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Lance Ashworth QC

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Practice Areas

Commercial litigation, insolvency, company/chancery, professional negligence.

Cases: Loveridge v. Loveridge [2020] EWCA Civ 1104 – interim relief in unfair prejudice petitions and partnership disputes; Taylor v. Rhino Overseas Inc [2020] EWCA Civ 353 and [2019] EWHC 1951 (Ch) – agency, undisclosed principal, unlawful means conspiracy; Re The Hut Group [2020] EWHC 5 (Ch) – striking out unfair prejudice petition; Zedra Trust Co (Jersey) Ltd. v. Hut Group Ltd [2019] EWHC 2191 (Comm) – expert determination in share purchase agreement; Blackstar Advisors v. Cheyne Capital International [2019] EWCA Civ 2210 – investment introductory agreement; O’Brien v. TTT Moneycorp [2019] EWHC 1491 (Comm) – SPA, conditions precedent; Grove Park Properties v. Royal Bank of Scotland [2018] EWHC 3521 (Comm) – pleading of fraud arising out of bank’s conduct in earlier litigation; Instant Access Properties v. Rosser [2018] EWHC 756 (Ch) – insolvency, breach of fiduciary duty, shadow directors, fraudulent trading, ratification; BFS Group v. Foley [2017] EWHC 2799 (QB) – bribery, secret profits, fraud; Bank Alkhair v Al Refai [2018] EWHC 616 (Comm) - Bahrain judgments, enforcement, set-off, fraud; Palm Beach Offshore - Cayman insolvency, good faith, redemption shares; Emmott v Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 1028 - civil contempt, dissipation of assets, director's liability.

Career

Called 1987, Middle Temple; Recorder 2005; QC 2006; Mediator 2009; Deputy High Court Judge 2016.

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar; COMBAR; Midlands Commercial and Chancery Bar Association.

Personal

Educated at Oundle School; Pembroke College, Cambridge (MA). Trustee of the Access to Justice Foundation; Chairman, Middlesex Lord's Taverners Committee.