Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Restructuring/Insolvency - Northern (Bar)
Carly Sandbach undertakes contentious corporate and personal insolvency work as part of her broader commercial litigation practice. She demonstrates skill in areas such as breach of directors' duties and cases containing fraud elements. She possesses additional experience in cases comprising professional negligence claims arising from insolvency. She is also regularly instructed by the Secretary of State in public interest winding-up petitions.
Strengths: "Very commercial and focuses on getting the right outcome for the client."
Recent work: Acted in a claim by a disqualified director for permission to act as a director notwithstanding his earlier disqualification.
Commercial Dispute Resolution - Northern (Bar)
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.
Strengths: "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.
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Carly is a leading junior whose practice covers all aspects of chancery and commercial litigation and advisory work. She has a broad range of experience in matters including insolvency (both personal and corporate), company and partnership, directors disqualification, professional negligence, banking, mortgage, guarantees and recovery of assets, trusts, contractual disputes and sale of goods.
She regularly appears in the High Court and at all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal; she also undertakes Arbitrations.
Clients report that she is sensible and down-to-earth, fights cases with vigour and is proactive and able to quickly grasp the issues. She has a reputation for her thoroughness; her preparation for hearings and conference is excellent.
Her reported cases include her success before the Court of Appeal in the Second Appeal in Yang v Official Receiver & Ors  EWCA Civ 1465, clarifying a significant area of personal insolvency law on which there was no existing authority, and Allsop v Banner Jones Ltd (t/a Banner Jones Solicitors)  EWCA Civ 7, clarifying the proper application of the Phospate Sewage Test.
Junior Counsel to the Crown (Provincial Panel) 2010, reappointed to Regional Panel A 2018
Chancery Bar Association (also Elected Committee Member)
Northern Chancery Bar Association (also Elected Committee Member)
Member of the R3 General Technical Committee
Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)
Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
First Class Honours degree in Law at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge; highest ranking student in her year on the Bar Vocational Course.