Financial Services Disputes

"For the less institutional client they're an absolutely perfect pick because you'll get real hands-on involvement from the partners and you'll get some very experienced litigators on the case."

Chambers and Partners

We represent individuals and businesses in high value and complex claims against banks and financial institutions.

Navigating your way through the technical and complex nature of a dispute against banks or other investment bodies can be overwhelming for both individuals and organisations alike.

Our proven track record of successfully advising professionals and individuals in high-profile and complicated financial disputes provides our clients with the confidence they need that our lawyers will help them achieve the very best outcome.

Kingsley Napley is recognised by the leading legal directories in financial services – ranked in band 1 in Chambers and Partners 2016 and Band four for Banking Litigation by The Legal 500. 

We act on behalf of both individuals and corporate entities making claims against banks and other investment bodies for negligence and breach of contract, with particular expertise in investor and mis-selling claims, fraud related disputes and misrepresentation claims – often involving a wide range of complex financial products. Examples of some of our recent work include: 

  • Advising a corporate investor in relation to a claim against a hedge fund manager for mismanagement of the client’s portfolio
  • Advising individuals against a well-known American bank in relation to an unsuitable complex investment product which later collapsed
  • Acting for a number of clients who have been mis-sold interest rate swap agreements
  • Acting for an individual in litigation involving allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation and breaches of FSMA in respect of an investment project
  • Representing a client in relation to a trade finance dispute
  • Acting for individuals in connection with financial regulation, including investigations and enforcement

When advising on corporate investigations, we can call on specialist lawyers from our criminal, regulatory and employment departments when needed – ensuring our client receives a seamless, rigorous and cost-effective service.

For more information read our frequently asked questions on financial services disputes.

What clients and directories have said

They are pragmatic, very approachable and level-headed...they are sensible about the approach they take and available when you want to speak to them."

Chambers and Partners, 2020

Always taken seriously by the very big players"

Legal 500, 2017

litigators are very well prepared and research cases in order to put their clients in the best position."

Legal 500, 2017

Kingsley Napley LLP is highlighted for its experience in cases involving failed investments, mis-selling, fraud, insolvency and directors' duties"

Legal 500, 2016

I rate them all extremely highly. They know what they're doing. They've got great tactical ability and huge experience in this field. They give you everything you need." 

Chambers & Partners UK, 2015

They are particularly effective where there is a criminal/regulatory issue." 

Chambers & Partners UK, 2015


Well connected with Gulf banks, lean and efficient, responsive, committed and dedicated team. Excellent client management. Compares very favourably to other firms of a similar size."

The Legal 500 UK, 2021

A really user-friendly team which is easy to work with."

The Legal 500 UK, 2021

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