Deborah is a partner in our Dispute Resolution group and was formerly head of both Dispute Resolution and our Global Investigations Group. Her practice covers the broad spectrum of commercial litigation and both domestic and cross-border investigations. She acts on substantial and complex commercial disputes for a wide range of clients, including a number of international banks and financial institutions. Deborah is highly regarded for her banking litigation and regulatory investigations practice. She is also regularly involved in complex corporate recovery and insolvency work.
Deborah is ranked as a Leading Individual for Banking Litigation and for Financial Services (Contentious Regulatory) in Chambers UK, 2019. She is also recognised as a ‘Hall of fame’ individual for both Banking Litigation and for Commercial Litigation in The Legal 500, 2019, where she is also recommended for Financial Services (Contentious).
Deborah is described in the legal directories as a “formidable” practitioner who is also “extremely smart and high quality”; “respected by fellow practitioners as a tough negotiator and a forceful advocate for her clients” and “an absolute class act”.
Deborah has been a member of the Commercial Court Users Committee since 2011. She has written numerous articles, given talks and appeared on panels in the UK and the US on a range of subjects including Commercial and Banking Litigation, Private Equity, Regulatory Investigations and Crisis Management. She is the editor of The Banking Litigation Law Review.
This year’s edition of The Banking Litigation Law Review demonstrates that litigation involving banks shows little sign of slowing and continues to evolve. Disputes that have arisen in the past year cover a broad spectrum, from claims by consumers against banks to claims by banks for the recovery of loans and the enforcement of guarantees. One of the major challenges of 2020 has, of course, been covid-19, and this year has demonstrated the resilience and flexibility of court systems around the world.