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Practice Areas

Lee is a specialist consumer law barrister with particular expertise in the fields of financial services, consumer contracts and mis-selling litigation.

Lee regularly represents and advises major organisations on issues ranging from detailed regulatory requirements and overall compliance with consumer legislation to individual contractual disputes and bulk mis-selling litigation. Lee is also instructed as specialist counsel when consumer issues arise in other areas of law.

Recent clients include large banking institutions, major credit providers, two universities, an international leasing company, a leading anti-virus software provider and a national furniture retailer.

Recent court work includes a variety of consumer law cases with a particular emphasis on defending mis-selling claims. Notable cases include Various v Diamond Resorts [2020]; R (on the application of Berkeley Burke SIPP Administration Limited) v the Financial Ombudsman Service Limited [2020] (Court of Appeal Case Number C1/2018/2892) instructed by the Association of Member-directed Pension Schemes; Boyo v Lloyds Bank plc [2019] EWHC 2279 (QB); and NatWest v Moore & Hegelund [2018] EWHC 1805 (TCC).

Lee is also currently involved in a number of important "test" complaints being reviewed by the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Career

Called to the Bar in 2010 (Inner Temple)

Advocacy Trainer (Inner Temple)

Publications

Contributing Editor to the 'Encyclopedia of Financial Services'

Contributing Editor to the Consumer Credit and Consumer Rights Chapters in 'Consumer and Trading Standards: Law and Practice' (2021)

Co-author of 'Mis-selling Financial Services' (2019)

Regular author of PLC's Regulated Lending Column

Personal

Educated at the University of Durham