Our significant experience in the finance and banking arenas enables us to assist clients requiring expert witness and other attestation services within the property finance area. Clients either taking or being threatened with litigation proceedings often require the experience of market facing professionals to deliver expert witness and general attestation support as part of a tailored legal package. We have acted for and work with a diverse mix of organisations, including leading London City and tax haven law firms, UK and overseas banks, UK and overseas property investors, various divisions within the public sector, utility companies and chartered surveying practices.
We have provided expert witness support on several complex property litigation matters, including acting for a UK bank in its defence of a vexatious nonfeasance claim of c. £100m, an overseas private family office in its Libor manipulation claims against a UK clearing bank, and other UK and overseas banks facing contributory negligence claims from valuers as part of their defence claims.
Assisted an acquiring authority with its defence of a compulsory purchase order valuation. Provided general attestation support in connection with the financial arrangements surrounding the proposed redevelopment of the substantial city office property.