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Pallas Partners LLP

Work Department

Banking Litigation/ Commercial Litigation/ Regulatory Investigations & Corporate Crime


Tracey is an experienced solicitor whose practice focuses on regulatory and internal investigations, white collar defence, regulatory compliance and complex banking and commercial litigation. As a leading practitioner, she has successfully represented corporate clients including major financial institutions in some of the most significant investigations brought by the FCA, PRA and global authorities. She has been on the front-line handling disputes arising out of the 2008 financial crisis, in addition to leading investigations relating to financial crime, market abuse, cyber and data, tax and whistle-blowing.

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College of Law, London, Legal Practice Course

University of Leeds, LL.B. (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

(Firms to watch)

Boutique Pallas Partners LLP was founded in early 2022, and comprises practitioners assembled from the London office of Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP; the firm brings a concerted contentious focus to its cases. Matt Getz and Tracey Dovaston head up the global investigations and financial crime offering.

London > Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)

Pallas Partners LLP’s investigations and financial crime practice has extensive expertise in dealing with multi-jurisdictional investigations involving allegations of bribery and money laundering, conducted by domestic and overseas enforcement agencies. The firm has a strong offering in the sanctions space, boasting specialists on UK and EU sanctions along with data protection issues. Matt Getz and Tracey Dovaston both head the team, with the former being a ‘top-notch’ performer who focuses on white-collar defence and regulatory compliance, whilst the ‘very experienced’ latter handles complex financial services investigations. Solicitor Natasha Harrison concentrates on arbitration disputes, and counsel Alessia de Quincey is knowledgeable on financial crime cases.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

Litigation boutique Pallas Partners LLP has ‘taken the legal world by storm’ since its inception in 2022, and is commended by one client for its ‘vast experience, tactical nous, and legal expertise’. Head of team Natasha Harrison is ‘very driven, innovative, focused’ and is responsible for the ‘bespoke and personalised service’ offered by the firm. Key to the team is ‘committed and clever’ Fiona Huntriss, ‘first-rate lawyerTracey Dovaston, and ‘razor sharp, efficient and effective‘ counsel Alessia de Quincey.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)

Demonstrating strong cross-border capabilities and extensive expertise in matters ranging from bribery and corruption to extraditions, the Pallas Partners LLP team is highly regarded. Matt Getz and Tracey Dovaston co-head the group; Getz is especially well versed in internal investigations and white-collar defence proceedings, while Dovaston focuses on financial services investigations. Counsel Alessia de Quincey concentrates on financial crime cases.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

Litigation boutique Pallas Partners LLP acts on a portfolio of market-leading cases in the banking litigation sphere, acting for leading institutions internationally. The ‘informed, knowledgeable, and collaborative’ department focuses on restructuring and bankruptcy disputes, with the cross-border capabilities bolstered by the opening of a New York office of the firm in November 2022. ‘Absolute starNatasha Harrison leads the team, acting on behalf of financial institutions on high-end disputes. ‘Fantastic banking partnerFiona Huntriss has an extensive practice, often acting for creditors in complex insolvency litigation, with experience in distressed debt investments, securitisations, complex financial arrangements, and sovereign debt. Tracey Dovaston, Neil Pigott and Matt Getz are described as ‘top notch litigators offering the best quality advice’.