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Raquel Agnello QC

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Raquel is a sought-after specialist in insolvency, company and commercial litigation. Additionally, she is a highly-regarded expert in the area of pensions and insolvency, in particular the ‘moral hazard’ provisions. She has led on many high profile cases on behalf of the Pensions Regulator, including on Nortel and Lehman in the Supreme Court. She was retained to advise the company and supervisors on the New Look company voluntary arrangement and for the supervisors in the Arcadia CVA challenge. She advises corporate groups in relation to proposed restructurings and pension issues, including risk assessment, including acting in Johnston Press and Cobham PLC. In 2015 she was named Legal 500’s Insolvency Silk of the Year. In October 2012 and October 2016, she was named ‘Barrister of the Year’ at the TRI Insolvency and Rescue Awards.


Called 1986; Silk: 2009; sits in the High Court part time as Deputy Insolvency and Companies Court Judge; Bencher of the Inner Temple.

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BA (Hons) (Sussex), Diplome D'Etudes Juridiques Francaise; MCIArb. Fluent in French and Portuguese, working knowledge of Swedish.