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Banking Disputes Blog

Brexit – Implications for Banking Disputes

The UK public’s decision to leave the EU is an important one. Leaving the largest economy in the world is bound to have consequences for UK banks and their customers in both in the immediate future and long term. The economic uncertainty caused by the leave vote, and eventual Brexit, is inevitably going to put customers at odds with their banks. Ultimately this could result in the types of legal and financial issues experienced both during and after the 2008 financial crisis. Already we are seeing signs of stress on the banking sector and talk of future bailouts . It was...
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Bank Misconduct and Economic Crime: Guest Blog by Nikki Turner, Director of SME Alliance

On Tuesday 24th May, I was invited to share a platform at an event at Westminster with Nikki Turner, director and co-founder of SME Alliance . The event was hosted by the APPG on Fair Business Banking and the topic under discussion was whether a financial tribunal system could kick-start cultural change in banking. I wrote about the evening in a recent blog which you can read about here . Nikki Turner has kindly given me permission to re-produce the text of her speech, which focussed very much on the human cost of bank misconduct, and with grateful thanks her speech...
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How can we achieve cultural change within the banking sector?

Debate at Westminster: Can a Financial Tribunal System Kick-start Cultural Change in Banking? On Tuesday 24th May I had the privilege of being asked to speak at Westminster – a first for me. The event was organised by a group of MPs, led by Calum Kerr, and lobbyists, all passionate about driving cultural change in British banking. The title of my talk and indeed the debate was “Can a financial tribunal system kick start cultural change in banking?” – a theme borrowed from barrister Richard Samuel of 3 Hare Court chambers - whose article in the Financial Times - “Banks must...
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What is a Caveat? And Why You Need One!

In anticipation of the launch of our new fixed fee package “Nip It In the Bud – a simple fixed fee package helping you resolve disputes quickly and cost efficiently” . This post will cover one of the key features of the package: caveats. Outlining what a caveat is and the reason you might need one! What is a caveat? A caveat is a legal document that is lodged at court by a person or a company. Once caveat is in place, it obliges the court to tell that person or company if someone is seeking an immediate order against them....
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Professional Negligence – Clearing the Causation Hurdle

An overlooked but important element In their recent Blog posts Jamie and Liina looked at how to go about pursuing professional advisors for negligence. Following on in this series I will look at the next element in making a successful claim – clearing the causation hurdle. It is all well and good identifying potentially negligent acts and then instructing an expert to provide you with a report that a professional has acted negligently. But this alone is not enough to pursue a successful claim before the courts. Having established negligence, the next step before finally calculating loss is demonstrating causation. But...
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