Maitland has been involved in some of the most significant and noteworthy banking and financial services disputes over the last few years including Red Kite v Barclays, State of Qatar v Banque Havilland, FundingSecure v Green, Lehman Brothers and Carillion.

We act for and against banks and other financial institutions, financial advisers and intermediaries as well as public bodies engaged in financial services regulation including the Financial Conduct Authority and regulators in offshore jurisdictions.

One of Maitland’s great strengths is the ability to offer expertise across a variety of specialisms which is particularly important where banking and financial services disputes are intertwined with other areas, such as company and partnership law, insolvency and asset recovery or civil fraud.

Maitland is at the forefront of the development of the law in respect decentralised finance (DeFi). Our barristers are frequently instructed in cases concerning cryptoassets and blockchain technology.

Among the issues on which our barristers have advised on and acted as advocates are:

  • Financial regulation
  • Market manipulation
  • LIBOR manipulation
  • Unregulated collective investment schemes
  • The Quincecare duty
  • Mis-selling of financial products, including PPI and derivatives
  • Cryptoassets
  • Asset finance
  • Funds disputes