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*Exclusive* Banking Litigators INHERIT AN ENTIRE PRACTICE (succession) - Partner / Senior Associate

Segal Placements
London (Greater) (GB)
up to £500,000
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

Job Details

Segal Placements is delighted to be exclusively representing a highly-regarded London based Firm who have a market leading Banking and Finance practice but who are looking to supplement it with an additional hire on the Banking Litigation side.

The current head of that team is likely to be winding things down in relatively short order and a safe pair of hands is needed to look after the Firm's long-established relationships on that side of things. As a result, within a couple of years the successful candidate will likely inherit an entire book of business (and potentially a 'Head of' role).

The Firm is hugely connected with a wide array of lenders although less so with the large Retail banks and so the ideal candidate will more likely have relationships with Challenger banks, foreign lenders and short-term lenders (34 of whom this Firm is panelled with).

Further, the successful candidate will likely have experience of at least some of the following:

  • Advising lenders in connection with enforcement of loans, usually secured, and providing them with details of their available options.
  • Reviewing security and loan paperwork and identifying any issues with these.
  • Advising on remedies to address any issues with loan and/or security which are identified, if there are any available.
  • Dealing with possession proceedings where required including contested actions and third party claims.
  • Preparing witness statements, instructing Counsel and agents in respect of hearings.
  • Advising on fraud cases and the implications for the lender and its security.
  • Preparing for and attending mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
  • Pursuing guarantors, both corporate and personal.
  • Pursuing claims for negligence against valuers and solicitors.
  • Liaising with the CPS regarding Restraint Orders and other orders under POCA and advising lenders on the implications on their enforcement.
  • Advising receivers and administrators on matters related to security properties following their appointment (these can be very diverse).
  • Negotiating and liaising with local authorities about planning breaches, amendments to S.106 agreements.
  • Pursuing claims against the HMLR compensation scheme where the title is rectified as a result of fraud.
  • Advising on whether loans should be regulated or unregulated and providing advice as to the relevant exemptions to the MCOB regulations.
  • Liaising with High Court Enforcement Officers regarding enforcement in complex or contested cases.
  • Advising clients on matters such as penalty clauses, allegations of unfair relationships and misrepresentation.
  • Advising on claims of undue influence, usually from providers of third party security.
  • Managing client relationships and providing monthly reports for some clients and attending quarterly governance meeting for others.

For a confidential discussion about this and other roles please contact Julian on 0203 930 1003 or at


Segal Placements is a leading Executive Search Firm placing senior lawyers within private practice, both in London/The South-East and abroad. Over the course of many years a number of our consultants have placed some of the most notable practitioners into some of the most prestigious Firms in the world, whilst others focus on helping ‘boutique’ Firms, or smaller regional or provincial Firms. We have experience not only on individual placements but also Team moves, Bolt-ons & Mergers and Office Openings. We are proud of maintaining an utterly discrete and tailored approach for all of the clients and candidates who we work with.

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