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Banking

"Outer Temple Chambers is 'very strong in the area of crime' and how that increasingly overlaps with banking and civil fraud disputes."

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Outer Temple Chambers’ banking practice has a reputation as a strong and reliable source of commercial advice, being recognised as a leading set for commercial and chancery litigation, involving banks and other financial services institutions. Working with clients from retail and investment banking, financial services (including commercial regulatory advice arising under FSMA) and insurance (including in connection with Lloyd’s of London), our specialist barristers and associates adopt a commercial approach to offer practical solutions to help overcome diverse business challenges. We have the rare advantage of having regulatory expertise which informs the hard-edged practical advice given by our team.

Banking Barristers

Our banking barristers and associates take pride in finding pragmatic solutions to commercial problems – whether in litigation or advisory work. Many of the team are qualified in Alternative Dispute Resolution and have experience in arbitrations and mediations. Several of our barristers and associates have extensive experience of international cases including matters before the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts, in the Middle East, New York and other jurisdictions.

Silks and juniors are currently acting for and against banks in some of the biggest cases currently in the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division (including in numerous interest rate swaps cases), and advising banks on high profile commercial matters outside of court (ie. bribery, Libor manipulation and money laundering).

Important cases have included: Graisely Properties Limited Ors v Barclays Bank Plc [2013] (and related judgments), a high profile Libor test case which was before the Court of Appeal; an LCIA International Commercial Arbitration (acting for a Middle East company in a banking dispute over foreign exchange transactions); Shah v HSBC (a bank’s obligations under POCA and the scope of the duty of care owed by a bank to its customer) and Re AIG EVRF (retail mis-selling by wealth managers and private banks).


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