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Practice Areas

Banking and finance; Commercial litigation; Fraud – civil; professional negligence; offshore; arbitration.

Specialises in commercial litigation with particular expertise in banking and finance, insurance and reinsurance, fraud/asset recovery, jurisdiction and conflict of laws, professional negligence, art law, international and domestic arbitration.

Recent practice includes a number of high-profile commercial cases, including acting in the Gemini litigation, acting for the defendant partner in the widely publicised Republic of Djibouti litigation, and acting for the successful investors in the Czech Photovoltaic arbitrations in The Hague. Has particular experience of litigation in offshore jurisdictions (Bermuda, BVI, Cayman and St Lucia) and in Hong Kong and Singapore.


Called 2010; Lincoln’s Inn.

Professional Memberships



Publications of note: co-author, ‘The Law of Assignment (3rd Edition)’ with Mr Justice Marcus Smith; co-author of chapter on ‘Choses in Action’ for Halsbury’s Laws of England; contributing editor of Gough on Company Charges (2nd edition, forthcoming); contributing editor, Restitution chapter, ‘Bullen, Leake and Jacob’s Precedents of Pleading’.


Leisure: Football, skiing, travel.

Languages: Fluent French, Italian, Spanish and Croatian/Serbian.

Education: Eton College; Christ’s College, Cambridge (2007 BA Modern Languages, Starred Double First); City Law School (2009 GDL, Commendation); City Law School (2010 BVC, Outstanding).