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www.walkermorris.co.uk

Andrew Bennett

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Walker Morris LLP

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Banking Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Andrew has specialised in banking litigation for 22 years, acting for clearing banks, mortgage banks, building societies and specialist lenders. Andrew has particular expertise in fraud investigations and professional negligence and has acted on some of the largest mortgage frauds in recent years.

Andrew is recognised by Chambers for being “incredibly adept” with “great attention to detail and the ability to summarise exactly what is needed.”


Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation

Within: Banking litigation

Andrew Beck leads Walker Morris LLP’s ‘exceptionally strong’ practice, which acts for financial institutions including Lloyds Banking Group, Leeds Building Society and Bank of Ireland. In a recent highlight, the group acted for a high street lender in obtaining a freezing injunction over the assets of two companies; the team also handles lending disputes, fraud investigations, residential mortgage disputes and professional negligence issues. Other key names in the ‘highly professional’ group include Andrew Bennett, who is ‘a safe pair of hands; Louise Power, who is ‘personable, commercial and tough at just the right moments’; Richard Sandford, who has ‘a calming nature which assists with driving good results’; and Rob Aberdein, who joined from Aberdein Considine in 2017 and handles debt and asset recovery matters.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Professional negligence: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Bennett - Walker Morris LLP

Within: Professional negligence: claimant

Made up of 'a number of experienced and specialist solicitors', Walker Morris LLP's 'excellent professional negligence department' acts for groups of individuals and companies on claims across a variety of sectors. +Andrew Beck heads the 'strong practice', which has been described as 'having the edge' in mortgage fraud claims. Andrew Bennett is advising Dunfermline Building Society in a case against CBRE for the alleged negligent overvaluing of a development site, for which the client and a second bank lent a significant amount of money. In another work highlight, a team, led by Martin Scott, is instructed in a £13m multi-party claim involving 222 individuals against three solicitors firms, for alleged negligence in a conveyancing transaction. The 'organised and proactive' senior associate +Jonathan Brooks is singled out for his 'strong grasp of the law' and 'excellent client-care skills'. The team was further strengthened with the arrival of banking litigator Rob Aberdein from Aberdein Considine.

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