BlackLion Law’s team has honed its skills by successfully representing individuals in claims against financial institutions and in the mediation of complex corporate, commercial and property disputes.
Founder: Negar Yazdani
Negar set up BlackLion Law to specialise in the litigation of financial irregularity claims, acting on behalf of claimants against banks. She is an English-qualified lawyer and honed her aggressive tactical skills under renowned litigators at a leading law firm before moving into corporate and finance law. She then spent a significant part of her career in debt capital markets origination, commercial mortgage backed real estate securitisation and international structured finance, as an investment banker at RBS, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. As a consequence of her origination and structuring experience, she understands the technical financial structuring of complex financial instruments.
Best known for her recent work aggressively pursuing claims against financial institutions that arose out of the mis-selling of payment protection insurance, Negar has overseen more than 17,000 cases against banks through to conclusion in the past five years, pursuing cases up to the High Court. Alongside her practice in banking and finance litigation, she also specialises in contentious and non-contentious private client work, corporate and commercial litigation, real estate disputes, fraud and misconduct claims and mediation.
Scott Wilson – Barrister
Scott specialises in commercial dispute resolution, bringing over 20 years of substantial contentious litigation and advocacy experience to the firm. He was called to the bar in 1993 and immediately enjoyed an enviable success rate, focusing his practice on serious crime and regulatory work, before leaving the UK for the Cayman Islands.
He headed the dispute resolution and litigation department at a niche law firm, representing on and offshore companies and high net worth individuals in high-value commercial and property disputes, often involving multijurisdictional issues. He also served as Crown Counsel in the Cayman Islands Government Legal Department, where he had primary responsibility for the prosecution of commercial crime, cross-border asset tracing and money laundering.
Scott returned to the UK in 2010, working as a legal and commercial manager at a market-leading, technology-based financial services company and then as consultant legal counsel for a number of start-up and SME companies. He joined BlackLion Law in 2013 and has continued to specialise in high-value commercial and financial regulatory disputes, more often than not against the major UK financial institutions. Scott is authorised to conduct litigation by the Bar Council and is a certified pupillage supervisor.