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Addleshaw Goddard

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Ian Hastings

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Addleshaw Goddard

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Finance litigation and regulatory investigations group.


Partner in the finance litigation team. Advises on all aspects of banking and financial services litigation, including secured recovery and restitutional claims, fraud and money laundering, interest rate hedging disputes, financial services, Ombudsman investigations and defending claims against banks. Advice on banking law and practice, including regular training sessions and briefings. ADR Group mediator.


Qualified 1985; Cameron Markby Hewitt (now CMS) 1983-89; Parker & Parker, Perth, Western Australia 1989-90; Addleshaw Goddard 1991 to date; partner 1994.


Leeds Law Society, ADR Group.


Bede School, Sunderland; University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1982 LLB); College of Law, Chester.


Family, travelling, cooking, Sunderland FC.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Ian Hastings - Addleshaw Goddard

Within: Banking litigation

First-rate firmAddleshaw Goddard is ‘one of the best in the region’ and ‘definitively deserves it place at the top of the table’. Sally Emerton heads the group and ‘always gives sensible advice and keeps a watchful eye to constantly adapt to whatever the case throws at her’; other key practitioners include Ian Hastings, who is ‘hugely experienced with a great well of knowledge to draw on’; the ‘absolutely top-notchBen Lowans and managing associate Steve Walpole, who is ‘a highly tenacious and energetic lawyer with excellent tactical skills and an ability to know when to fight and when to negotiate’. The team’s work spans asset finance and asset based lending issues, professional negligence work and international asset recoveries; it also has niche experience in racial discrimination claims arising from sanction breaches, investment fraud, mis-selling of interest rate hedging products and push payment frauds. The team recently defended Clydesdale Bank in litigation relating to third parties’ investment in a fraudulent investment scheme; HSBC Bank, Yorkshire Building Society, Nationwide Building Society, Santander and Shawbrook Bank are also clients.

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