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Rob Payne


  • Location: Leeds
  • Email: Rob Payne
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 113 218 2476
  • Direct Fax: +44 (0) 113 218 2471
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7891 870 609


Rob advises financial institutions on a variety of contentious issues including the defence of claims arising from account conduct, product sales and realisation of security and complex recoveries claims.


Rob regularly adds contentious expertise to regulatory, transactional banking and restructuring issues.

He has higher rights of audience in the civil courts as a solicitor advocate.


Clydesdale Bank PLC v Stoke Place Hotel Ltd & Ors  [2017] EWHC 181 (Ch) (07 February 2017) and [2015] All ER (D) 21 (Feb). Acting for the successful claimant, Clydesdale Bank PLC, in a substantial action against company directors and a former bank official involving allegations of deceit and conspiracy. Summary judgment obtained for £17m against the former bank employee in 2015 and judgment for £14m obtained at trial against a company director in 2017.

Recovery of a seven figure sum in six months after alleged misappropriation under an invoice finance facility.

Acted in four Court of Appeal cases concerning secured enforcement limitation periods and subrogation.

Successful defence of numerous sale at an undervalue, breach of contract/mandate and shadow directorship claims.


Rob is a keen hill walker and cricket and rugby fan. He is kept in check by two young children but still maintains a healthy interest in red wine and single malt.