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Matthew Morrison

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 4 departments
Ranked in : Chancery: Commercial , Fraud: Civil , Offshore , Commercial Dispute Resolution
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Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)

Band 3

Matthew Morrison
Strengths: "Extremely knowledgeable, a very good speaker and presenter, and someone who is extremely easy to deal with. He has got a really good reputation for commercial chancery offshore work."
Recent work: Acted for Haz International Limited in connection with misfeasance proceedings brought against Mr Il, a former director and minority shareholder.
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Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)

Band 4

Matthew Morrison
Matthew Morrison prosecutes and defends high-profile fraud proceedings concerning such issues as unfair prejudice, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy and misappropriated assets. He has acted in cases relating to numerous overseas countries including in North America and the Middle East.
Strengths: "A very robust advocate who is unstinting in his efforts in terms of preparation. He has a laser-like focus on the issues, does a great job explaining things in laymen's terms and has a great manner with clients."
Recent work: Acted for Haz International in relation to misfeasance proceedings brought against Mr Il, a former director and minority shareholder.
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Offshore - London (Bar)

Band 3

Matthew Morrison
Matthew Morrison acts in a range of offshore cases, including trusts and liquidation disputes. He regularly appears before courts in the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas.
Strengths: "He's superb - user-friendly, he comes up with creative ideas and clients love him."
Recent work: Acted for JJW Limited in its appeal against a winding-up order made by the Royal Court of Guernsey.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

Band 5

Matthew Morrison
Strengths: "Hard-working, supportive, collaborative and fun to work with."
Recent work: Acted for Haz International in relation to misfeasance proceedings brought against Mr Il, a former director and minority shareholder of the company.
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Practice Areas

Broad commercial chancery practice. Particular emphasis on civil fraud, company and partnership, insolvency, and trusts. Appearance in a number of judicial review claims and other matters raising issues of public and administrative law.

Sole counsel in proceedings before the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. Junior counsel in large-scale commercial and chancery matters both onshore and offshore including in the Courts of the DIFC and the BVI. Significant experience of assisting advocates before the Royal Courts of Jersey and Guernsey.

Cases include: Re Haz International; Punjab National Bank v Srinivasan & Ors; BES & Ors v Cheshire West and Chester BC; Ridley v Dubai Islamic Bank (Jersey and England); Re AMT Coffee Limited; IAP v Rosser; Re Galasys plc (Jersey and England); Carlyle Capital Corporation (Guernsey); Isis Investments Limited v Kaupthing Bank (Isle of Man and England); BTA Bank v Ablyazov & Ors; Re Alhamrani (Jersey).

Career

St John’s College, Oxford (Jurisprudence (MA (Oxon.)), BCL); Attorney at Quin and Hampson (now Mourant Ozannes), Cayman (2005-06); formerly Junior Counsel to the SoS for BEIS.

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar and Commercial Bar Associations; Association of Partnership Practitioners.

Publications

Chapters on directors’ duties, directors’ liabilities in insolvency and disqualification in Butterworths Corporate Law Service and Tolleys Company Law Service; PLC practice notes on minority shareholder rights and remedies and various private client topics; chapters on unfair prejudice, disqualification and insolvency liabilities in The Law of LLPs (Whitaker and Machell, 5th ed.)

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