Banking & Finance
Our members provide advisory, drafting and advocacy services in respect of all aspects related to banking disputes, covering both domestic and cross-border transactions. They are regularly instructed by the large UK clearing banks.
Their practices include all aspects of the bank-customer relationship, including both enforcing and setting-aside different types of personal and corporate loan agreements, mortgages, guarantees and other related security. They also advise and litigate in connection with electronic funds transfers and other payment instruments, constructive trusts and tracing of assets, bills of exchange, letters of credit, performance bonds, foreign exchange transactions, consumer credit, confidentiality and advice on investments.
Members also carry out work relating to the regulation and provision of financial services (including the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000).
Our multi-disciplinary expertise proves to be a particular asset in this area of law as we bring specialist knowledge on civil fraud, company and insolvency matters to the table.
What others say
Leading silk for Banking & Finance - Chambers UK 2013
Jeremy Cousins QC of 11 Stone Buildings is "intuitive and has a touch of genius about him." Possessed of "an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law," he has a practice that encompasses both banking and professional negligence matters. (Banking & Finance - Chambers UK 2013)
Leading junior for Banking & Finance - Legal 500 2012
James Barnard has been recommended by Legal 500 as a leading barrister for Banking for a number of years, including in the most recent 2012 edition.
Articles & Publications
Given our expertise in this area our members are often invited to write for specialised publications and/or have written 11 SB case notes/bulletins on relevant topics. Please follow the link below to view the most recent articles:
- The revival of lenders’ breach of trust claims. Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, July 2012 by Jeremy Cousins QC.
- Misrepresentation on bond issues: liability in the secondary market. Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, January 2011 by Jeremy Cousins QC.
Our banking & finance barristers are: