In this special edition of our banking litigation podcast, we consider a key risk area for financial institutions handling client payments - the Quincecare duty of care. This episode is hosted by Ceri Morgan, a professional support consultant in our banking litigation team, who is joined by Mark Tanner and Scott Warin.
Quincecare duty claims typically arise where a bank or deposit holding financial institution has received a payment mandate from an authorised signatory of its customer, and executed the order, in circumstances where (allegedly) there were red flags to suggest that the order was an attempt to misappropriate the funds of the customer. The past few years have witnessed an uptick in such claims, with a proliferation of judgments being handed down in quick succession since the Supreme Court’s decision in Singularis Holdings Ltd v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd  UKSC 50. In our podcast, we discuss how these judgments have defined both the scope of the duty, and the potential tools in the armoury of banks to defend these claims.
You can find links to our blog posts on the cases covered in this podcast below:
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