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Clarion strengthens finance litigation offering with appointment of senior associate

Simon Young (left) and Ben Oliver of Clarion

Clarion is enhancing its specialist finance litigation offering with the appointment of Ben Oliver as a senior associate.

An experienced senior solicitor and solicitor advocate, having gained his Higher Rights of Audience qualifications, Ben is moving to Clarion from Addleshaw Goddard’s finance litigation team. Ben acts for banks, building societies and asset finance/invoice finance lenders in relation to all aspects of litigation, including secured and un-secured debt recovery, particularly in relation to commercial banking finance. Ben has experience of both bringing claims for financial services clients and defending claims against those clients.

Simon Young, partner and head of the dispute resolution practice at Clarion, commented: “The firm has established one of the largest dedicated banking and finance teams in the region. The demands from these clients for litigation services is growing, consequently we are keen to build and develop a specialist finance litigation offering.

“With his specialist knowledge of banking and deep understanding of the practice area, Ben will help lead us in this specialist area. There’s no doubt that post-pandemic we’re seeing signs of increased activity in litigation around banking relationships. As a result, we’re strengthening our team to provide the expert support that our lender clients need.”

Ben adds: “Clarion has a very good reputation within the Yorkshire and national marketplace as a progressive and fast-growing firm. This is a great opportunity for me to help build Clarion’s finance litigation practice while also developing my own career and adding to my skills and experience in this niche area.”