Charles Crowne > Osborne Clarke LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Osborne Clarke LLP
2 TEMPLE BACK EAST
TEMPLE QUAY
BRISTOL
BS1 6EG
England
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London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

Osborne Clarke LLP‘s financial services contentious regulatory group sits in the firm’s commercial disputes department, acting for financial institutions, alternative lenders and fintech providers in a wide range of cases. Recent cases include defending claims arising from allegations of mis-selling of financial products. In 2021, the group was appointed by the Business Banking Resolution Service to represent SMEs in relation to the creation of the SME dispute resolution service. Rachel Couter takes the lead, with significant experience in FCA investigations. Tom Ellis is a specialist in cases of fraud in relation to financial services regulation. Charles Crowne focuses on disputes arising from the financial products and investment advice spaces.

London > Employment > Pensions: dispute resolution

Osborne Clarke LLP‘s pensions offering is led by ‘industry heavyweight’ Jonathan Hazlett. The team offers a well-regarded contentious regulatory and professional negligence practice, advising employers, trustees, and product providers, supported by ‘go-to partner’ Paul Matthews and part 8 expert Charles Crowne. The scope of the practice covers corporate insolvency disputes and risk management, with a reputation for  representative beneficiary advice in relation to rectification and/or construction.  The firm’s non-contentious practice features a public sector practice, sitting on the PPF’s legal/trustee support services panels, and advising on the Local Government Pension Scheme National Procurement Framework for Legal Services. Claire Rankin specialises in all aspects of non-contentious matters, with a particular focus on employment related matters such as changes to benefits, and auto-enrolment. Strategic hire Charlotte Rowland-Frank joined the practice, bolstering both the non-contentious and contentious team.’

London > Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)

Osborne Clarke LLP‘s pensions offering is led by ‘industry heavyweight’ Jonathan Hazlett. The team offers a market-leading contentious regulatory and professional negligence practice, advising employers, trustees, and product providers, supported by ‘go-to partner’ Paul Matthews and part 8 expert Charles Crowne. The scope of the practice covers corporate insolvency disputes and risk management, with a reputation for  representative beneficiary advice in relation to rectification and/or construction.  The firm’s non-contentious practice features a public sector practice, sitting on the PPF’s legal/trustee support services panels, and advising on the Local Government Pension Scheme National Procurement Framework for Legal Services. Claire Rankin specialises in all aspects of non-contentious matters, with a particular focus on employment related matters such as changes to benefits, and auto-enrolment. Strategic hire Charlotte Rowland-Frank joined the practice, bolstering both the non-contentious and contentious team.

South West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Bristol

(Next Generation Partners)

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Osborne Clarke LLP‘s litigation practice combines ‘first-rank technical skills with a very pragmatic and commercially aware approach‘. It is adept at handling cross-border work, counting international corporates among its impressive client roster and is praised for being ‘especially skilled in Eastern Europe’. The group is experienced across a number of key sectors including the technology, media and telecoms, energy and natural resources and financial services industries; it is also ‘building a super skill in cyber and cryptocurrency work‘, for which Charlie Wedin is a key contact. Real estate litigator Leona Briggs leads the practice, which includes Clare Robinson (who is ‘a force to be reckoned with‘ for technology and digital business disputes) and Peter Clough, who is praised for being ‘extremely commercial with superb judgement‘. Other contacts include the ‘very experiencedTom Ellis, pensions litigator Charles Crowne and senior associate Becky Crawford who is ‘one to have on your side‘ for commercial, IP, IT and shareholder disputes.

South West > Insurance > Professional negligence

Osborne Clarke LLP has an exceptional presence representing accountancy and financial services firms in professional negligence litigation. It also has significant experience defending pensions professionals, as well as clients in construction and property-related claims. The ‘expert‘ Tom Ellis leads the group and has expertise in representing accountants, as well as a niche in the arts sector, assisting with claims relating to negligent authentication of art. Clare Robinson is a seasoned litigator often acting for claimants against solicitors, accountants and surveyors. Charles Crowne is an experienced pensions litigator focusing on claims against scheme advisers. Promoted to associate director in 2020, ‘excellent litigator‘ Katherine King also handles pensions work.