Pinsent Masons

Banking Litigation Department

Scotland
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What the team is known for Regularly called on by a sizeable number of major banks and financial institutions to handle complex litigation and regulatory proceedings. Especially strong experience in handling mis-selling claims relating to derivatives and PPI, as well as professional negligence and civil fraud matters. Fields a team with strong in-house advocacy capabilities. Able to draw on the firm's national footprint where necessary to handle large-scale cases on an inter-office basis.

Strengths"A top player in the market," says one commentator.

"It's a strong firm that gets a lot of high-quality banking work," says another source.

Notable practitioners


Jim Cormack QC
is accomplished in handling a wide array of financial litigation. A solicitor advocate who is dual-qualified in Scotland and in England and Wales, he regularly represents clients in court as well as handling mediation on their behalf.
"He is very reliable, straight-talking and easy to deal with." "A heavyweight litigator." "He is excellent and very knowledgeable."


Joanne Gillies
is a dual-qualified solicitor advocate with experience managing a broad range of banking disputes and other litigation related to the financial sector. She has particular strength in matters concerning insolvency issues and fraud.
"She is extremely capable, very good on her feet and knows exactly what she's doing."