Financial Services

Accepted as “the undisputed pre-eminent banking and finance set on the Western Circuit” members of Guildhall Chambers are particularly skilled at advising and advocating on cases relating to Financial Services – Product Mis-selling & Regulation.

These include rate swap mis-selling and LIBOR related claims, as well as broader pension, investment and mortgage mis-selling and non-compliant or illegal tax-mitigation schemes.

Our clients range from individual investors, banks, payment service providers, financial advisors, networks and others within the financial services sector, through to consumers of financial services.

Guildhall Chambers’ expertise in Financial Services – Product Mis-selling & Regulation stands out because of Chambers’ commitment to building expert interdisciplinary teams. Our work in this area draws, often, from specialists in our Professional Negligence, Fraud and Regulatory & Discipline teams.

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Financial Services Experience

Members of Chambers have appeared in all of the leading mis-selling cases, including: lead counsel appointment in a group pension mis-selling action (Cocking v Prudential); acting in a 400 strong group action in the Commercial Court on behalf of Equitable Life’s trapped annuitants (Abeles and Others v Equitable Life Assurance Society); acting for Zurich Life to defend claims for product mis-selling arising out of the collapse of the Bahamian Imperial Consolidated Fund (Seymour v Caroline Ockwell & Co; Zurich IFA Ltd); acting for investors into the AIG Enhanced Variable Rate Fund who suffered substantial losses following its collapse (Rubenstein v HSBC Bank); acting for a number of high net worth individuals and businesses in relation to the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products (Rowley and Green v Royal Bank of Scotland) as well as those concerned with the manipulation of LIBOR (Ardeshir Naghshineh v Bank of Scotland Plc, Graiseley Properties Ltd v Barclays Bank Plc, Hotel de France Ltd v Lloyds (off-shore litigation in Jersey), Rhino Enterprises Ltd v Barclays Bank Plc and Longford Securities Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland).

Financial Services Barristers

Hugh Sims KC

Call 1999 | Silk 2014

John Virgo

Call 1983

Richard Ascroft

Call 1995

Christopher Hare

Christopher Hare

Call 1998

Lucy Walker

Call 2008 | Sol 1998

Stefan Ramel

Call 2002

Holly Doyle

Call 2008

James Wibberley

Call 2009

Jay Jagasia

Call 2012 | Sol 2010

James Hannant

Call 2013

Nicholas Evans

Call 2018

Saisha Bacon

Call 2019

Nicholas Davidson KC

Call 1974 | Silk 1993

Financial Services Clerks

Stephen Arnold

Senior Practice Manager - Civil

Joe Stayte

Practice Manager - Commercial, Insolvency, Property & Estates, Court of Protection (Property & Affairs)

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