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Gareth Vowles, Partner

Gareth Vowles

Partner

Practice areas

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

Practice notes

Gareth is a Partner in Eversheds Sutherland’s Financial Services Disputes & Investigations team. He is the person you call if you think there may be a systemic problem in your business, or if you are facing challenges from customers, regulators or claims management companies.

Gareth’s approach is:

  • holistic. He is a litigator and regulatory lawyer and consequently is equally at home when managing group action litigation, or delivering regulatory projects and investigations.
  • analytical. He loves data and spreadsheets, and believes that the solution to most problems is to be found in a rigorous analysis of the detail;
  • objective. He believes that his role is to provide a dispassionate view, so that you can resolve problems rationally, with the emotion removed. He understands, can explain and anticipate the views of judges, ombudsmen, regulators, customers and business stakeholders;
  • strategic. He appreciates the bigger picture for his clients;
  • dogged. He loves a challenge (whether in terms of scale or complexity), demands high standards of his colleagues, and will not give up until his client’s needs are met.

Examples of Gareth’s recent experience include:

  • designing and delivering bespoke a complaint handling process for a consumer credit lender;
  • conducting a past business review into mortgage mis-selling for a retail bank;
  • advising a mortgage lender on challenges to the fairness of its terms and conditions;
  • managing group action litigation and volume claims management activity for a number of consumer and retail finance firms;
  • advising an industry association on its response to an FCA consultation;
  • assisting an international bank in a multi-jurisdictional enforcement investigation;
  • advising an insurance firm on the recovery of commissions arising from fraudulent broker activity;
  • advising a mortgage servicing firm on the remediation of systemic breaches of regulations.