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Exchange Chambers

Commercial Dispute Resolution

8 ranked barristersBand 1Northern (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Exchange Chambers' leading commercial barristers are regularly instructed by financial services institutions and large corporations in various sectors. They have superb experience of a broad range of areas including company and insolvency law, director and shareholder matters, commercial contracts and competition law. Among other interesting matters, Giles Maynard-Connor QC and Carly Sandbach recently appeared before the Court of Appeal in Allsop v Banner Jones, a professional negligence case examining the application of the Phosphate Sewage test. An interviewee reports: "Exchange is a go-to set with lots of depth in most areas and a good breadth of people in terms of experience, whether junior, senior or in the middle."

Client service:

"The clerks are superb, allowing for engagement, communication and clarity and helping us manage client expectations and fees." "Joe Mawson is very amenable, easy to contact, and most importantly he can always find a barrister at very short notice and can get people to attend a hearing if required." Nick Buckley and Neil Wright lead the clerking in Manchester and Liverpool respectively.

Strengths:

Andrew Vinson
Andrew Vinson enjoys respect in the market for his solid commercial and chancery practice. He is adept at handling cases concerning directors' disqualification and insolvency, professional negligence and company disputes. He also excels in contractual matters, and has recognised expertise in property cases. He often acts for domestic and international firms, trustees and governmental office holders.
"He is extremely intelligent and extremely knowledgeable, and is able to channel his knowledge into being a really effective barrister. He makes effective submissions to judges and doesn't lose sight of the structure of his arguments." "He delivers his advice with conviction and confidence. When he tells you something it becomes believable and persuasive, which clients like, and it adds value."

Strengths:

Anja Lansbergen-Mills
Anja Lansbergen-Mills is a strong barrister who has attracted attention on the Northern Circuit for her excellent commercial practice, which focuses on insolvency, commercial contracts and various other areas.
"She is a safe pair of hands and always goes the extra mile to make sure her advice is spot on and we have everything we need." "Anja is very commercial and she can focus on what we're trying to achieve for the client, cutting out all the noise and making my life easier. She is focused on results rather than getting embroiled in spats with other parties."
Recent work: Appeared for a petitioning creditor in a contested bankruptcy petition concerning a debt of around £174,000.

Strengths:

Carly Sandbach
Carly Sandbach is a barrister with a leading commercial and chancery practice, and has particular expertise in professional negligence, insolvency and company cases. She acts for both claimants and defendants and often handles matters concerning solicitors and accountants. She is also adept at handling winding-up petitions and directors' disqualification proceedings. Her clients include multinational corporations, banks, private individuals and government departments. 
"She deals with complex areas with a minimum of fuss, is really commercial and focuses exclusively on the outcome for her clients." "She's a tenacious advocate who is very good in court; she makes bold submissions but ones with foundation."
Recent work: Acted in a Court of Appeal case concerning the application of the Phosphate Sewage test to determine whether subsequent civil proceedings are an impermissible collateral attack on an earlier decision of the court and therefore an abuse of process.

Strengths:

David Mohyuddin QC
David Mohyuddin QC is a highly regarded silk involved in a range of commercial litigation, including insolvency and directors' disqualification cases, as well as contentious company and shareholder matters. He also handles disputes related to claims of professional negligence, fraud and deceit. Asset recovery matters and banking work also form a key part of his practice.
"He works very well in a team, adopting a collaborative approach. He has great attention to detail and is also very effective with clients and their expectations, giving them the necessary robust advice to calm them down. He also adapted quickly to the changes from COVID." "David is very commercial and is popular with clients. He is intelligent, outcome-focused and thoughtful."

Strengths:

Giles Maynard-Connor QC
Giles Maynard-Connor QC is an acclaimed barrister who is highly proficient in company and fraud matters, as well as in cases concerning professional negligence and insolvency. He is often instructed in cases involving directors' disqualification and company winding-up petitions. He is experienced in cases in offshore jurisdictions, having previously appeared in courts in Gibraltar and the Cayman Islands.
"Giles is a superb advocate; he is really tenacious and is highly rated." "He is very well prepared and good in court."
Recent work: Acted for defendants in proceedings for £3 million brought by H&M & Sohal, alleging breach of contract, misrepresentation and breaches of collateral warranty after a business and asset purchase.

Strengths:

Ian Tucker
Ian Tucker is an impressive barrister with a growing commercial and chancery practice, who has particular expertise in insolvency-related cases. He also deals with litigation revolving around professional negligence claims, contractual issues and contested trusts. He advises a range of clients including private companies and financial institutions, among others.
"Ian is very a knowledgeable and commercial barrister. He is approachable and friendly and always happy to help. His attention to detail is excellent and we value his input, as do our clients." "He is a very good adviser when it comes to clients: he is very sensible, measured and understands the approach we want to take."
Recent work: Acted for a commercial lender and its appointed LPA Receivers seeking possession of land worth £4 million.

Strengths:

Richard Tetlow
Richard Tetlow is a talented barrister with a burgeoning reputation, who handles a wide variety of commercial disputes including company, contractual and insolvency-related matters. He has additional expertise in finance, product liability, property and professional negligence cases. His clients include insolvency office holders, businesses and private individuals.
"I look at his style with envy; he is a superb advocate." "He has a magical vision to find ways through difficult cases and pathways to resolutions that others don't see."

Strengths:

Stephen Connolly
Stephen Connolly is a well-regarded and highly experienced commercial barrister who is particularly adept at acting in cases concerning stakeholder disputes. He also offers expertise in contract, professional negligence, property and fraud claims. He represents a wide range of clients including both private individuals and businesses.
"His attention to detail is phenomenal and he's also someone who quickly builds a very good rapport with clients. He's very unassuming, extremely bright and very accessible despite being a senior barrister."
Recent work: Acted for two of four defendants in £15 million fraud allegations arising from the sale and purchase of a manufacturing business, and counterclaiming for unpaid deferred consideration of £2 million.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Exchange Chambers

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Location

One Derby Square

Liverpool

Merseyside

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L2 9XX

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Silks (QC)

Northern (Bar)

Commercial Dispute Resolution


David Mohyuddin QC
Band 2
Giles Maynard-Connor QC
New Silks

Juniors

Northern (Bar)

Commercial Dispute Resolution


Andrew Vinson
Band 2
Anja Lansbergen-Mills
Up and Coming
Carly Sandbach
Band 1
Ian Tucker
Band 3

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