14 September 2022 - Events
 EWHC 325 (Ch) Successfully acted for a security company against its former CEO to establish bribery and breach of fiduciary duty claims following the unlawful entering into commercial arrangements to obtain personal benefits. This action included a counterclaim for abuse of process.
 EWHC 219 (Ch) Successfully established the existence of shareholding in a successful food manufacturing business after oral agreements over 20 years before the Court proceedings took place between very close personal contacts from Turkish backgrounds. The claim involved parties in multiple jurisdictions and cash payments over many historic years.
Acting in a claim to successfully establish the ownership rights of UK real estate assets held by corporate vehicles in multiple foreign jurisdictions. This claim involved issues around nominee Directorships and beneficial ownership rights following the breakdown in relationship of two close personal friends. The claim was compromised following arguments on the first day of a fully remote trial.
 EWHC 960 (QB) Successfully obtaining worldwide freezing injunctions against a number of Defendants around the UK and Europe following a computer hacking fraud and the diversion of multi-millions of pounds of realised profits from of an investment deal. This case also required disclosure orders from various banks and individuals in the UK and Europe for tracing aspects.
Acted for a private hedge fund in a claim for over USD $50million arising out of the potential manipulation of the London Metal Exchange Tin market by various international parties to increase the holding to well above market thresholds.
Acted for a Jersey based charitable trust through a Swiss corporate trustee to enforce loan and security documents against the original settlor of the charitable trust in excess of USB$10million. The charity provided loans to the settlor and several corporate entities, secured against ancillary assets around the world including a private island in the Pacific. This claim included actions in Jersey, Switzerland and New York City as well as London.
Acting in a professional negligence claim against noted Patent Attorneys following advice given about worldwide patent protection for a company’s main product and major asset.
 EWCA Civ 1295 Successfully enforcing the security provisions in loan facility agreement between private individuals where the original loan and funds for security were secured in offshore bank accounts under corporate holding companies. The claim involved proving the fabrication of documents. The original decision was upheld following a hearing at the Court of Appeal (Lower Court Decision 2013 EWHC 3745 (Ch))
Advised liquidators of a combination of on-shore and off-shore companies investigating directors for making in excess of £100 million profits at the expense of the companies through fraudulent activities, conspiracy and breaches of their fiduciary duties.
Represented UK real estate asset managers in a contractual dispute with US investors over the terms of several multi-million pound success fees linked to the acquisition and re-development of large scale commercial real estate sites around the UK.
Advised in a matter involving the high profile mis-selling of an extended warranty scheme and cashback guarantee by a large UK energy company affecting hundreds of consumers.
 EWHC 3007 (Ch) Successfully defending insolvency practitioners from a claim for trespass and conversion following the administration and subsequent liquidation of a well-known television and film production company including counterclaims arising out of the potential diversion of contracts and funds.
England & Wales, 2014
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, AIPPI
I enjoy trying to find a practical and meaningful solution to some very difficult and emotive situations.
It is a great challenge dealing with new business sectors or personal circumstances every day but it is one which makes this particular job so enjoyable. Litigation can be a great mix between academic debate and sporting competition.
Litigation is not always an enjoyable experience for clients, but I try my best to minimise the personal or professional disruption it can cause by coming up with a clear and sensible strategy from the earliest possible stage. Being in a Court hearing is only a small part of the day-to-day life of a commercial litigator and analysing and preparing a case as carefully as possible is critical to getting the desired outcome if that hearing comes along, or to avoiding the hearing altogether.
I am an active Rugby Union referee which means that my free time is also spent trying to negotiate a high stress environment where every judgment call I make is heavily scrutinised. I have been lucky enough to be able to combine my professional experience in law with my enjoyment of Rugby through an appointment to appear as a member of the independent disciplinary panel arranged by the RFU to determine disciplinary matters. This also gives me the different perspective of judging matters rather than just arguing them.
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