Walker Morris strengthens Banking & Finance Litigation Team with new appointments

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10/02/2022

Leading law firm, Walker Morris, has appointed three new Senior Associates to its Banking & Finance Litigation Team this month, marking a strong start to the year for the firm following a string of high-profile lateral hires in 2021.

Ashley Neville, Isabel Clough and Georgina Davis join the Banking & Finance Litigation Team following Partner Rob Payne’s appointment in late 2021. Having practiced exclusively in the financial services disputes field for over 20 years, Rob has worked with most major financial institutions and has experience across the full spectrum of financial services litigation, including high value disputes.

Ashley Neville joins from Gateley Legal, where he worked in Rob Payne’s team in the Financial Disputes and Regulation department. In his time there he specialised in advising banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of contentious matters including the defence of claims arising from account conduct, guarantee and contribution claims, security enforcement over land and assets, asset recovery, fraud, and professional negligence claims.

Isabel Clough joins from Aberdein Considine, one of Scotland’s largest estate and leasing agents for private and commercial clients, with a respected Litigation practice.  Isabel worked in the Lender Services Practice Group, acting for various financial institutions in a range of matters including complex defended repossession claims, fixed charge receiverships, claims against lenders, and cross-border enforcement of judgments.

Georgina Davis comes from Computershare Loan Services Limited and has experience within the regulatory and real estate and financial services litigation sectors, specialising in secured lending, including complex repossession, title rectification, and professional negligence matters, and matters concerning unsecured and consumer credit act loan agreements.

The team of Banking & Finance Litigation specialists at Walker Morris possess a deep of understanding of the sector and the heavily regulated environment in which their clients operate. They are regarded as one of the leading providers of specialist litigation and dispute resolution to those operating within the financial services sector.

Richard Sandford, Partner at Walker Morris said:

“These new additions to the Banking & Finance Litigation Team highlight the growth of the firm and come at a time when we are seeing an increased incidence of disputes arising in the context of financial services transactions. Ashley, Isabel, and Georgina’s expertise further strengthens and complements our ability to provide the expert advice our national and international clients require and expect from us.

“We continue to invest in attracting, retaining and developing highly talented people at Walker Morris and are excited about Isabel, Georgina and Ashley adding their range of individual skillsets and experience to the firm’s portfolio. I am confident that they will help the team reach new heights this year and boost our growing practice.”

Walker Morris has followed a strategy of investing in the full spectrum of commercial legal expertise including specialist practice areas such as competition law, financial services, and consumer finance which, typically, are reserved for City firms. While Walker Morris works with a number of Yorkshire clients, it also works with national and international clients, with a fifth of its clients headquartered overseas.

Find out more about Walker Morris’ Banking & Finance Litigation team here.

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