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Bridget Lucas QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
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Company - London (Bar)

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Bridget Lucas QC
Bridget Lucas QC is a talented silk who is particularly active in international matters, having been instructed in cases involving the Channel Islands and the Caribbean. Her areas of focus include boardroom and shareholder disputes, including breach of duty claims. She also possesses niche expertise representing offshore nominees and custodians and non-executive directors.
Strengths: "Reaches quick opinions and stands behind them. She is extremely personable and great with clients."
Recent work: Represented the defendants in unfair prejudice proceedings concerning Turbo Service International Holdings.
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Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)

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Bridget Lucas QC
Strengths: "Really incisive and very bright, she is both a good team player and a great strategist."
Recent work: Instructed in FindmyClaim.com Limited v Playle; Playle v Verschuur, a claim for breach of fiduciary duty relating to misappropriated monies.
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A broad practice spanning commercial and chancery litigation and arbitration with a particular emphasis on company and insolvency proceedings, and civil fraud.

A significant part of her practice relates to offshore litigation. She acted as lead Counsel in the Cayman Islands’ litigation relating to Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers Company v Saad Investments Company Ltd (appearing for successful Defendants at the year-long trial). She is currently retained on a substantial fraud case in Bermuda involving allegations of breach of confidence and fiduciary duty. She has also advised in various cases in the British Virgin Islands, Guernsey and Jersey, including cases involving allegations of breach of duty and misrepresentation in fund management disputes. She advised in the matter of Crystal Lake Investments Limited [2021] JRC 104, on the application of Article 115 of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991.

She regularly acts in cases involving allegations of breach of directors' duties and in particular minority shareholder, joint venture (including in the telecoms and energy sectors) and limited liability partnership disputes. She is currently acting in a number of unfair prejudice and just and equitable winding up petitions.

She also regularly advises on insolvency and regulatory matters (including in relation to solicitors’ firms and the financial services sector). Her recent work includes advising on issues arising in relation to Finablr Plc; advising an NHS Trust in relation to the administration of the ProjectCo in a substantial PFI project; providing expert evidence on English Law for the purposes of insolvency proceedings in Italy; and advising on various insolvency issues arising as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. She has also been retained in divorce proceedings in relation to alleged transactions at an undervalue.

She acts in a wide range of commercial disputes including cases alleging misrepresentation and breach of warranty. She recently appeared in the ERED v Treon trial.

Her practice includes cross-border merger applications, and insurance business transfer schemes.

In 2020, she was appointed as a Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

Career

Called in 1989. Silk in 2018.

Professional Memberships

The Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR; British Insurance Lawyers Association.

Personal

Gordonstoun School; Worcester College, Oxford (1987 BA Hons Jurisprudence First Class).

Trustee of the Equa Multi Academy Trust.

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