Robin Bryant has been providing advice and banking expert witness evidence in respect of disputes involving banks and other lenders for some twenty years. Most of the cases have been in the English High Court but he has also provided evidence for courts in overseas jurisdictions. Advice and evidence has been provided for and on behalf of banks and other lenders or for those opposing them. The majority of the work has been in connection with professional negligence where allegations of a bank's contributory negligence are raised. There is a full list of the type of work undertaken on the Specialist Areas page.
Robin Bryant's background is in banking, where he worked for over thirty years, starting in a retail bank, followed by three investment banks and an international bank. His experience also includes the activities and procedures of non-banks such as building societies and centralised lenders. In two of the banks in which he worked he devised systems and procedure manuals and wrote the lending policy for one of the banks.
His experience has been at board level and over many years negotiated personally with clients before presenting to credit committees and then arranging the necessary documentation. Having lived through three downturns, 1974, 1991 and 2008 he is familiar with the actions necessary to recover money lend and minimise losses.
Robin Bryant is a member of the Academy of Experts and a founding member of the Expert Witness Institute, where he was a member of the Blom-Cooper working, party drawing up guidelines for experts. He has acted in over 300 cases and been cross examined 18 times.