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Giles Maynard-Connor QC

Manchester, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 4 departments
Ranked in : Company , Restructuring/Insolvency , Chancery , Commercial Dispute Resolution
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Company - Northern (Bar)

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Giles Maynard-Connor QC
Giles Maynard-Connor QC is an experienced litigator and new silk who advises clients on a range of issues including unfair prejudice and breach of contract cases. He also handles professional negligence cases.
Strengths: "He's very strategic and a good advocate."
Recent work: Acted for the respondents to a multimillion-pound unfair prejudice petition.
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Restructuring/Insolvency - Northern (Bar)

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Giles Maynard-Connor QC
Giles Maynard-Connor QC primarily handles corporate fraud and contentious insolvency cases and is regularly instructed in high-profile, complex matters. Known as a fierce litigator, he also works on behalf of insolvency practitioners on high-value bankruptcy cases, and for office holders on issues related to winding-up petitions.
Strengths: "He's tenacious and thorough."
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Chancery - Northern (Bar)

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Giles Maynard-Connor QC
A commercial specialist instructed regularly in high-profile complex litigation cases. He is highly adept in insolvency, fraud and professional negligence matters.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - Northern (Bar)

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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.
Strengths: "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.
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Giles is recognised as a robust, thorough advocate who readily assimilates the vital details, whilst maintaining an eye on the ‘big picture’. He is a truly commercial litigator in terms of approach to his cases; appreciating the importance of leading a legal team in order to achieve his clients’ objectives (whether at trial or through ADR) as quickly and as cost effectively as possible.

His practice has a particular emphasis on civil and corporate fraud, company and contentious insolvency work, professional negligence and banking.

Giles deals with substantial commercial litigation for Government and private clients.

Over the last 29 years he has appeared at all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal; he has also appeared outside the jurisdiction and acted as leading counsel in a number of high value international arbitrations.

In recent years he has successfully completed a number of high profile high value corporate fraud cases, including representing over 300 claimants in a multi-million pound case in the Cayman Islands.

Recent cases include Alsop v Banner Jones & Cohen [2021] EWCA Civ 7, Price v Flitcraft [2020] EWCA Civ 850 & Re Ahmed [2018] EWCA Civ 519.

Career

Called to the Bar 1992, Silk 2021, Government Legal Department Silks Panel, Accredited Mediator, and Mentor.

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association, Northern Chancery Bar Association, Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association, R3.

Personal

In addition to his enjoyment of F1, Football and Rugby Union, Giles is an avid runner and has successfully completed a number of Marathons.

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Giles Maynard-Connor QC

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