I'm a partner in our Dispute Resolution practice in London. I've spent my whole professional career of over 25 years resolving disputes and managing risk for businesses operating in, or affected by, the financial services sector.
Over the years, I have advised on some of the financial services sector's most high profile disputes. These have generally arisen out of scandals or major crises - from the collapse of BCCI, to the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, to the credit crunch of 2007 and all the litigation that has flowed, and is continuing to flow, from that including, the Bernard Madoff 'ponzi' scheme fraud, the RBS Rights Issue group litigation, and a raft of financial instruments mis-selling claims.
I've represented claimants and defendants in litigation including to the highest level domestic court, the Supreme Court, in arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution. For claimants this has included group/class action litigation.
We appreciate that litigation can be very expensive and an additional, unwanted cost outside of the scope of our clients' businesses and so we offer flexible funding arrangements and work with third party funders and insurers to offer clients a range of financing options. This enables clients and us to focus on the substance of their claims, and as we share in the risk, clients can be confident that we are fighting in their corner.
I have worked in-house for a bank as well as in private practice; I know the financial services sector from the inside out. Of course, disputes can arise in any area in the financial sector but here are some of the areas we've covered: bondholder disputes; shareholder/investor disputes including around rights issues; mis-selling of financial products including swaps and other derivatives; financial benchmark manipulation; transition management services fraud; payment services litigation.
You'll find me ranked in Chambers for my banking litigation work.