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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Sarah Hope

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Sarah is a Principal Associate in our Financial Services Disputes and Investigations team. She specialises in financial services related disputes and manages a large portfolio of commercial recovery disputes for a major retail bank.

Sarah has over 10 years’ experience in dealing with enforcement of guarantees and third party security, financial product mis-selling claims, Consumer Credit Act litigation, debt and asset recovery and satisfactory quality disputes. Her recent experience also includes being involved in a high-profile project for a major banking client where their past business practices were investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Sarah is currently on secondment to the Consumer and Retail Finance Legal Team of a leading bank where she is dealing with a range of disputes including product mis-selling, PPI, bank charges and asset finance recoveries.

Sarah is a contributor to Motor Finance and regularly attends committee meetings and events at the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA).


Principal Associate

West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation

Within: Next generation lawyers

Sarah Hope - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Banking litigation

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP provides ‘a first-class service' to a client roster that includes a number of large banks; the team is particularly well-known for defending mis-selling claims. Chris Busby heads the firm’s national practice and is a ‘real star in his field and well-deserving of his accolades – he is very knowledgeable on banking regulation, very attentive to what clients need and very easy to work with’. He has expertise in PPI matters, a leads a practice that handles a high volume of work for major banks. Neville Gray, who ‘has a strong understanding of his cases and an excellent grasp of case management’, is representing a private bank in a series of mis-selling cases concerning alleged negligence or breaches of statutory duties as regards to the sale of film partnership scheme products. Gray also acted for a Nordic bank in claims by users of its trading platform at the time of the 2015 termination of the Swiss Franc’s peg to the Euro. He also has SIPP mis-selling and Consumer Credit Act expertise. Principal associate Sarah Hope  is a ‘hardened and experienced litigator, with great client skills’. Principal associate Martin Ward  joined from Shoosmiths LLP. The practice also acts for banks in professional negligence actions against solicitors and invoice finance disputes. Santander and Nationwide are other clients.

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