Stewart Plant has a wide ranging litigation, regulatory and dispute resolution practice within the financial services sector.

His practice has a particular focus on retail and commercial banking and payment services. Stewart has acted on some of the major mass claims cases in consumer credit, asset finance and retail banking sectors as well as advising financial services clients on all aspects of mass claims and dispute issues including advice on complaints handling compliance, dealing with claims management companies and associated lawyers, the Financial Services Ombudsman and engagement with the FCA.

Stewart co-chairs DLA Piper's international payments group which represents our payments lawyers across the globe and is dedicated to supporting and representing our clients across multiple jurisdictions. Stewart is also chair of our long running Payments Forum for in-house lawyers in the payments sector

Stewart advises clients in the following areas:

  • Banking and financial services (including consumer credit and retail banking),
  • Fraud and asset recovery,
  • Payment services (including card processing, merchant acquiring and card issuing),
  • Class actions and mass claims (including dealing with FOS and claims management companies),
  • Aviation and marine disputes,
  • Professional negligence claims,
  • Asset based lending.