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Banking Litigation

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What the team is known for

Maintains a strong reputation for its abilities handling professional negligence claims arising from financial transactions involving residential properties. Adept on corporate and commercial lending disputes and also recommended for its assistance with title rectifications and repossession actions. Regularly acts for major retail banks and building societies along with other finance providers.

Strengths

One client says:"They are one of the go-to teams for title rectification work."

"The lawyers have extremely impressive in-depth knowledge of the area and the quality of their advice is consistently high," says another.

A source reports: "It's a good department where everybody knows how to do things right."

Work highlights

Represented an institutional investor in the recovery of £1 million in outstanding loan facilities from a defendant property developer.

Notable practitioners

Richard Sandford acts on a wide array of litigious matters for major national banks and other lenders. He often handles complex debt recovery actions as well as claims for professional negligence and title disputes.
"Richard brings huge experience and a hands-on approach to the cases he deals with."

Rob Payne acts for clients on a range of complex disputes and investigations relating to the banking sector. He regularly handles claims for alleged misrepresentation and fraud, as well as advising clients on how to manage risk and avoid litigation.
"He has been in the industry for a long time and is very knowledgeable." "Rob is highly experienced, forensic in his approach and has a commercial understanding of banking law."

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Overview

The Banking Litigation Team is a specialist team within Litigation & Dispute Resolution acting for both financial and blue chip institutions in the collection of secured and unsecured commercial debt, and in defending claims.

Having acted for banks and asset finance companies over many years, the Team has extensive knowledge of these industries and their working practices. The Team’s focus on recoveries on the part of lenders means that it is fully conversant with relevant law (e.g. O’Brien, Etridge). The team also works closely, where appropriate, with the firm’s Real Estate, Finance, and Insolvency teams.

The team are committed to providing a competitively priced service, but not at the cost of either quality or client service. A practical and commercial approach is always adopted, and the team has extensive experience of all forms of alternative dispute resolution (including mediations and arbitrations). From time to time there are however disputes which simply cannot be resolved in this manner, and which have to proceed to trial. Our experience as trial lawyers is substantial, and the Team can boast numerous successes in both the High Court and the appellate courts.

Banking Litigation

Walker Morris LLP

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Location

33 Wellington Street

Leeds

West Yorkshire

UK

LS1 4DL

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Banking Litigation


Richard Sandford
Band 3
Rob Payne
Band 2