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Rosalind Phelps

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 5 departments
Ranked in : Aviation , Banking & Finance , Fraud: Civil , Commercial Dispute Resolution , Travel: Regulatory & Commercial
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Aviation - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Rosalind Phelps QC
A prominent silk who has a burgeoning aviation practice. She is well regarded for her proficiency in matters of particular technical complexity, and regularly handles cases in the financial, commercial and regulatory spheres. She represents airlines in high-value leasing and contractual disputes, and also acts for airports, aviation finance parties and regulatory bodies.
Strengths: "She gives very clear advice, is excellent on her feet and her cross-examination is the best I've seen in court. She's very knowledgeable when it comes to aircraft repossession sales."
Recent work: Appointed as adviser to the Civil Aviation Authority Panel which decided a contested case about the use of aircraft parts. The case required the application of European regulations concerning airworthiness standards and maintenance requirements.
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Banking & Finance - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Rosalind Phelps QC
An accomplished silk who is noted for her abilities across a range of banking and finance matters, and has particular expertise in bond and loan disputes, LIBOR and swap mis-selling cases. She handles significant disputes for clients including both high-street and investment banks.
Strengths: "She has a very attractive advocacy style and knows the brief - superb."
Recent work: Acted for the defendant in Federal Republic of Nigeria v JP Morgan, a caseinvolving a claim by the Republic for over USD870 million. The matter arises from an allegedly corrupt oil deal involving Shell and a large Italian oil company, in which money was deposited in accounts at JP Morgan.
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Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)

Band 4

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Rosalind Phelps QC
An exemplary commercial and banking practitioner who often acts in complex fraud disputes. She has experience of dealing with numerous allegations including dishonest assistance, misrepresentation and conspiracy. She has notable expertise in matters arising in the banking sector.
Strengths: "An analytical, calm, measured and methodical barrister." "She is extremely user-friendly, commercial and cuts through cases to get to the heart of the matter."
Recent work: Defended Bank of Scotland in several fraudulent manipulation claims brought by companies associated with the Reuben Brothers.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

Band 5

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Rosalind Phelps QC
Strengths: "Understands how to tailor her work product so that it not only addresses the legal questions but also resolves the commercial issues." "She is on top of the detail and her written work is fabulous."
Recent work: Acted for Four Seasons Health Care Group in its case against Barclays Bank concerning a mistake made in a complex package of loan and security documents.
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Travel: Regulatory & Commercial - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Rosalind Phelps QC
Has a broad range of expertise in travel law, and is regularly instructed in cases concerning ATOL licensing applications, travel litigation and disputes involving airlines. She acts for both airline companies and regulatory authorities.
Strengths: "She is outstanding in court and is very responsive and efficient. Her advice is always commercial and sensible."
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Practice Areas

Civil and commercial litigation and arbitration including aviation, banking, civil fraud, conflicts of law and jurisdiction, financial services and professional negligence. Sits as an arbitrator.

Recent cases include: FSHC Group Holdings v Glas Trust Corp [2020] Ch 365; Federal Republic of Nigeria v JP Morgan Chase [2019] EWHC 347 (Comm); Ventra Investments v Bank of Scotland [2019] EWHC 2058 (Comm); Marz Ltd v Bank of Scotland [2017] EWHC 3618 (Ch); Cephalon Inc v CP Pharmaceuticals Ltd [2017]; Monks v Natwest [2016] EWHC 492; Alpstream AG v PK Airfinance [2015] EWCA Civ 1318; Tchenguiz v SFO (2012 - 2014, including [2014] EWCA Civ 136, [2014] EWCA Civ 1129).

Career

Called 1998. Silk 2016.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR.

Publications

Co-author of Thanki 'The Law of Privilege' (OUP, 3rd edition 2018).

Personal

Pembroke College, Oxford: BCL, 1997 (1st Class Hons) and Law with French Law, 1996 (1st Class Hons).

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