Laura Mattar

Associate | London

Secretary Federica Spagnoletti


Track record

The late Sir Roger Scruton

We acted for renowned UK philosopher and academic Sir Roger Scruton in his high profile battle against political and cultural magazine, The New Statesman. Following the publication of an article with a number of defamatory remarks and subsequent tweets, Sir Roger was dismissed from his position as Chairman on a government commission. With our advice, the matter culminated in a full published apology from The New Statesman, a separate apology from James Brokenshire MP who dismissed Sir Roger, as well as his reappointment to the government commission, restoring his reputation and life's work.

Freezing injunction

Obtained an ex parte freezing injunction involving accusations of fraud in a significant multi-jurisdictional claim

Insolvency Act

Defending a circa. £10 million claim under section 423 Insolvency Act for transaction at an undervalue

Commercial Agents Regulations

Acting for a fashion agent against a principal for a claim under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993

Reporting accuracy

Regularly assisting a well-known UK business in dealing with enquiries from national newspapers and drafting pre-publication correspondence to ensure accuracy in reporting

HMRC enquiries

Acting for a successful businessman in relation to various HMRC enquiries and related tax tribunal and Court of Appeal proceedings.