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David Saunders, Partner

David Saunders


Head of Retail & Business Financial Services

Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • ES / Consulting
  • Financial services disputes and investigations
  • Inquiries and investigations

Practice notes

David is a financial services regulatory partner and head of the retail and business financial services group. He also leads the ES consulting team which consists of financial services consultants, legal consultants and project managers.

David specialises in leading and project managing regulatory investigations, regulatory change projects and past business reviews for financial services firms. He is also a specialist on the senior managers and certification regime, conduct risk and governance.

Recent examples of David’s work include:

  • Leading a major mortgage review for a retail bank, which included a detailed review of sales documentation and practices across different channels as well as individual file reviews;
  • Extensive work advising on payment protection insurance in the UK and Ireland including root cause analysis, past business reviews, file reviews, complaints analysis and strategic advice;
  • Leading and advising on senior managers and certification regime projects;
  • Representing financial institutions in regulatory investigations.

David also has significant experience of advising General Counsel and Heads of Legal on transformation and optimisation of their in house legal teams.

David was previously Deputy Group General Counsel at Nationwide Building Society.