Ian Debbage’s practice focuses on banking and financial litigation, with a particular emphasis on asset finance litigation.

    Ian acts for banks and asset-based lenders and regularly advises on issues such as recovery of assets, fraud, wrongful interference with goods, professional negligence and recovery of debts.

    Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Ian spent time on secondment in the in-house litigation departments of two large UK banks.

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    • Acting for a large aggregates company on a multimillion pound claim brought against it by three former directors.
    • Acting for an energy company in actions to remove climate protestors from a number of its sites and obtaining injunctions.
    • Acting for a solar panel company against a fraudulent supplier. A full recovery was achieved following a freezing injunction obtained within 24 hours of instruction.
    • Acting for banks on claims against guarantors and advising on enforcement of the subsequent judgments often in other jurisdictions such as Europe and America. Such claims have involved a number of successfully obtained freezing injunctions.
    • Acting for an investment company in relation to an allegedly fraudulent scheme in Argentina. The claim involved successfully defending an application to set aside a freezing injunction.
    • Acting for an asset-based lender on claims against individuals and companies to recover a large fleet of vehicles that had been the subject of hire purchase agreements with an insolvent car rental firm. Many of the claims involved the assertion of liens over the vehicles by the third parties.
    • Acting for a bank on a multimillion pound mortgage fraud.
    • Acting for a hedge fund on issues arising from the funding of an insolvent law firm.
    • Advising a financial institution on remedies against the owner of a defamatory website.
    • Acting for a bank on claims involving the recovery of marine assets.


    • Cardiff Law School, L.P.C.
    • University of Bristol, Law Degree


    • England and Wales, 2006
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