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Nick Barnard, Senior Associate

Nick Barnard

Senior Associate

Practice areas

  • Financial services
  • Financial services disputes and investigations
  • Litigation and dispute management

Practice notes

Nick is a Senior Associate in our Financial Services Disputes & Investigations group. He specialises in banking litigation, financial crime and regulatory enforcement defence.

He has broad experience of high value, cross-border claims in the High Court of England and Wales and acting for financial institutions and accountancy firms in respect of regulatory investigations by the FCA and FRC. His recent experience includes acting for:

  • a foreign bank in respect of allegations of terrorist financing in a High Court claim
  • an overseas fund in a £30 million debt claim in the Commercial Court and successfully obtaining a world-wide freezing order against the Defendant
  • a foreign bank in respect of a single track criminal money laundering investigation by the FCA
  • an individual audit director in respect of an investigation by the FRC into allegedly providing false and misleading statements to the FRC during an audit quality review an accountancy firm, and an individual Partner in respect of an FRC investigation

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland Nick worked in regulatory compliance for four years before commencing his training contract at a high frequency trading firm working alongside their European Head of Legal. In October 2017, Nick joined boutique law firm Signature Litigation to complete his training and qualified there in August 2018. During his time at Signature, Nick gained solid litigation experience and worked on high value, complex claims in the High Court including one of The Lawyer Top 20 cases of 2018.

Nick is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association and the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association.