Banking & Financial Services


We recognise that clients demand specialist knowledge from barristers who are technically astute, excellent in court and aware of wider commercial issues and personable.  This is backed by a professional clerking team that is wholly client-focused and responsive.

Our team has significant experience in banking and financial services work and such expertise spans all aspects of contested and advisory claims. Particular areas of expertise include:

  • Banking and FSA supervision, investigation and enforcement
  • Banking litigation
  • Guarantees
  • Mortgages and charges
  • Securitisation
  • Capital market arrangements
  • Bonds
  • Derivatives
  • Factoring
  • Finance leasing
  • Pensions

Our team has specialist knowledge and expertise in advising as to financial product misselling claims, including claims arising out of the swaps and Libor scandal, acting both for and against claimants.  We provide advice in relation to financing and banking transactions and documentation.

Members have numerous reported cases, details of which can be viewed on each member’s CV and contribute articles to specialist Banking and Financial Services publications.  We also regularly provide local and national seminars to solicitors and financial advisers.

If funding becomes an issue we can, in appropriate cases, consider acting on a conditional fee basis and will always try to provide a clear response to funding issues as quickly as possible.

Our Banking & Financial Services Barristers:

Please get in touch with our dedicated business and property clerking team with any questions regarding our service and expertise.

Justin Luckman, Ross Hands, Jake Smithers and Tom Kelly. +44 (0) 121 246 7010
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Business & Property

Case Law Update: Savage V Savage [2024] EWCA Civ 49

Introduction Background Judicial Reasoning Comment Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure that the law in these articles is correct, they are intended to give a general overview of...

John Aldis
Business & Property

Which 10-year period of reasonable belief?

In Brown v Ridley [2024] UKUT 14 (LC) the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) considered whether the 10-year period of reasonable belief required for adverse possession applications must end on the...

Anthony Verduyn
Business & Property

Proportions and Fractions and Management Fees

A “proportionate part” or a “fair proportion” of an annual service charge may not be an equal fraction of the charge’s component parts, so held the Court of Appeal in...

Ed Peperall QC
Business & Property

Appointment of former Member to the Civil Procedure Rule Committee

Congratulations to former St Philips Business & Property Group Head, Mr Justice Pepperall, on his appointment as a High Court Judge member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC). The CPRC...

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Business & Property

Probate & Trusts Q1 2024 Update

Welcome to the inaugural quarterly case update from the Probate and Trusts team at St Philips. We hope that you find this update helpful and informative. This update has been...

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Business & Property

deBriefed – April 2024

Welcome to our first newsletter in 2024! The first quarter has flown by. We hope everyone got their tax returns in on time.  St Philips Chambers was thrilled to have...

No Trespassing
Business & Property

Real Estate Spring Seminar, 17 April ’24

We are delighted to announce the full programme for our upcoming Real Estate Spring Seminar on Wednesday 17 April.  Whose Land Is It Anyway? Safeguarding Landowner’s Rights, Addressing Trespasser’s Wrongs and...

Alexander Bradford
Business & Property

Business & Property Pupil on his feet from 2 April

Our Business & Property Group is thrilled to announce that Alexander Bradford, our current pupil, will be on his feet and able to accept instructions from Tuesday 2nd April. Following 6 months...

Amanprit Kaur
Business & Property

Boundary Disputes – Don’t judge a conveyance by its cover

This article provides a swift summary of the applicable law where a boundary is in dispute and cannot be determined decisively by the terms of the originating conveyance. This often...

Ali Tabari
Business & Property

Ali Tabari successfully represented the respondent to a summary judgment...

In Tornado Wire Ltd v John Good Logistics Ltd [2024] EWHC 212 (KB), HHJ Worster sitting in Birmingham refused an application by the defendant, JGL, for summary judgment in a...