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MBM Commercial LLP

Banking Litigation

2 ranked lawyersBand 2ScotlandUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly adept litigators with a strong track record in bringing claims against banks. Particular expertise in relation to allegations of breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and personal guarantees. Claimant-side capabilities are supplemented by experience acting for institutional and commercial lenders, particularly with regard to professional negligence claims and repossession work. Also regularly pursues litigation relating to 'vulture funds' and online fraud.

Strengths

"The team is pragmatic, quick and sensible in its advice," says a source.

One commentator describes the firm as "the go-to for clients wishing to bring a case against a bank" and adds: "The whole team is excellent and they definitely know their stuff."

Sources consider the team to be "commercially astute and able to tailor its service to each individual client's need."

Work highlights

Represented David and Christine Proctor in a dispute with Clydesdale Bank and a hedge fund regarding a £300,000 personal guarantee the Proctors had made in respect of the debts associated with a company owned by Mr Proctor.

Notable practitioners

Catriona MacLean primarily acts for claimants on a wide range of contentious financial matters, including contract breaches, insolvency disputes and banking fraud. Head of dispute resolution at the firm, she is an expert litigator as well as a qualified mediator.
"She is exceptionally good." "The leading solicitor in Scotland for claims against banks." "She is brilliant, creative and thinks outside the box." "Cat is a very experienced practitioner with a high level of expertise."

Jamie Apted handles a broad range of disputes arising in relation to banking and finance, including claims for fraud and professional negligence.
"He is really impressive, always very strong on the law and very collaborative." "He has good technical abilities." "A very strong associate."

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Scotland

Banking Litigation


Catriona MacLean
Band 2
Jamie Apted
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