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Our experience and cases of note

A track record of fearlessness, from headline litigation to specialist dispute resolution and arbitration.

Since our foundation in 2009, our work has included a wide range of notable cases, including some of the most high-profile litigation against major banks in the last decade. We’ve also worked on ground-breaking cases in a wide variety of other areas, including civil fraud, competition disputes, contentious insolvency and financial services regulation.

You can read more about our core Practice areas, and find out more about our cases of note below.

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Acting for a property developer in a professional negligence dispute against a firm of architects on a major building project.

Acting for a leading litigation funder in a contractual dispute relating to funding agreements.

Acting for a number of commercial property sector clients in connection with interest rate swap mis-selling.

Acting for a leading engineering firm in a contractual dispute relating to a high-value project with a major vehicle manufacturer.

Acting for a leading property investment group in a dispute related to contractual terms of significance in the commercial lending market.

Successfully obtaining a freezing order in support of the enforcement of an ICC arbitral award in England.

Successfully obtaining and executing an ex parte search order and passport order against a former employee of a global business suspected of misappropriating confidential business information and personal data.

Grove Park Properties Ltd v The Royal Bank of Scotland: [2018] EWHC 3521 (Comm) – acting for the Claimant in relation to claims that the Bank materially altered a substantial loan agreement without the Claimant’s consent / knowledge.

Hardy v Government of India and IIFC (UK) [2018] EWHC 1916 (Comm): Acted successfully for IIFC (UK) in a Commercial Court case, discharging a third party debt order obtained in connection with an approx. US$ 70 million arbitration award. The challenge was successful on two grounds: that the situs of the debt in question was abroad and that the debt was not due or accruing due. The judgment which can be found here clarified the law in relation to the situs of debts and the jurisdiction of the English Courts to make third party debt orders.

Acting in an application for judicial review of the decision of a Royal Charter regulatory body in respect of its decision making procedure affecting professional qualifications. The matter was settled prior to the hearing of the application, as the regulatory body agreed to re-consider its decision in accordance with proper procedure.

Acting for Justice in respect of its intervention in the House of Lords appeal in R (on the application of Corner House Research and others) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office. This was a judicial review of the decision by the Serious Fraud Office to halt investigations into alleged bribery on the part of BAE Systems Plc in respect of a Saudi arms deal.

Acting in judicial review proceedings related to the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service to consider complaints arising out of the conduct of banks in their approach to the implementation of the FCA review scheme for mis-selling of interest rate hedging products.

Acting in a judicial review of a decision of an Independent Reviewer (appointed under section 166 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) to the effect that the redress offered to a client in respect of a mis-sold financial product was “appropriate, fair and reasonable”.

Frans Maas (UK) Ltd v. Habib Bank AG Zurich (banking, performance bonds).

Acting in litigation brought by JSC BTA Bank, Kazakhstan, where the total alleged fraud exceeded $1.5 billion in value. The various sets of High Court proceedings, taken together, made this one of the largest civil fraud claims in the history of the English Court. The case was featured in “The Lawyer” magazine (3 January 2011) as one of the Top 20 Cases of 2011.

Acting successfully on high-profile fraud claims against major banks. See our banking litigation page for further details.

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