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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Chris Busby

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Chris is a partner in our Financial Institutions Group and leads Eversheds’ Retail Finance Sector Group.

Chris has 20 years experience and specialises in contentious banking work including regulatory projects and litigation. He leads a team of 20 lawyers. Chris’s clients include HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society, Santander, Tesco Bank and TSB.

Chris has experience of dealing with issues concerning a wide range of products including unsecured and secured lending, current accounts and savings and protection products and pensions. Chris also has wide experience of commercial lending issues including issues concerning construction of facility agreements, security problems and professional negligence claims.

Chris is a member of the BBA’s complaint handling committee and regularly speaks on topics concerning complaints issues. He has handled many root cause analysis projects and past business reviews including major projects concerning consumer credit, mortgages and PPI.

Chris has handled various aspects of all the major mis-selling issues of the past 15 years including the pensions review, overdraft and credit card charges, endowment mortgages and PPI. Chris advises on contentious issues concerning the Consumer Credit Act including the implications of the CONC rules.

Chris is an expert on issues concerning the Financial Ombudsman Service and Claims Management Companies, advising regularly on difficult areas and new trends.

He is regarded by Chambers and Partners (2015) as a leading individual. Chambers states, "[Chris] is highly regarded for his vast dispute resolution experience, including specialist banking litigation and regulation expertise.” The team Chris leads is ranked in Tier 1 of both Chambers and Legal 500 for banking disputes :“Very proactive' team always goes the extra mile to share industry knowledge and insight'. It handles the market’s largest financial disputes.”




North West: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation

Within: Banking litigation

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has long-established relationships with a raft of major banks including HSBC, for which it manages a multimillion-pound portfolio of live matters. The team also advises clients on regulatory risks and contentious regulatory matters, as well as pensions litigation and financial crime. In recent months the firm has been working on an increasing amount of cyber and data privacy matters in relation to fraud. James Southworth and Birmingham-based Chris Busby head the team, while Sarah Louise Naylor is also recommended.

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West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Chris Busby - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Banking litigation

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP  has a specialist banking litigation team in Birmingham which focuses on high-profile work relating to lending, financing, wealth management, mis-selling and negligence. As well as its well-established relationships with major banks, the firm also has also built a reputation for its work for challenger banks, while the team also handles international work out of Birmingham. Chris Busby, who leads the practice, is and also UK head of financial services disputes and investigations. Neville Gray is another key figure and works on investigations and regulatory advice. Other notable names include principal associate Martin Ward , who specialises in asset, motor and invoice finance; and Sarah Hope , who is an expert in mortgage mis-selling.

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West Midlands: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's Birmingham team, which includes Chris Busby and Neville Gray, works closely with practitioners in the Nottingham office on a substantial portfolio of professional negligence claims. The group covers both residential and commercial lending claims as well as having considerable pension sector professional negligence expertise. It routinely advises on major pension related professional negligence claims against actuarial firms and solicitors and also acts for pension trustees and major corporates.

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