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Eversheds Sutherland expands its litigation practice in Northern Ireland and Scotland

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    Eversheds Sutherland (International) has appointed Valerie Gibson and Zibya Bashir to its Financial Services Disputes and Investigations (FSDI) team. These appointments enhance our offering in Northern Ireland and Scotland. The practice now offers clients a comprehensive service across the UK.

    Valerie and Zibya have acted for national and international banks as well as prime and sub-prime lenders. Their comprehensive experience includes dealing with complex disputes relating to contracts for secured and unsecured lending, fraud, undue influence, regulatory issues, consumer credit, professional negligence and asset finance.

    Joining from Sinclairs where she was Head of Litigation, Valerie leads the Eversheds Sutherland FSDI team in Belfast. Her expertise includes handling complex litigation cases which have set local legal precedent in Northern Ireland and were also of significant importance in England and Wales.

    Zibya strengthens the team in Edinburgh and joins from TLT LLP. She is the first female solicitor in Scotland to be accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Debt and Asset Recovery Law. In addition, she has been invited by the Scottish Law Commission for input and comment on further proposed changes as part of its Ninth programme of Law reform.

    Chris Busby, Partner and UK Head of Financial Disputes and Investigations at Eversheds Sutherland said:

    “As the market continues to throw up challenging issues for our clients, the demand for multi-jurisdictional and cross disciplinary services from legal teams is high. Valerie and Zibya bring a wealth of expertise and their arrival means we now operate in all regions of the UK. These appointments demonstrate our investment in growth and our commitment to ensuring we recruit the best talent to provide a quality and sector-focused service to our clients.”

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