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2010 - present

Practice Areas


Civil fraud and deceit and associated interim and final remedies - freezing injunctions, ex parte disclosure orders, tracing, constructive trusts and restitutionary remedies


Banking and finance; international commercial arbitration; competition law; financial services regulation; guarantees


Human rights


International law, jurisdiction and forum applications, conflict of laws


Corporate and personal insolvency, director’s duties, shareholders' rights and derivative claims


Intellectual property litigation and advice


Protection of confidential information, restrictive covenants, injunctive relief


Defamation and breach of confidence

Notable Cases


Notable Cases


Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc & ors v Zhunus & ors [2018] EWHC 369 (Comm); [2017] EWHC 3374 (Comm) (fraud/Kazakh law/limitation;


Inter-Export LLC v Townley & anor [2017] EWHC 530 (Ch) (fraud);


In re Hand’s Will Trust [2017] Ch 449 (human rights);


Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc & ors v Zhunus & ors [2014] EWCA Civ 381 (fraud/freezing orders);


Phillips v Fryer [2013] BCC 176 (derivative claim);


NMBS v Bellamy & anor [2013] EWCA Civ 452; [2012] EWHC 2563 (Ch) (guarantees);


Cooke v Hopper [2012] EWCA Civ 175 (agent’s commission);


Bibby Financial Services & anor v Magson & ors [2011] EWHC 2495 (guarantees/delivery of deeds);


Close Invoice Finance v Watts [2009] EWCA Civ 1182 (guarantees);


Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance v Melia [2009] EWHC 1114 (fraud/contempt);


DCD Factors Plc v Ramada Trading Ltd [2008] Bus LR 654 (letter of credit fraud);


Caudle v LD Law Ltd [2008] 1 WLR 1540 (letters of administration/conversion);


Davies v Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc [2007] EWCA Civ 594 (defamation);


Barnes v Handf Acceptances Ltd & ors [2005] EWCA Civ 314 (abuse of process/pleadings);


Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Paulin [2005] BCC 927, [2005] 2 BCLC 667 (director's disqualification);


Fortis Bank SA v Trenwick International [2005] EWHC 399 (estoppel);


Liquidator of Marini Ltd v Dickenson & ors [2004] BCC 172 (repayment of unlawful dividends):


LG Electronics Inc v Clevo Computer Company & ors (2004) Ch D (IT patents);


Padden v Arbuthnot Pensions & Investments Ltd [2004] EWCA Civ 582 (declaratory relief);


Hill v Bailey [2004] 1 All ER 1210 (costs);


Lakah Group v Al Jazeera [2002] EWHC 2500 (defamation);


Salvidge v Hussein [1999] BPIR 4 (insolvency/evidence);


Soleimany v Soleimany [1998] 3 WLR 811 (arbitration/illegality)

2010 - present