Gordons Recruits DWF’s Head Of Banking Litigation

Tuesday 17th January 2017

A leading banking litigation solicitor has joined Yorkshire law firm Gordons as a partner within its commercial litigation team.

Andrew Breckenridge arrives at Gordons following more than seven years in Leeds with national law firm DWF where he was head of banking litigation. He has over 25 years’ experience as a litigation solicitor.

Well-known in the national banking litigation market, Andrew acts for banks and other financial services businesses across a wide range of issues such as complex secured recoveries, professional negligence and mortgage fraud, operational loss and claims against lenders including for alleged mis-selling.

He is highly rated by key sector directories The Legal 500 and Chambers UK. The 2016 edition of the former describes Andrew as providing “an impressive service, which is always ahead of the game”, whilst the 2017 version of the latter states he is applauded for his “flexible approach, efficient speed of response, knowledge and incredible client focus”.

Commenting on his appointment as partner and head of banking litigation, Andrew said: “Gordons stands apart due to the strength of its brand, the firm’s refreshing real-world approach to the law and the high calibre client relationships this helps create.”

“It is also a business with clear plans about its continued evolution and the role that banking litigation will play in that. It is an exciting time to join Gordons and I am looking forward to further developing relationships with colleagues and clients within the regional market place and beyond to grow our litigation offer.”

Other significant experience Andrew brings to Gordons includes acting for corporate pension scheme trustees regarding commercial property and property litigation.

Gordons senior partner, John Holden, said: “Andrew is an outstanding lawyer with an instinctive ability to provide clients with clarity amongst the complexity of banking litigation. He has an excellent reputation regionally and nationally, combined with a real desire to further grow our strong commercial litigation service.

“Andrew’s appointment is a clear statement of our ongoing strategy to continually evolve and enhance our business for the benefit of our clients. We look forward to him playing a significant role in the firm’s future.”

Gordons has offices in Leeds and Bradford and employs 196 people. Clients include banks Santander UK and Lloyds Banking Group; retailers B&M, Iceland and Morrisons; construction and high performance materials manufacturer Saint Gobain; international brewers Molson Coors; and the world’s largest electrical heating business Glen Dimplex. For further information on the firm visit www.gordonsllp.com