Simon McLoughlin

Call: 2009

Simon’s practice covers all areas of Commercial Chancery litigation and arbitration.

In the most recent edition of the Legal 500 (2021) Simon is described as “User friendly” and as “taking an intellectual and thorough approach.” Previous editions praised him as  “Extremely technically able” and “prepared to roll-up his sleeves to get the work done“ (2020), “User friendly, very thorough and good on his feet” (2019) and as “An excellent barrister, who is very bright and way beyond his call in terms of his level of expertise” (2017).

Simon has appeared as an advocate in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), county courts, the Senior Courts Costs Office, all three divisions of the High Court and in arbitration. He has particular expertise in disputes involving the consideration of detailed, technical expert evidence.

Simon is appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown and is frequently instructed to advise and represent government departments and agencies, including HMRC, the Insolvency Service, the Official Receiver and the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He is regularly instructed to act on behalf of the Director for Legal Aid Casework, resisting judicial review claims in the Administrative Court. Simon was instructed by the Secretary of State for Health as junior counsel in relation to the dispute over the NHS Connecting for Health project, the largest civilian IT system in the world.

Simon also accepts instructions to act as an arbitrator. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

  • Arbitration

    Simon has been instructed as counsel in a number a high value and complex arbitrations. He has significant experience of working in large teams of counsel and solicitors, as well as acting as sole counsel.

    In addition, Simon is frequently asked to advise on the meaning and effect of arbitration and expert determination agreements, on the validity of referrals and appointments and the availability of injunctive and other relief under the Arbitration Act 1996.

    Examples of recent and ongoing instructions include:

    • An arbitration (London, 2017-2018): dispute over technical capabilities of heating apparatus at multiple agricultural sites (sole counsel).
    • A commercial arbitration (London, 2015-2018): damages claim for hundreds of millions, culminating in 6-week final hearing (led by Alex Charlton Q.C. and Jasbir Dhillon Q.C.).
    • A commercial arbitration (London, 2012-2015): 18-week final hearing on liability for termination of a contract (led by Jeremy Storey Q.C. and Nicholas Baatz Q.C.).

     

    Simon holds a Diploma in International Arbitration and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). He also accepts instructions to act as arbitrator.

  • Banking

    Simon is instructed by and against banks, institutional lenders and finance companies to advise and draft pleadings in disputes concerning mortgages and charges, in claims under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as well as in relation to the construction and enforceability of personal and company guarantees and indemnities.

     Examples of cases include:

    • Vneshprombank LLC v Bedzhamov [2019] EWHC 1906 (Ch) (HHJ Jarman QC) and on appeal [2019] EWCA Civ 1992; [2020] 1 All ER (Comm) 911. Acting (with Romie Tager QC and Philip Kremen) for bank in USD 2bn claim against brother of former owner. Correct approach to ‘living expenses’ allowance in pre-judgment worldwide freezing injunction; relevance of reasonableness of lifestyle.
    • National Westminster Bank plc v De Kment (2017) (QB) (Merc.) (unrep.) (HHJ Waksman Q.C.). Effect of cross-default provisions; alleged mis-selling of IRHPs; whether counterclaim and set-off excluded by Bank’s terms; ‘usual or last known residence and whether service properly effected under r 6.9 CPR; limitation.
    • Barclays Bank plc v Lewthwaite (2015) (unrep.) Acted for Barclays in its successful claim for principal sums and interest due under various bridging loan and overdraft agreements.
    • Governor & Company of Bank of Ireland v Shah and anor [2014] EWHC 4839 (QB) (HHJ Seymour QC) Acted for the Bank in long-running possession proceedings; successfully applied to commit the second defendant for contempt of court by refusing to give up possession of (and repeatedly breaking back into) the subject property; second defendant committed to prison for three months.
  • Commercial

    Simon has experience of a broad range of commercial disputes, including matters involving the sale of goods and transfer of title, the supply of services, bailment, and the proper construction and effect of contractual terms and conditions and of compromise agreements. Recent instructions have included acting for the defendant to a £1m+ claim for fees allegedly due under a contract for professional services in connection with the intended refinancing of a substantial real property and retail holding

    In addition to his general commercial practice, Simon has significant experience of IT disputes involving detail technical expert evidence and delay analysis. He was instructed by the Secretary of State for Health as junior counsel in relation to the NHS Connecting for Health project, a dispute about the largest civilian IT system in the world. Other recent and current work in this area includes the construction of software licence agreements in the context of access to licensed software within a group of companies and subsidiaries and a dispute over the sale, delivery and technical capabilities of certain elements of wireless network hardware.

     Examples of cases include:

    • Vneshprombank LLC v Bedzhamov [2019] EWHC 1906 (Ch) (HHJ Jarman QC) and on appeal [2019] EWCA Civ 1992; [2020] 1 All ER (Comm) 911. Acting (with Romie Tager QC and Philip Kremen) for bank in USD 2bn claim against brother of former owner. Correct approach to ‘living expenses’ allowance in pre-judgment worldwide freezing injunction; relevance of reasonableness of lifestyle.
    • MB South Ltd v McKenna (2018) QB (unrep.) Acting for claimant in claim for injunction (and interim injunction) to compel the delivery up by former employee of company property (documents); sections 3 and 4 Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977.
    • National Westminster Bank plc v De Kment (2017) QB (Merc.) (unrep.) (HHJ Waksman Q.C.). Mis-selling of IRHPs; whether counterclaim and set-off excluded by Bank’s terms; ‘usual or last known residence and whether service properly effected under r 6.9 CPR; limitation.
    • Edison Investment Research Ltd v Sirius Petroleum plc (2015) (unrep.) Acted for successful Claimant in trial of its claim for fees due in connection with its valuation of an AIM-listed company with existing and future/ contingent extraction rights in various blocks in Nigerian oil fields.
    • Proctor and anor v Suvakov(2015) (unrep). Acted for Claimants in their successful opposition to the Defendant’s challenge to the Court’s jurisdiction. The matter concerned a claim in connection with the construction of and trusts relating to property in Montenegro; arts. 22 and 23 of the Judgments Regulation (EC 44/2001); forum non conveniens and the application of Owusu v Jackson [2005] QB 801 (ECJ).
    • White v Prescott (2014) (unrep.). Acting for successful Claimant in three-day trial of claim and counterclaim in connection with unpaid invoices, novated contracts and (the transfer of) title to and the conversion of an HGV.
    • Alix Partners LLP v Cayzer (2013) QB (Merc.) (unrep.) Acting for Defendant to a £1m+ claim for fees allegedly due under a contract for professional services in connection with the intended refinancing of a large estate. Settled at mediation
  • Company and Partnership

    Simon frequently acts in and advises in connection with a range of company and partnership disputes and regularly appears in the Companies Court. Recent work has included advising a minority shareholder on the merits of an unfair prejudice petition under s. 994 Companies Act 2006 acting for the company in its claims against former executives for breach of duty, acting for an ex-director alleged to have misappropriated company funds in breach of fiduciary and/ or Companies Act 2006 duties and acting for one of three partners in the course of a dissolution of a restaurant partnership.

    Simon is regularly instructed by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy in claims for disqualification orders against delinquent company directors under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 and related applications.

    In addition, Simon has acted for companies in the course of disputes concerning liability for national non-domestic (business) rates, which cases frequently raise complicated questions of landlord and tenant, company and insolvency law.

    Examples of cases include:

    • HC Realisations Ltd (in administration) v Steen and ors (2018) Ch D (unrep.) (Mr. Robert Miles Q.C.); Applications for indemnity costs on discontinuance of company’s claim including allegations of fraud and for third party costs orders against former CEO and COO.
    • Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy v Al-Safee; Re Exotic Global Limited [2018] EWHC 509 (Ch) (ICC Judge Jones). Acted for Secretary of State in proceedings under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986; director failed to cooperate with liquidator’s investigations into c. £4m of company transactions; disqualified for 13 years.
    • Gamatronic (UK) Ltd and anor v Hamilton and anor (2016) QB (unrep). (Haddon-Cave J.) LTL 19.02.2016. Application to strike out former employer’s claims against ex-employees for breach of fiduciary duty and contract; allegations of misuse of confidential information and destruction of emails.
    • LB Camden v Tennic Ltd (2015) Highbury Magistrates Court; Ch D (Companies Court) (unrep.) Acted for the company in 4-day trial concerning liability for national non-domestic (business) rates; application to set aside an earlier liability order; related, parallel insolvency proceedings and third-party disclosure applications in the Companies Court
  • Insolvency

    Simon acts for a wide range of creditors, debtors and office holders in individual and corporate insolvency proceedings and in disputes over voluntary arrangements. Simon has been instructed in a wide range of applications arising in the course of IVAs (including by creditors seeking to enforce the terms of  the arrangement and/ or to remove the supervisor), in CVAs (including challenges to the supervisor’s decision-making and valuations), in administration (including for permission to commence and continue proceedings against the company, challenging the administrators’ fees and under paragraph 71(1) of Schedule B1), in company liquidation (including injunctive relief to restrain presentation and applications for validation orders) and in bankruptcy (including applications to set aside statutory demands, in relation to service and for annulment or rescission of bankruptcy orders). He is regularly asked to advise in connection with challenges to transactions preceding and purported effected in the course of insolvency.

    Simon is regularly instructed by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, HMRC, the Official Receiver and by the Insolvency Service.

    Examples of cases include:

    • Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy v Al-Safee; Re Exotic Global Limited [2018] EWHC 509 (Ch) (ICC Judge Jones). Acted for Secretary of State in proceedings under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986; director failed to cooperate with liquidator’s investigations into c. £4m of company transactions; disqualified for 13 years.
    • Re Wulfrun Specialised Fasteners Ltd (2018) Ch D; creditor landlord’s challenge under s. 6 of the Act to decision to approve CVA; whether creditor unconnected; proper approach to valuation of creditor’s claims for purposes of voting; whether material irregularity at meeting.
    • In re Home County Developments Ltd (in administration) (2018) Ch D (unrep.) Administrators’ contested application under paragraph 71(1) of Schedule B1 to sell property free of security; scope and extent of entitlement to costs.
    • Van Heeren v Cooper [2014] EWHC 4797 (Ch); [2015] BPIR 953 (Mr. Stuart Isaacs Q.C.)
      Appeal of order setting aside statutory demand for sums due under New Zealand judgments on the ground that debt not a provable debt within meaning of r. 12.3 Insolvency Rules 1986; meaning of ‘debt or other liquidated pecuniary claim’ in s. 29(5) of the Limitation Act 1980.
    • FB v AB(2011) Ch D (unrep.) Charges; application of s. 36 Administration of Justice Act 1970; acted for Claimant in long-running possession proceedings of high value, prime London property, in circumstances where a Registrar in parallel proceedings had directed that the Defendant’s name and address be withheld from the Individual Insolvency Register for reasons of national security.
  • Landlord & Tenant

    Simon acts both for landlords and tenants in opposed and unopposed business lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, as well as disputes surrounding the construction of service charge provisions, forfeiture and breaches of and the enforceability of leasehold covenants. He has considerable experience of dilapidations claims and the valuation issues arising under s. 18 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 and is often instructed to advise landlord, tenants and office holders on the consequences of landlord and tenant insolvency and/ or in the context of administration and company arrangements.

    Simon also accepts instructions in relation to residential landlord and tenants matters. He has advised and appeared in the courts and the First-tier tribunal in connection with a range of disputes, including leasehold enfranchisement and the grants of new leases (‘lease extensions’) under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, breaches of covenant and service charge disputes, as well as applications under the Landlord and Tenant Acts 1985 and 1987.

    Example cases include:

    • Re commercial premises in Nottingham (2018) ongoing; acting for landlord in terminal dilapidations claim (4-day trial listed in Ch D in Spring 2019)
    • Re Wulfrun Specialised Fasteners Ltd (2018) Ch D; creditor landlord’s challenge under s. 6 of the Act to decision to approve CVA; whether creditor unconnected; proper approach to valuation of creditor’s claims for purposes of voting; whether material irregularity at meeting.
    • The Creative Foundation v Dreamland Leisure Ltd and ors [2015] EWHC 2556 (Ch); [2016] Ch 253; [2015] 3 WLR 1814; [2016] 1 P & CR 1; [2015] PLSCS 263; [2016] JPL 230 (Arnold J.). Dispute over title to a section of the wall of a building on which graffiti attributed to Banksy had been painted. Issues included whether the section of wall had been removed by the tenant in reasonable compliance with its repairing obligations and, if so, whether there was an implied term in the lease that title to the section removed consequently vested in the tenant (led by Romie Tager Q.C.)
    • Schwab v 7-9 St George’s Square LLP (2014) Ch D (unrep.) (Peter Smith J.) 12-day trial of claim for breach of trust and counterclaim for alleged losses of £9.5m arising out of a fire in a residential property in Pimlico. Settled after first week of trial (led by Gary Blaker Q.C.)
  • Professional Negligence

    Simon undertakes both claimant and defendant work for a range of clients in connection with professional negligence claims, most frequently concerning solicitors, surveyors and accountants/ tax advisors engaged in commercial chancery work. Recent instructions include acting in various claims against solicitors and accountants concerning the sale and purchase of both commercial and residential property (and the tax consequences) and on behalf of an insolvency practitioner in connection with solicitors’ negligent advice and conduct of litigation against the insolvent company’s director, as well as acting for defendant solicitors in claims concerning the allegedly negligent transfer of part of land affected by various leases and attendant adverse rights.

    Example cases include:

    • Re the acquisition of central London residential property (2018) ongoing; acting for claimant in claim for losses arising from negligent advice in relation to SDLT.
    •  Edwards and ors v Lummis and ors (2018) Ch D (unrep.) Acting for claimants in claims to recover losses suffered as a result of former accountants’ negligent failure to file tax returns.
    • Link Travel Limited and ors v Bosworths (a firm) (2016) Acting for defendants in claim for alleged negligence in course of commercial conveyancing; effect of s. 141 LPA 1925. Settled shortly before trial.
  • Real Property

    Simon is instructed by and against banks, institutional lenders and finance companies to advise and draft pleadings in disputes concerning mortgages and charges over real property. Current and recent instructions include advising and acting for a well-known bank in relation to its subrogated claims on the death of the borrower, in actions against a lender (and the subsequently appointed receivers) following the forced sale of a multi-million pound security portfolio, advising a developer on the rights of access to a potential development site and in connection with a number of claims arising out of aborted sale and purchase agreements and the issues arising in connection with deposits, penalties and the availability of relief under s. 49(2) of the Law of Property Act 1925.

    Simon is also regularly instructed in connection with co-ownership disputes and applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, in claims involving proprietary estoppel, nuisance, trespass and disputed boundaries and/ or adverse possession and for orders for rectification of the register.

    Examples cases include:

    •  Re access to and boundaries of adjacent agricultural properties (2018) ongoing; 5-day trial listed in Spring 2019.
    • Residential co-ownership dispute (2018) ongoing; 4-day trial listed in early 2019.
    • Re a series of property developments (2018) ongoing; acting for claimants in proceedings involving claims and counterclaims for declaratory relief and accounts and in relation to the validity of various loan agreements; multiple related actions in Ch D and county court.
    • Commercial property dispute (2018). Trespass and easements; acting for defendant landlord in Borough Council’s claim for declaratory and injunctive relief to enforce terms of covenants; whether Council entitled to enforce covenants against successor in title. Settled.
    •  Manton v Manning (2018) (unrep.) 2-day trial on boundary dispute; whether dispute over boundary and rights of parking acquired by prescription validly compromised at mediation; effect of s. 2 of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989
    • Clare v Tomlin[2014] EWLandRA 2012_1044, [2014] UKFTT 0395 (PC) (Judge Michell)
      Application for alteration of the register based on construction of apparently conflicting 19th century indentures– whether double conveyance – alternative claim to prescriptive easement.
    •  Governor & Company of Bank of Ireland v Shah and anor[2014] EWHC 4839 (QB) (HHJ Seymour Q.C.) Acted for the Bank in long-running possession proceedings; successfully applied to commit the second defendant for contempt of court by refusing to give up possession of (and repeatedly breaking back into) the subject property; second defendant committed to prison for three months.
  • Trusts, Probate & Estates

    Simon’s practice includes more traditional chancery/private and Court of Protection client work. He has acted in a range of contentious probate claims and administration of estates work and is often instructed where the issues involve the treatment of real property on death. Recent and current instructions have included advising on the validity of a marriage conducted immediately prior to the death of the intestate and the consequent effect on the administration of the estate, advising trustees on the construction of discretionary trusts and the propriety of proposed distributions, as well as acting for one of two personal representatives in the other’s application under s. 50 Administration of Justice Act 1985 to remove her. Simon also has considerable experience of applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.

    Examples cases include:

    • Residential co-ownership dispute (2018) ongoing; 4-day trial listed in early 2019.
    • Re Bailey (dec’d) (2016) Fam. (unrep.); acted for dependent applicant in her claim and application for permission to bring 1975 Act claim out of time. Settled after permission granted.
    •  Kleyman v Kleyman (2013) Ch D (unrep.) (Master Teverson). Application under s. 50 AJA 1985 to remove one of two personal representatives.
    • Haett Mohamed Abass v Haider Salman Al-Haider(2013) Ch D (unrep.) Claim for declaratory relief in relation to ownership of a high value, prime central London property purchased. Settled following mediation.

     

  • Notable Cases

    R. (o.a.a. Lipman) v. The Director of Legal Aid Casework [2020] EWHC 2668 (Admin) (HHJ Keyser QC)

    Acted for successful defendant in claim for Judicial Review of the calculation of the capital contribution required from the claimant towards the costs of his criminal legal aid under reg. 28 of the Criminal Legal Aid (Contribution Orders) Regulations 2013. In valuing the claimant’s real property assets, which included a substantial investment property portfolio, the Director was required to value each asset individually (rather than adopt the ‘general balance sheet’ approach for which the claimant contended).

    Vneshprombank LLC v Bedzhamov [2019] EWHC 1906 (Ch) (HHJ Jarman QC); on appeal [2019] EWCA Civ 1992

    Acting (with Romie Tager QC and Philip Kremen)for bank in USD 2bn claim against brother of former owner. Correct approach to ‘living expenses’ allowance in pre-judgment worldwide freezing injunction; relevance of reasonableness of defendant’s lifestyle.

    R. (o.a.o. Khan) v Director of Legal Aid Casework [2018] EWHC 3198 (Admin); [2018] 6 Costs LO 799; [2018] 11 WLUK 77 (Ouseley J.)

    Acted for successful defendant in claim for Judicial Review of determination under reg. 29 of the Criminal Legal Aid (Contribution Orders) Regulations 2013; statutory interpretation; Article 1, Protocol 1 ECHR rights.

    HC Realisations Ltd (in administration) v Steen and ors (2018) Ch D (unrep.) (Mr. Robert Miles QC)

    Applications for indemnity costs on discontinuance of claim including allegations of fraud and for third party costs orders.

    Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy v Al-Safee; Re Exotic Global Limited [2018] EWHC 509 (Ch) (ICC Judge Jones).

    Acted for Secretary of State in proceedings under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986; director failed to cooperate with liquidator’s investigations into c. £4m of company transactions; disqualified for 13 years.

    Arbitration (London, 2015-2018)

    Acted (led by Alex Charlton QC and Jasbir Dhillon QC) for customer in 6-week trial of claim for hundreds of millions in damages folllowing termination of contract.

    Gamatronic (UK) Ltd and anor v Hamilton and anor (2016) QBD unrep. (Haddon-Cave J) LTL 19.02.2016.
    Application to strike out former employer’s claims against ex-employees for breach of fiduciary duty and contract; allegations of misuse of confidential information and destruction of emails.

    The Creative Foundation v Dreamland Leisure Ltd and ors [2015] EWHC 2556 (Ch); [2016] Ch 253; [2015] 3 WLR 1814; [2016] 1 P & CR 1; [2015] PLSCS 263; [2016] JPL 230  (Arnold J).
    Acted (led by Romie Tager QC) in a dispute concerning title to a section of the wall of a building on which graffiti attributed to Banksy had been painted. Issues included whether the section of wall had been removed by the tenant in reasonable compliance with its repairing obligations and, if so, whether there was an implied term in the lease that title to the section removed consequently vested in the tenant.

    Arbitration (London, 2012-2015)

    Acted (led by Jeremy Storey QC and Nicholas Baatz QC) for customer in 18-week trial of liability on termination of a contract.

    LB Camden v Tennic Ltd (2015) Highbury Magistrates Court; High Court (Chancery Division (Companies Court)).
    Acted for the company in 4-day trial concerning liability for national non-domestic (business) rates; application to set aside an earlier liability order; related, parallel insolvency proceedings and third-party disclosure applications in the Companies Court

    Canning v Teacher Stern LLP (2015) Senior Courts Costs Office (Master Rowley); QBD (Spencer J).
    Acted for the Defendant solicitors in their successful opposition to a former client’s claim for assessment of bills of costs; requirements of interim statute bill; whether ‘special circumstances’ existed for the purposes of s. 70 of the Solicitors Act 1974; principles applicable to court’s power to grant a stay pending determination of application for permission to appeal.

    Taylor Hampton Solicitors Ltd v Smart (2015) Central London CC (HHJ Lochrane).
    Acted for solicitors in their successful opposition to the Defendant’s numerous applications heard over three days to set aside a series of historic orders and judgments obtained for unpaid professional fees.

    Barclays Bank plc v Lewthwaite (2015) Lincoln CC (Recorder Swain).
    Acted for Barclays in its successful claim for principal sums and interest due under various bridging loan and overdraft agreements.

    Edison Investment Research Ltd v Sirius Petroleum plc (2015) Central London CC.
    Acted for successful Claimant in trial of its claim for fees due in connection with its valuation of an AIM-listed company with existing and future/ contingent extraction rights in various blocks in Nigerian oil fields.

    Proctor and anor v Suvakov (2015) Central London CC.
    Acted for Claimants in their successful opposition to the Defendant’s challenge to the Court’s jurisdiction. The matter concerned a claim in connection with the construction of and trusts relating to property in Montenegro; arts. 22 and 23 of the Judgments Regulation (EC 44/2001); forum non conveniens and the application of Owusu v Jackson [2005] QB 801 (ECJ).

    Van Heeren v Cooper [2014] EWHC 4797 (Ch); [2015] BPIR 953 (Mr. Stuart Isaacs QC)
    Acted for successful Appellant; appeal of order setting aside statutory demand for sums due under NZ judgments on the ground that debt not a provable debt within meaning of r. 12.3 Insolvency Rules 1986; meaning of ‘debt or other liquidated pecuniary claim’ in s. 29(5) of the Limitation Act 1980.

    Governor & Company of Bank of Ireland v Shah and anor [2014] EWHC 4839 (QB) (HHJ Seymour QC)
    Acted for the Bank in long-running possession proceedings; successfully applied to commit the second defendant for contempt of court by refusing to give up possession of (and repeatedly breaking back into) the subject property; second defendant committed to prison for three months.

    Schwab v 7-9 St George’s Square LLP (2014) Ch D (Peter Smith J) 
    Acting (led by Gary Blaker QC) for Claimant in 12-day trial of claim for breach of trust and counterclaim for alleged losses of £9.5m arising out of a fire in a residential property in Pimlico. Settled after first week of trial.

    White v Prescott (2014) Central London CC (HHJ Collender QC)
    Acting for successful Claimant in three-day trial of claim and counterclaim in connection with unpaid invoices, novated contracts and (the transfer of) title to and the conversion of an HGV.

    Clare v Tomlin [2014] EWLandRA 2012_1044, [2014] UKFTT 0395 (PC) (Judge Michell)
    Application for alteration of the register based on construction of apparently conflicting 19th century indentures– whether double conveyance – alternative claim to prescriptive easement.

    Haett Mohamed Abass v Haider Salman Al-Haider (2013) Ch D
    Acting for Claimant in claim relating to the ownership of a high value, prime central London property. Settled following mediation.

    Pearman v Nasar and Nasar (2013) Colchester CC (Recorder Pugh)
    Acting for Defendants in two-day trial of claim and counterclaim between neighbours; case involved serious allegations of racial/ religious and other abuse and harassment; both claim and counterclaim dismissed after first day of trial on terms of cross-undertakings.

    Alix Partners LLP v Cayzer (2013) QBD (Mercantile Court)
    Acting for Defendant to a £1m+ claim for fees allegedly due under a contract for professional services in connection with the intended refinancing of a large estate.

    FB v AB (2011) Ch D
    Charges; application of s. 36 Administration of Justice Act 1970; acted for Claimant in long-running possession proceedings of high value, prime London property, in circumstances where a Registrar in parallel proceedings had directed that the Defendant’s name and address be withheld from the Individual Insolvency Register for reasons of national security.

  • Recommendations

    User friendly, taking an intellectual and thorough approach.”

    (Legal 500, 2021; Property Litigation – Leading Juniors)

    “Extremely technically able, prepared to roll-up his sleeves to get the work done.”

    (Legal 500, 2020; Property Litigation – Leading Juniors)

    User friendly, very thorough and good on his feet.”

    (Legal 500, 2019; Property Litigation – Leading Juniors)

    “An excellent barrister, who is very bright and way beyond his call in terms of his level of expertise.”

    (Legal 500, 2017; Property Litigation – Leading Juniors)

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