Wragges in Bank of Scotland panel win
James Lumley reports
Top Birmingham firm Wragge & Co has won a place on the Bank of Scotland’s new banking litigation panel for England and Wales.The firm will be working on high end banking litigation work and will be advising the bank’s English and Welsh business banking centres in Chester, Purley, Cardiff and Edinburgh.Banking partner Richard Ellison, who heads Wragges’ Bank of Scotland team, said that the firm was invited to take part in a competitive tender.The firm’s 32-lawyer finance sector litigation team was recommended by an existing contact at the bank. Ellison added that Wragges would receive a “substantial volume” of work following the instruction.“This is a very important win for us Ellison said. “And it is also very helpful for us because the work involves a great deal of asset financing which is not something that we have done much of in the past.”Wragges joins City firm Denton Wilde Sapte, north west firm Davis Wallis Foyster and top regional banking firm Walker Morris on the panel.The Bank of Scotland’s selection panel was headed by the company’s Chester-based in-house lawyer Graham Cooper.
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