Richard Hanke#1929

Richard Hanke

Richard is a specialist in complex litigation, with a particular focus on banking, commercial fraud, general commercial disputes, financial services regulation and insolvency. He is described in the directories as ‘very approachable, user-friendly and a pleasure to work with, as well as extremely knowledgeable’ and ‘a capable and consistent performer’. He has been highly commended in Legal Week's list of up and coming ‘Stars of the Bar'.

A focus of Richard’s practice is retail and investment banking disputes. He regularly acts for retail banks in interest rate risk protection product disputes and was sole counsel in Bailey v Barclays Bank Plc [2014] EWHC 2882 (QB), which remains one of the principal reported decisions in the field. He also has extensive experience of litigation relating to derivatives more generally as well as acting as sole counsel and as part of a larger team in proceedings relating to complex financial products and arrangements.
Contributed to


Practice Areas


  • Case Analysis Panel
  • Contributing Author
  • Q&A Panel

Qualified Year

  • 2006




  • MA Cantab, BCL Oxon

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