DaySparkes is a commercial litigation firm based in the heart of London’s legal quarter, which specialises in complex commercial, banking, fraud and arbitration disputes, frequently with an international dimension to them.

We aim to deliver exceptional, director-led, advice and representation at realistic charge-out rates, with an emphasis on rigorous analysis and helping our clients to achieve their commercial objectives at the earliest possible stage.

Our core practice areas consist of commercial litigation and ADR; banking and financial disputes; commercial “white collar” fraud; and international arbitration, but we also advise on a range of other litigation issues, including company, professional negligence and property disputes.

We are conflict-free, meaning that we are able to act against banks and large institutions without fear or favour. In recent years, we have acted for a range of domestic and international clients, including victims of banking fraud, hedge funds, private equity houses, and high net worth individuals in a number of significant and high profile cases. We are currently proud to be representing a large number of victims of the high-profile HBoS Reading fraud.

Our lawyers are drawn from leading international law firms and have a wealth of legal and tactical knowledge. We are frequently asked to assist with the obtaining/defending of freezing injunctions and other forms of urgent, interim, relief.

We are consistently recognised in the Legal 500 as a leading firm for both commercial and banking litigation.

What people say about us

  • The 'excellent boutique' litigation practice DaySparkes is a conflict-free law firm that acts for a range of companies, hedge funds and high-net-worth individuals and is 'able to take on interesting and complex financial disputes'.
    The Legal 500
  • DaySparkes' 'offers highly effective partner-led non-conflicted litigation to individuals and corporates'.
    The Legal 500
  • “Brilliant job! Many thanks for everything. Your hard work, clear advice and patience has truly paid off. ”
    Client
  • “I still revel in the Victory you gave me.”
    Client
  •  John Day is 'highly experienced and utterly unflappable', and Michael Sparkes is 'very bright and capable'.
    The Legal 500
  • "DaySparkes adopt a commercial approach"
    The Legal 500
  • "Very effective and represent good value for money"
    The Legal 500
  • "An excellent boutique firm" that litigates an increasing number of high-value, complex disputes.
    The Legal 500
  • Sparkes and Day are 'really switched on when it comes to financial disputes and offer an admirable pragmatic, no-nonsense approach to claims'.
    The Legal 500
  • Michael Sparkes and the "hands-on and energetic" John Day are recommended.
    The Legal 500
  • John Day "has excellent instincts when it comes to litigation and a very good way with clients"
    The Legal 500
  • Michael Sparkes "quickly cuts through difficult legal problems and presents them in a commercial way"
    The Legal 500
  • John Day "has an instinctive grasp for a case’s strategy".
    The Legal 500