Chris Harvey is a financial services litigator who is regularly instructed by financial services clients, receivers and accountants to act in defending and pursuing complex, sensitive and high profile claims, including multimillion-GBP professional negligence actions, claims arising from operational banking issues, mis-selling claims (from PPI to hedging products), injunctions, and complex recovery and possession actions. He has also provided advice on regulatory and compliance issues, including DISP, ICOB and COBS as well as FOS submissions and challenges to adjudications..

His most recent mandates have included acting for a Big4 accounting firm and UK clearing banks facing claims of conspiracy and fraud, lenders defending class/group actions, derivatives mis-selling and LIBOR manipulation claims, fixed rate mis-selling claims, push payment fraud claims (advising both remitting and receiving banks) and trade finance disputes. He regularly litigates against parties represented by law firms acting under conditional fee agreements who are backed by litigation funders and in claims which attract press attention.

Chris has also completed a 7 month secondment in the commercial banking litigation team of a UK clearing bank in a senior lawyer role.