We are a high value specialist practice with national and regional banking and finance clients. Our advice is both practical and strategic and we have long experience of disputes affecting banks.
Mark Rhys-Jones is recognised as a 'Leader in his Field' by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 and leads a team of dedicated
banking litigation lawyers.
We advise banks on operational losses, on pursuing professional negligence claims, on the appointment of receivers and insolvency practitioners, and on commercial recovery strategies and enforcement, both secured and unsecured.
Our work for leading commercial banks has given us particular expertise in disputes arising from fraud and breach of mandate claims, and also in the law of payments, and in resolving banker/customer contractual disputes and reputational claims.
What our clients say
"They are very easy to deal with and because of their understanding of our internal culture and governance, they are able to anticipate what will make life easier for me personally and what our organisation's risk appetite is likely to be." Chambers 2019
"They have excellent experience of handling banking issues and always adopt a sensible commercial approach." Chambers 2019
"An excellent provider of legal services where client satisfaction is a key driver in not only what they do, but how it is delivered," clients say. Chambers 2018
"It is a disputes practice with a broad range of skills. The service is excellent: always prompt and courteous." Chambers 2017
"We have confidence in the advice provided by the team. They are particularly good at thinking out of the box and providing alternative strategies." Chambers 2017
Our well-established and highly respected team offers a depth of expertise in receivership work, encompassing dispute resolution, real estate, property litigation and agriculture. We deal with both commercial and residential property, encompassing industrial estates, nursing homes, holiday parks and hotels, agricultural properties and strategic land holdings, and buy to let portfolios.
We support secured lenders with their appointments and contentious issues arising from the enforcement of their security, including title rectification and professional negligence claims.
We act for receivers, both those appointed by lenders under fixed charges and those appointed by the court, including for many national leading receivership teams within large professional practices.
We advise receivers on the validity of their appointments and on the extent of their powers and duties. We deal with disputes with owners and occupiers, including claims for possession against tenants and trespassers and responding to injunction applications.
We assist with strategies for managing properties in receivership and act in disposals of residential, commercial and agricultural properties.
Our team comprises many specialist lawyers and is led by Mark Rhys Jones.