Roger McCourt - People - Gateley

Roger McCourt


Gateley Legal

  • Leeds
  • t: 0113 204 1197
  • m: 0787 687 3291


Roger has acted for banks, building societies and other financial institutions for over two decades, dealing with all aspects of recoveries, litigation, dispute resolution and risk management issues. This includes complex recoveries work, insolvency issues, operational disputes, claims involving allegations of misselling/mispresentation, mortgage issues, professional negligence, asset based lending disputes and fraud.

Prior to joining Gateley in 2019, Roger was a partner at two international firms specialising in this area, where he led teams and client relationships for over 10 years. 

Roger has had two significant secondments to major clearing banks and is recognised as having a wealth of insight and understanding of the financial services sector, as well the internal pressures and external requirements of clients.

How do you help clients?

I help my clients manage disputes when they arise, as well as help them try to avoid disputes in the first place. I enjoy getting to know my clients, gaining a deeper understanding of their businesses and a full appreciation of their motivations. I like to ensure that their issues are resolved to fulfil commercial objectives, within a wider context of regulatory and reputational risks.

I help my clients recover money or assets, seeking to minimise losses and maximise recoveries. I also help them manage risk and reduce any potential liability where claims are sought to be pursued against them. In all cases, I ensure that cost effective solutions are explored and matters are progressed as efficiently as possible.


  1. Acting for a bank in the successful defeat at trial of a £3m+ claim against it by company directors, based on allegations of breach of contract and/or negligence, as well as obtaining £1.5m judgment.
  2. Achieving the strike out of an £11m claim against a bank based on the law of assignment in insolvency and the subsequent settlement of a £3m+ counterclaim by the bank relating to the funding of a property development.
  3. Successfully acting for a bank in the Court of Appeal on a breach of trust claim against a law firm in a key case for mortgage lenders.
  4. Acting for a leading mortgage company on a large scale mortgage fraud relating to over 100 properties and claims against the valuers.
  5. Acting for a leading international financial services company on the successful settlement and recovery on a £8m invoice finance fraud.

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