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    Locke Lord’s UK Partners Recognised by Chambers and Partners; UK Consumer Finance Practice Highlighted for First Time

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    9 November 2016 – Chambers and Partners, in its recently published Chambers UK 2017 rankings, has named six Locke Lord lawyers as leading practitioners in their respective practice areas and recognised two UK practice areas for excellence.

    The Firm’s Cards & Payments team continues to be at the forefront of payment services and was recognised as “a strong team with good industry knowledge,” receiving a Band 2 ranking by Chambers UK in the area of Financial Services: Payments Law. The team was also recognised in The Legal 500 UK.

    Locke Lord’s  UK Consumer Finance practice, led by London Partner Joanne Davis, appears in the Chambers UK rankings for the first time by securing a Band 3 ranking. The team was recognised for the ability to “take instruction well and approach matters with a refreshing commerciality." Davis maintained a Band 2 individual ranking and is praised for her knowledge in asset finance and consumer credit regulations. Clients continue to be impressed with her ability "to apply that detailed knowledge and look at it through a more commercial lens,” according to Chambers UK.

    In addition to Davis, London Partner Kevin Heath was also recommended by Chambers UK for his experience handling consumer finance litigation and received a Band 3 individual ranking in Consumer Finance. Heath has also been recently commended by The Legal 500 UK in Banking litigation: investment and retail, with the publication saying Heath is known for asset finance and consumer credit disputes, and has related experience in insolvency and e-money cases.

    London Partner James Channo was praised for his "reliable and commercially minded" approach and received a Band 4 ranking in Corporate/M&A by Chambers UK. The London M&A team was also recognised by The Legal 500 UK receiving a Tier 3 practice ranking for M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m, an area they had not previously been listed.

    John Olsen was recommended by Chambers UK for his “magisterial understanding of trade mark law” and received a Band 4 ranking in Intellectual Property and has was recognised by The Legal 500 UK which called Olsen “an extremely responsive and knowledgeable trade mark specialist.”

    Lastly, London Partner David Grant was noted as a Recognised Practitioner in Restructuring/Insolvency by Chambers UK.

    Click here to view additional information on Locke Lord’s rankings in Chambers UK 2017.

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