The financial services sector is so highly regulated that disputes in this arena often lead the way in determining wide-ranging legal precedents. It is therefore vital that your legal advisers are up-to-date with the latest principles and rulings, in order that any dispute can be resolved swiftly and effectively.
Osborne Clarke's link to the financial services sector is almost as long-established as our firm. We started advising Westminster Bank in the 1800s and continue to act for NatWest and RBS today. As a result of this long involvement, our banking and finance disputes team combines extensive sector knowledge with specialist litigation and dispute resolution skills.
Working for leading investment banks and financial institutions lends an international flavour to much of the work we do, including handling cross-border disputes, global freezing orders and world-wide tracing actions. Clients benefit from our international network, as our dispute resolution lawyers work closely together to spot trends in case law globally and advise clients on a trans-national basis.
We are highly experienced in dealing with ombudsman complaints, regulatory issues, financial products litigation, compliance with the Consumer Credit Act 1974, asset finance, fraud and tracing claims, repossession disputes, compliance with injunctions and garnishee orders, advice on the validity of security and priority issues and invoice discounting disputes. This includes breach of mandate claims, wrongful dishonour of cheques, payments made under a mistake of fact, breaches of consumer credit legislation and advice relating to bills of exchange.