, super creative and very engaged in the day-to-day on a case." "She is a good tactician and negotiator."
Senior associate Simon Bishop has a burgeoning litigation practice, with notable experience assisting with claims related to the mis-selling of financial products and benchmark manipulation.
"He's very smart and has an exceptional eye for detail - he is completely on top of every aspect of a case." "He is both client- and business-orientated, has excellent communication skills and offers clear strategic vision." "A very able litigator."
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The respected Commercial Litigation team has an excellent track record in litigating complex, high value disputes, often with an international or multi-jurisdictional angle. The team has challenged some of the best known financial institutions worldwide and regularly receives referral work from some of the most recognised names in the legal world when they are conflicted. For example, in recent years it has been instructed on a number of the highest profile banking litigation cases arising out of LIBOR manipulation and interest rate swap misselling.