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Tel:
Work 0207 242 8018
Fax:
Fax 0207 611 0015
Email:
Web:
www.daysparkes.com

John Day

Tel:
Work 020 7611 0015
Email:
Web:
daysparkes.com/core-team/john-day/
DaySparkes

Work Department

Commercial Litigation
Banking Litigation
Civil Fraud
International Arbitration
Professional Negligence

Position

Director

Career

John is a Director and co-founder of DaySparkes. John heads up the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Civil Fraud and International Arbitration groups and specialises in complex High Court and arbitral disputes, frequently of an international or multi-jurisdictional nature.  He has over 20 years’ post-qualified experience and advises on a broad range of matters, including contractual, trust, fraud, asset-tracing, partnership, joint-venture and company disputes. He is regularly instructed to advise on applications for urgent interim relief, such as worldwide freezing injunctions and disclosure orders, and is also experienced in contentious tax disputes and regulatory matters. John read law at Southampton University before completing his LPC at the College of Law, Guildford. He is a “recommended lawyer” for Commercial Litigation and Banking Litigation in the Legal 500.  Clients say that John “has excellent instincts when it comes to litigation and a very good way with clients” (Legal 500 2017).


London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

The 'excellent boutique' litigation practice DaySparkes is a conflict-free law firm that acts for a range of companies, hedge funds and high-net-worth individuals and is 'able to take on interesting and complex financial disputes'. Examples of recent work include acting for class X note holders in their claims against the issuer, note trustee and cash manager of commercial mortgage-backed securities for the recovery of significant underpayments of class X interest. Michael Sparkes specialises in banking and finance litigation and complex fraud claims; and John Day has substantial experience of obtaining and defending injunctions and other forms of interim relief, including freezing orders, search and seizure orders, and anti-suit relief. Sparkes and Day are 'really switched on when it comes to financial disputes and offer an admirable pragmatic, no-nonsense approach to claims'.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

DaySparkes' 'offers highly effective partner-led non-conflicted litigation to individuals and corporates'. The team recently represented the defendant in major fraud and related freezing injunction proceedings that were brought by a prominent Bahraini businessman for the recovery of monies invested in a failed luxury London property development. John Day is 'highly experienced and utterly unflappable', and Michael Sparkes is 'very bright and capable'.

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