Patricia is an Associate in the Finance Disputes team with over 10 years' experience for acting for clients in the financial services sector. Patricia primarily acts for banks and asset-based lenders bringing claims for, and defending claims against, those clients. Patricia has specific expertise in managing large debt recovery portfolios, with a particular aptitude for successfully negotiating out of court settlements. Patricia is experienced in obtaining urgent delivery up orders, bringing repossession claims and dealing with insolvency proceedings.

Patricia's work includes:

  • Acting for Bibby Financial Services Limited in relation to a multi-million pound invoice finance fraud including "fresh air" invoicing and direct banking.
  • Advising and acting for Paragon Bank plc in successfully obtaining an injunction for delivery up involving assets being moved out of the jurisdiction.
  • Acting for Bibby Financial Services Limited in a claim for unpaid invoices, first successfully obtaining summary judgment against the debtors and then playing a crucial role in defending an appeal resulting in a significant Court of Appeal win.
  • Working on professional negligence claims for lenders against valuers.
  • Managing complex ledger collect outs as well as large volume guarantee claims for several different lenders.
  • Acting for banking clients in respect of discrimination claims brought under the Equality Act, as well as data protection matters.