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Tina Rañales-Cotos

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Practice Areas

Tina Rañales-Cotos practises in commercial and corporate litigation and advisory work, mainly in the specialist courts in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds and London. Her work frequently involves interim injunctive relief hearings in the High Court in the business restraint field, including freezing, springboard, misuse of confidential information and restrictive covenant injunctions and search orders.

Tina’s specialist practice includes the following areas: Agency (including commercial agency) Banking and finance (including secured lending, guarantees and indemnities) Civil/commercial fraud (including VAT/MTIC fraud) Confidential Information, MOPI and GDPR, Commercial Contracts (including joint ventures, distribution, agency and share sale/purchase and warranties) Company (especially shareholder disputes and breach of trust, fiduciary and directors’ duties) Competition – UK and EU, Director Disqualification, Employment (contractual and statutory), Discrimination (service providers) Insolvency (corporate and personal), Insurance, Intellectual Property (trademark infringement and passing off), Commercial Torts, Mediation, Partnership, Professional Negligence (especially solicitors, accountants, surveyors and financial advisers), Restraint of Trade including restrictive covenants (commercial and employment) and sale and carriage of goods (domestic and international) and services.

Tina often represents banks, public and private companies, small firms, as well as private investors. Recent experience includes being led in a two-week commercial trial which took place remotely, involving an interpreter and experts.

Career

University of Leicester LLB with Italian 1993-1997 (Universita di Modena, Italy) University of Oxford (Brasenose College) BCL 1997-1998 Lecturer in Competition Law Universities of Oxford and Leicester 1998-1999 Called to the Bar 1999 Hardwicke Scholar and Sir Thomas More Bursar Lincoln’s Inn Pupillage at Monckton Chambers, Gray’s Inn, London 1999-2000 Lincoln’s Inn Stage Scholar - DGIV Competition, Brussels 2000-2001 Joined Kings Chambers in 2001 AGs Provincial Panel – Junior Counsel 2008-2012

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association Northern Chancery Bar Association Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association Employment Law Association Northern and North Eastern Circuits Lincoln’s Inn

Publications

Financial Times - regular contributor to reader dilemmas on employment law issues