Commercial and chancery litigation and arbitration (domestic and international), including business agreements and general contractual disputes, banking litigation, civil fraud and asset tracing, jurisdiction disputes/conflicts of laws, company and insolvency, trusts and estates litigation, property litigation. Notable recent cases include: Willmont v Elm (claims to international assets in substantial insolvency); substantial breach of warranty claim arising out of sale of an aerospace company; Lehman Brothers Waterfall I application up to Supreme Court level: construction of $2.25bn subordinated loan agreements/questions about liability of members in insolvency), Lehman Waterfall III application, Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co v Al Refai (multi-million dollar civil fraud/conspiracy/defamation claim involving conflicts of laws points), Eurofinance v Rubin (Supreme Court decision on Cross Border Insolvency Regulations 2006/enforceability of foreign judgments in insolvency context), Maloney v Filtons (sham lease/insolvency/appointment of receivers), HMRC v Rochdale Drinks Distributors (Court of Appeal decision on insolvency/provisional liquidation/VAT fraud), Hart v Burbidge (undue influence/ademption/wills).
COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association, Insolvency Lawyers Association
Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (MA – Double First; MPhil; Junior, Senior and Research Scholar) and City University, London (Distinction in Graduate Diploma in Law). Member of Lincoln’s Inn (Hardwicke, Lord Bowen and Lord Mansfield Scholar).