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Portrait of Charlie Shillito
Areas of expertise: Commercial dispute resolution


Charlie is a senior associate in the commercial dispute resolution team and works out of the firm’s Oxford office.

He covers a broad range of commercial disputes, with a particular specialism in advising on financial services and professional negligence claims. He is well versed in litigation tactics and procedure, having taken a number of claims through the county courts and the High Court.

Charlie qualified in 2017 and joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2020 from a global law firm specialising in insurance litigation. He trained at a mid-tier firm renowned for its public sector work before joining the financial services disputes team at an international law firm on qualification. During his time there he was seconded to Lloyds Bank Plc’s retail and consumer finance litigation team.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for the Consumers’ Association (Which?) as intervener in Philipp v Barclays Bank UK Plc [2022] EWCA Civ 318, an APP fraud case in which the Court of Appeal decided unanimously that the duty of care identified in Barclays Bank Plc v Quincecare Ltd could apply to an individual customer’s instructions and not just an agent’s, including where they are a victim of APP fraud.
  • Acting on a multi-million pound professional negligence claim against a law firm for allegedly negligent advice given to a start-up business providing OTC derivatives valuations data to risk managers and product controllers at market making institutions.
  • Advising HSBC Invoice Finance in relation to a claim against an individual who had fraudulently claimed £250,000 of financing.
  • Providing advice to the trustee in relation to the targets’ challenge to a financial support direction in ITV Plc and others v The Pensions Regulator and Box Clever Trustees Ltd [2018] UKUT 0164 (TCC).

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