Maitland Chambers

Catherine Newman QC

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Practice Areas

Barrister specialising in trial and appellate advocacy in Chancery, Commercial and offshore litigation,dispute resolution and arbitration, including contracts, commodities, company law, commercial disputes, equitable remedies, corporate insolvency, partnership, derivatives, banking, professional and business conduct, fraud and asset recovery, trusts litigation; reported cases include such topics as anti-suit injunctions: Dreymoor Fertilisers Overseas v Eurochem Trading GmbH, valuation of businesses and of shares: Re Trina Solar (Cayman), Re TPD Investments (England), including in the context of PRC investments; cross-border insolvency: Shell v Fairfield Sentry, Madoff v Yacht Bull; civil consequences of abandoned criminal prosecution: Tchenguiz v SFO; removal of trustees of Jersey trust: T v YT ; derivatives: Intesa Sanpaolo SPA v Regione Piemonte; Hazell v Hammersmith & Fulham; hedge fund disputes: F&C Alternative Investments (Holdings) v Barthelemy & Culligan; share sale warranties: Sycamore Bidco v Breslin and Dawson; accessory liability: JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov; JD Wetherspoon PLC v Jason Harris; winding up of valuable hotel partnership at will: Boghani v Nathoo; fraud: JD Wetherspoon v Van de Berg; relief from unfairly prejudicial conduct may be enjoyed as an investor, not only as a member: Gamlestaden Fastigheter AB v Baltic Partners Ltd; sham and Section 423: Hill v Spread; breach of trust and restitution: Mahme Trust Reg v Tayeb; unfair prejudice: Re Acorn International;alleged misuse of confidential information in commodity markets: Red Kite Management Limited v Barclays Bank plc; and constructive trusts: Satnam Investments Ltd v Dunlop Heywood & Co Ltd.


Called 1979, Middle Temple: Harmsworth Scholar; called 2011, BVI; ad hoc in Cayman Islands; ad hoc in Gibraltar;. QC 1995; Deputy High Court Judge (QB and Chancery); Crown Court Recorder; Lieutenant Bailiff of the Royal Court of Guernsey 2001-2014; member UCL Council 2008-11; trustee, CAFOD.

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR; ACTAPS; Professional Negligence Bar Association; IBA, Insol International; 100 Women in Finance.


Convent of the Sacred Heart High School; University College, London (LLB Hons 1st Class)