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Hugh Evans

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Litigation and Regulatory.


Hugh has over 30 years' experience of litigation in the Financial Services sector. He has acted in a wide range of disputes including product mis-selling, the taking of security, professional negligence, insolvency disputes, fraud, and high value recoveries in relation to retail, corporate and investment banking. His clients include banks, building societies, real estate financiers and asset based lenders. His recent experience includes acting in numerous disputes involving allegations of derivatives mis-selling including a leading case on the application of basis clauses to transactions involving SMEs.


Edge & Ellison (now Squire Patton Boggs) Birmingham, qualified 1982. Made partner at DLA Piper 1991.


Association of Pensions Lawyers; Law Society.


St. Illtyds College Cardiff; University of Birmingham, College of Law: LLB (Hons) 1979.


Welsh rugby; Huddersfield Town football club.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Hugh Evans - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Banking litigation

DLA Piper UK LLP's banking and financial services litigation team continues to receive instructions from high-profile financial services clients on a range of contentious issues. The group fields individuals across its Leeds and Sheffield offices and is praised by clients as 'one of the strongest banking litigation practices outside London.' Adam Ibrahim heads up the practice and is singled out for handling disputes involving complex financial products including derivatives and foreign exchange transactions, cyber crime issues and related fraud matters, while senior consultant Hugh Evans is active in advising lenders. The team also includes legal directors Sohail Ali, who specialises in complex banking fraud matters; Sharon Duncan who acts for a range of corporates and mortgage providers; and Chris Harvey, whose experience ranges from professional negligence and mis-selling claims to complex possession actions.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Professional negligence: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Hugh Evans - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Professional negligence: claimant

DLA Piper UK LLP’s professional negligence offering is primarily dedicated to banking institutions. The team, which is based in the international firm's Leeds office, handles high value claims arising out of commercial lending, both for claimant and defendant banks, building societies and other lenders. The sizeable team is well-established and counts on the experience of many widely recognised individuals, including consultant Hugh Evans and Leeds litigation and regulatory head Adam Ibrahim. The practice's other areas of expertise include conspiracy, mis-selling, companies forced into insolvency and poor consumer credit advice.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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