Roger Laville

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Roger is a member of the Commercial Team and specialises in finance and insolvency.

Before being called to the Bar in 2015, Roger was a solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard and Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (now Dentons UKME), where he was a partner in the banking and finance litigation team. His finance and insolvency practice encompassed working for all the major banks, as well as specialist lenders, and insolvency practitioners from leading firms.

Roger is thoroughly familiar with the legal problems that commonly arise in an insolvency or banking context. Fraud, dishonesty and breach of duty by directors are a regular feature of the cases Roger works on, sometimes necessitating injunctive relief, and many involve cross-border inter-jurisdictional issues.

Having worked as a solicitor, Roger knows the importance of giving clients clear pragmatic advice that enables them to take properly informed decisions, and of being easy to contact and ready to talk through problems informally. He is also fully familiar with the commercial and reputational factors which corporate clients must take into account, as well as the regulatory framework within which financial services firms operate. He especially relishes cases which throw up seemingly intractable problems, or that require imaginative analysis to identify a solution.

Roger sat on the Bar Council money-laundering working group in 2016 and 2017.

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