Banking disputes

Disputes between banks and their clients are sometimes unavoidable. However, when it comes to taking legal action to resolve the problem, customers often find it difficult to appoint a lawyer experienced in banking matters. This is because many firms with highly regarded litigaton practices also have banking clients and are therefore faced with a conflict of interest.

With a few exceptions, we do not have those constraints, and can therefore act for most individual clients with banking grievances. Our dispute resolution team advises on all issues arising from the bank/customer relationship, including breach of mandate, breach of confidentiality, and wrongfully provided investment and other advice.

Working closely with colleagues in our banking team, we can also assist in disputes over guarantees and banking security (for example, concerning mortgages or charges), trade credits and financial instruments such as derivatives. We are also able to advise on the wider questions of law and jurisdiction that often arise.

Recent work

  • Acted for a customer alleging misrepresentation by a bank in regard to its intention to make a substantial loan.
  • Represented a client who claimed that a major investment bank had mismanaged his investment portfolio leading to substantial losses.


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