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Case Study: Lender Default Charge of £150k+ Completely Defeated

Summary of one of our successes in defeating aggressive bridging lender misconduct over default penalty charges and threats to appoint LPA Receivers and commence Possession proceedings.

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RBS v JP SPC 4 & Another: The Privy Council Restricts Banks’ Quincecare Duty

In the recent case of RBS v JP SPC 4 & Another, the Privy Council upheld the striking out of a claim against the Royal Bank of Scotland for damages of over £60 million.

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Bringing Professional Negligence Claims: McClean and Others v Thornhill

The case of McClean and Others v Thornhill sheds light on how those providing advice may now protect themselves based on the technicalities of a disclaimer. Multiple investors…

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Court of Appeal assesses swap mis-selling complaint under FCA DISP

The Court of Appeal recently analysed a swap mis-selling complaint submitted by the Claimant under the FCA Dispute Resolution scheme (“DISP”), which complaint would stop time running for the purposes of a making a complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (“FOS”).

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German company commences High Court litigation over unpaid Letter of Credit

A Letter of Credit is an irrevocable written commitment by a Bank to make payment to a seller, in connection with the export of specific goods, against the presentation of specified documents identified in the Letter of Credit and relating to those goods. If you have a dispute about a documentary credit our expert UK lawyers can assist.

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High Court considers legal privilege in case concerning fraudulent trading and dishonest assistance

The High Court held RBS and Natwest vicariously liable for traders assisting in fraud, despite lacking actual knowledge of the fraud. Read the full judgment for Bilta (UK) Ltd & Ors v Natwest Markets Plc & Anor [2020] EWHC 546 (Ch), which case concerned legal privilege amongst allegations of fraudulent trading and dishonest assistance.

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APPG complaint to SRA against Lloyds’ legal advisers Herbert Smith Freehills in HBOS review scheme

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (“APPG”) have submitted a lengthy complaint to the SRA against Herbert Smith Freehills, legal advisers to Lloyds Banking Group during the lender’s compensation review scheme in relation to fraud at HBOS. The scheme is due to reopen following Sir Ross Cranston’s report that Lloyds’ original customer review had ‘serious shortcomings’.