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Financial services litigation


Our financial services litigation practice brings a wealth of experience, dedication and creativity to the representation of our clients, and to the protection and advancement of their interests. We are an expanding domestic and cross-border contentious financial services practice, with significant experience advancing and defending complex claims on behalf of our commercial, corporate and professional services clients, covering all contentious financial services work.

Our domestic and international work for both local and offshore clients includes the prosecution and defence of claims, provision of regulatory advice, and coordination and management of offshore counsel in the context of often complex and competing factual, legal, legislative, political and strategic frameworks. While often large-scale, this work also comprises representation in matters of more modest size, the issues and importance to our clients of equal weight.

Our flexible and responsive approach to client management means that we solve our client’s problems and meet their needs with empathy, understanding, and above all else, efficiency.

What we do...

  • Corporate fraud and asset recovery - acting for trustees, corporations, financial institutions and government agencies in asset-tracing and recovery following fraud or other misconduct.
  • Investigations, regulatory matters and special projects - acting for banks and other financial institutions in respect of actual or potential customer or investor claims, regulatory investigations and internal risk management and due diligence.
  • Banking and financial institution disputes - acting for banks and major financial institutions regarding customer and investor claims, and regulatory investigations and actions.
  • Funds litigation and disputes - acting for hedge funds, investment trusts, asset managers and advisors in the defence of claims by investors as well as bringing claims against other financial institutions.
  • Group actions and investor litigation - acting for groups of investors and shareholders against banks, financial institutions, asset managers and other professional advisors regarding mis-selling, negligence, fraud and other misconduct.

Related resources

Legal updates

Five “takeaways” in claims against mortgage brokers following Taylor v Legal & General Partnership Services Ltd [2022] EWHC 2475 (Ch)

Claims arising from interest-only mortgages have been farmed in volume. Many such claims to date have sought to drive a narrative that interest-only mortgages are an inherently toxic product and brokers were negligent simply for suggesting them. Taylor is a helpful recalibration, focussing instead on what the monies raised by the mortgage product were being used for and whether the client understood the inherent risks.


Press releases

Browne Jacobson announces financial results with 11% growth in revenues

Browne Jacobson has announced its financial results for 2021-22 with revenues up 11 per cent year-on-year to £94m, up from £85m. It marks the 13th consecutive year of growth with a 59 per cent increase in revenues since 2015 (£59m).


Legal updates

Once, twice, three times a phoenix

Schedule 13 of the Finance Act 2020 has introduced new provisions empowering HMRC to issue a Joint Liability Notice on individuals for amounts payable by a company (including an LLP) to HMRC.


Published articles

Is insurance the new banking? Part 4: Facing up to behaviour and risk in the London Market

In September 2019 Lloyd’s of London “… announced … actions designed to make [its] market a place where everyone can feel safe, valued and respected …” Read about the findings here.


Recent experience

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