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The ‘excellent’ three-partner team at Addleshaw Goddard LLPprovides an exemplary level of service’, and is led by the ‘approachable and commercialSally Butt, who is ‘a good strategic thinker’. Clients include Barclays, HSBC, Shawbrook Bank and Yorkshire Building Society. Also recommended are Ian Hastings, who is ‘a leading light in the field’; Ben Lowans, who is ‘an absolutely tenacious negotiator’; and legal director Lindsey Clegg, who ‘has real knowledge of her subject’.

DLA Piper UK LLP’s ‘first-rate team’ handles a significant amount of defendant work for clients including Aviva, Bank of Ireland, HSBC and Lloyds Banking Group. ‘Clever tacticianHugh Evans recently represented RBS and National Westminster Bank against Crestsign in claims that Crestsign was negligently sold hedging products. Practice head Adam Ibrahim is ‘a robust lawyer and a good lateral thinker’, and advised Cattles on PPI mis-selling claims.

Walker Morris LLP’s bank clients consider it ‘a market leader’ and ‘the first port of call’ for mortgage finance and real estate-related issues. Recommended individuals include Richard Sandford, Andrew Bennett, who is experienced in fraud investigations and professional negligence mandates, Louise Power, who has ‘a unique combination of legal expertise and commercial sense’, and Practice head Andrew Beck, who is ‘calmness personified’.

Andrew Breckenridge* leads DWF’s ‘exceptional’ team and ‘provides an impressive service, which is always ahead of the game’. The department regularly acts for banks on commercial and residential mortgage lending, mortgage fraud, product mis-selling and professional negligence matters. Clients include Lloyds Bank, Goldcrest Finance and Redstone Mortgages. *Since publication of The Legal 500 UK 2016, Andrew Breckenridge has joined Gordons LLP.

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