Financial Institutions

Alex Speirs

Associate Solicitor

7 years qualified

Prior to joining the team here at Muckle, Alex had amassed a formidable amount of knowledge and expertise in financial institution disputes.

This involved her working extensively on claims for interest rate swap mis-selling and included a wide range of responsibilities.  Foremost amongst these was providing assistance for individuals and businesses eligible for the FCA interest rate hedging product review, and specifically preparing submissions to the review, preparing consequential loss claims and challenging review outcomes.  In addition to which, Alex worked on high court claims for clients who were not eligible for the review scheme, or were dissatisfied with the outcome of the review.  She also dealt with claims for negligence, breach of contract and misrepresentation arising out of Forex and LIBOR manipulation, as well as the sale of embedded swaps and more general banking and finance litigation.

Outside work, Alex’s passion for life in the fast lane has seen her travel as far afield as Monaco to watch Formula One races. Closer to home, however, she can often be found generating some speed of her own, having recently completed three half marathons in the build-up to the Great North Run. In what’s left of her spare time, Alex enjoys nothing better than cooking, eating out and walking her dog along Northumberland’s incredible coastline.

Alex Speirs