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UK Bar 2022
London (Bar) Fraud: Civil
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The barristers at One Essex Court offer considerable expertise in the handling of both domestic and international fraud-related matters. Members are regularly instructed to appear in litigation and arbitrations involving allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation, conspiracy, bribery and breach of fiduciary duty. The team is also noted for its strength in asset-tracing and recovery matters spanning multiple jurisdictions. Recent work for the set includes acting for several claimants in Autonomy/Hewlett-Packard v Lynch, a high-profile dispute valued at over USD5 billion involving claims of misrepresentation, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. Instructing solicitors consider the set to be "a premier league offering of superb advocates and a leader in complex commercial litigation."

Client service

"One Essex Court has one of the best clerking services - they're all commercial, pragmatic, innovative and very transparent." "The clerks run a very efficient operation and are all very easy to deal with, user-friendly and proactive in their communication about diaries and management. Its always a very smooth and easy experience." "Rob Smith, the deputy senior clerk, is just superb - he's responsive, thoroughly pleasant to deal with and bends over backwards for clients." Darren Burrows is the senior clerk.

Laurence Rabinowitz KC
Laurence Rabinowitz KC is a leading litigator and arbitration advocate with a commercial practice encompassing civil fraud, energy, competition, professional liability and banking and finance. Solicitors seek him out to handle high-profile fraud cases.
"He is incredibly impressive, clear in his thinking and gets straight to the heart of the issue. As an advocate he is persuasive, balanced and reasonable. He is a pleasure to work with." "A phenomenal silk who gives very clear, practical, commercial and strategic advice."

Defended Tesco in claims arising out of its profit overstatement announced in autumn 2014. The claimants alleged fraudulent misrepresentations by Tesco's former management in order to manipulate the share price.

Alain Choo Choy KC
Alain Choo Choy KC is a strong barrister with a broad banking and finance, energy and general commercial practice who has appeared in a range of weighty civil fraud cases. He is deeply familiar with the legal issues that different jurisdictions present. Many of his cases involve high net worth individuals.
"He is very hard-working, user-friendly and bright. He's great with clients and a great team player."

Acted in Terre Neuve SARL v Yewdale Ltd & Others, a claim concerning sums paid pursuant to a tax optimisation scheme which were alleged to have been fraudulently misappropriated.

Neil Kitchener KC
Neil Kitchener KC tackles a great many cases involving allegations of fraud. His commercial practice also touches on arts and antiques, banking and finance, sports and energy law.
"He is incredibly hard-working, responsive and always available. He is savvy, a fantastic strategist and excellent advocate. He's a go-to KC for fraud/injunctive work and in cross-examinations he is one of the best." "He's fantastic on his feet and is a dogged, effective and tenacious advocate."

Acted for 58 institutional investors in high-profile circa USD480 million claims against Tesco arising out of its historic profit overstatement.

Alexander Polley KC
Alexander Polley KC is a talented new silk involved in many fraud cases of complexity and significance. He has dealt with the full range of allegations including bribery, conspiracy and extortion.
"He is very good at drafting, very responsive, very hard-working and has a good manner with clients."

Acted for the UK holding company in the Bank of Georgia group in claims arising out of the alleged expropriation of assets of a Georgian industrial company.

Sonia Tolaney KC
Sonia Tolaney KC is a standout silk who is particularly adept at dealing with instances of alleged banking fraud. Her work relates to a broad range of allegations, including misrepresentation, collusion and conspiracy, and is often international in nature.
"She is unbeatable and one of the cleverest people at the Bar. She's incredibly commercial, user-friendly and an excellent advocate. She's smooth and clients love her." "She has the ear of the court, has fantastic instincts, cuts through the case law to get to the point and knows exactly how to judge a court."

Acted for Vale S.A. in a dispute against various defendants concerning damages for fraudulent misrepresentation and conspiracy in connection with the exploitation of iron ore deposits in Guinea.

Daniel Toledano KC
Daniel Toledano KC is an amiable advocate instructed in relation to complicated civil fraud matters. He has a wide-ranging commercial practice that covers a variety of areas including banking and finance, sport and energy. His cases relate to an array of charges including bribery, dishonest assistance, misrepresentation and misappropriation.
"He is very user-friendly, highly intelligent and a superb advocate." "A very impressive advocate with a tactical brain."

Instructed in Alexander Tugushev v Vitaly Orlov & Others, a claim involving allegations of conspiracy and misappropriation.

Stephen Auld KC
Stephen Auld KC sweeps up impressive instructions in a number of areas and undertakes cases concerning civil fraud, banking and financial services, sports, media and commodities. He is skilled at handling applications for injunctive relief.
"He is very tactically astute, good natured and an incredibly impressive and robust advocate." "An experienced strategist and tactician."

Acted for 112 institutional investors claiming very substantial compensation from Tesco in respect of its profit overstatement revealed in autumn 2014.

Anthony de Garr Robinson KC
Anthony de Garr Robinson KC runs a busy commercial chancery practice and takes on significant fraud litigation and arbitration work, much of which originates offshore in regions such as the Caribbean and the Middle East. He has dealt with the full swathe of allegations including conspiracy, deceit and breach of contract.
"He provides forensic insights into his cases and has an enormous brain which holds all the complex facts and organises them to be understandable for the court."

Acted for Bernie Ecclestone in a £500 million bribery claim alleging conspiracy and unlawful interference in relation to the takeover of the Formula One Group in 2006.

Anthony Grabiner KC
Anthony Grabiner KC is an experienced commercial advocate with a broad practice covering civil fraud, banking and finance, energy and other areas. He is a legendary figure at the Bar who has dealt with many difficult domestic and international disputes. He acts in both litigation and arbitration proceedings.
"A superb advocate - he knows what will and won't work with judges and tribunals and he's responsive and knowledgeable. If you need someone to make a big impression, he would be on the shortlist." "He has a brilliant mind and provides really compelling strategic and analytical thoughts on a complex case. He delves into the detail and his advice is clear and concise."

Jamie Goldsmith KC
Jamie Goldsmith KC has developed a vibrant civil fraud practice and attracts many high-profile instructions. He has dealt with myriad allegations over the course of his career including conspiracy, breach of trust and fraudulent misrepresentation.
"He leaves no stone unturned and fights to the death for his clients."

Acted for SKAT in a high-profile £1.5 billion claim against 98 defendants arising out of an alleged international conspiracy to deceive the Danish revenue authority.

Richard Mott
Richard Mott is routinely instructed to act on behalf of both claimants and defendants in complex civil fraud cases and has experience handling matters arising from serious allegations of misrepresentation, bribery and bad faith. He offers expertise in obtaining and resisting applications for disclosure orders and freezing injunctions.
"He is good on strategy and at getting on top of the facts. He's also a very good draftsman." "He's all over the detail, very knowledgeable, user-friendly, practical and incredibly hard-working."

Acted for 58 claimants in the high-profile Financial List proceedings brought against Tesco arising out of its profit overstatement announced in autumn 2014.

Craig Orr KC
Craig Orr KC is a favourite for civil fraud cases who harnesses his complementary expertise in commercial law. He is comfortable acting for both claimants and defendants in disputes concerning such matters as corruption, conspiracy and misappropriation.
"He's very good at getting to grips to details quickly, is great on his feet and able to turn judges' opinions around quickly."

Acted for certain defendants in LIC Telecommunications v VTB Capital & Others, a USD100 million conspiracy claim brought by the Russian oligarch Dmitry Kosarev arising out of the refinancing of the Bulgarian Vivacom telecommunications group in which Mr Kosarev held an interest.

Nicholas Sloboda
Nicholas Sloboda has appeared in scores of high-profile civil fraud cases concerning such allegations as dishonest assistance and mismanagement. He acts in both litigation and arbitration proceedings. He has a talent for handling international disputes.
"He's a real team player who really gets involved and is prepared to debate arguments." "He's very smart, listens very well and has a strong instinctive feel about points in evidence. He's a pleasure to work with."

Represented The VW Group in a substantial deceit claim brought by over 100,000 purchasers of VW Group vehicles arising out of the emissions scandal.

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Fraud: Civil

Laurence Rabinowitz KC
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Laurence Rabinowitz KC
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Sonia Tolaney KC
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Sonia Tolaney KC
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Alain Choo Choy KC
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Alain Choo Choy KC
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Daniel Toledano KC
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Neil Kitchener KC
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Anthony Grabiner KC
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Stephen Auld KC
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Jamie Goldsmith KC
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Nicholas Sloboda
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Nicholas Sloboda
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Richard Mott
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Richard Mott
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