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UK Bar Guide 2023
Northern (Bar) Banking & Finance
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Band 1

4 Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

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Banking & Finance - Northern (Bar)
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Band 1

Kings Chambers is the go-to set for banking and finance disputes on the Northern Circuit, with a strong team of experienced silks and well-regarded juniors. Members regularly act on behalf of national and global banks or financial institutions, as well as other corporations. The team's expertise encompasses disputes involving fraud, asset finance and mis-selling among other areas. They have recently represented Bank of Asia and a connected subsidiary business, as well as being involved in a case related to the mis-selling of tax products, and PPI. A source described how the set are "courteous in battle and fight hard for their clients."

Client service

"We receive a good service from the clerks."

"Harry Young, senior clerk, and Gary Young, chief clerk, are a pleasure to work with."

Stephen Loxton is director of clerking.

Notable Practitioners

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Paul Chaisty KC
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Paul Chaisty KC
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Band 1

Paul Chaisty KC is a seasoned commercial chancery silk. His practice is expansive and he has established himself as a go-to practitioner for company law, professional negligence and fraud. In the banking area, he frequently acts in matters concerning fraudulent misrepresentation and misappropriation. He often acts for large national or international clients and high net worth individuals. He is also called to the Bar of the BVI and the Bahamas.

"Paul is superb; a top-level opponent."

Mark Harper KC
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Mark Harper KC
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Band 1

Mark Harper KC is an excellent silk with an impressively broad financial practice. His areas of expertise include banking and finance, shareholder and company disputes, professional negligence and sports-related disputes. His offering also covers cases concerning partnership and restraint of trade. He often acts for leading financial institutions bringing claims relating to the enforcement of debt guarantees.

"Mark's advice is clear and unequivocal. He often suggests solutions which are outside of the box."

"A strong advocate and he produces excellent written work. Mark is able to build a rapport with clients easily."

Eleanor Temple
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Eleanor Temple
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Band 1

Eleanor Temple is a highly regarded junior with a broad commercial practice that takes in director disqualification and company law, in addition to her banking expertise. She is also noted for her expertise in insolvency and restructuring matters. She has a wealth of experience in the area of international banking and finance litigation work, and particular expertise in cases involving the Channel Islands. She displays prowess in cases relating to multiple jurisdictions such as advising on where proceedings should be issued, as well as the interplay of international regulation.

"Eleanor really is beyond solid."

"She works like a demon and is really cost-effective."

Ben Harding
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Ben Harding
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Band 2

Ben Harding frequently appears on behalf of and against banks and other financial institutions. His expertise includes disputes involving loans, indemnities, and consumer credit as well as mis-selling more generally.

"Ben Harding is a safe pair of hands."

"Pragmatic, very client friendly and certainly a rising star at the Manchester Bar." 

Ranked Barristers at
Kings Chambers

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Silks (KC)

Northern (Bar)

Banking & Finance

Mark Harper KC
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Mark Harper KC
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Band 1
Paul Chaisty KC
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Paul Chaisty KC
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Band 1

Juniors

Northern (Bar)

Banking & Finance

Eleanor Temple
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Eleanor Temple
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Band 1
Ben Harding
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Ben Harding
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Band 2