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DLA Piper UK LLP

ONE ST PETER'S SQUARE, MANCHESTER, M2 3DE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 02073 490 296
Fax:
Fax 0161 235 4111
DX:
14329 MANCHESTER-1
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Web:
www.dlapiper.com

Leontia McArdle

Tel:
Work 0161 235 4533
Email:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Litigation & Regulatory

Position

Leontia McArdle is a senior associate and has a wide ranging litigation and dispute resolution practice, advising across a number of sectors with a prevalent focus on banking and finance; consumer credit and retail banking; and contentious commercial issues. Leontia has effectively represented clients and advanced clients' interests, across all aspects of the litigation spectrum: whether offering strategic advice and support in the preliminary stages; using available pre-action alternative dispute resolution processes, or in formal litigation proceedings (including experience of group litigation proceedings); and appeals. Leontia has experience of resolving disputes on a diverse range of issues, including breach of warranty claims; misrepresentation; directors' duties; company law and shareholder disputes; product liability, and  consumer credit & PPI.

Career

Trained DLA Piper UK LLP; Qualified 2011.

Education

Nottingham Law School: Post Graduate Diploma in Law; Legal Practice Course


North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Rising stars

Leontia McArdle - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

DLA Piper UK LLP 's Manchester team sits as part of the firm's international practice, advising large corporates and private equity houses on matters often spanning multiple jurisdictions. The firm also represents clients on contentious data protection matters such as regulatory enforcement and tribunal appeals and enforcement advice under GDPR. Other key client sectors include technology, energy, engineering, retail, transport and infrastructure and the public sector. The 'very commercial' Stewart Plant heads the team, working alongside key partners Jonathan Eatough and Andrew Smith and well-regarded senior associate Leontia McArdle.

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