12 July 2023, 5.30pm - 9.00pm
This seminar dealt with issues frequently encountered by all litigators when obtaining and working with such injunctions. Paul de la Piquerie and Lara Kuehl discussed the risks of using alleged trust funds to finance litigation and of failing to present without notice applications fairly. They provided practical guidance on how to approach these issues. The talk was aimed at and of relevance to all litigators, particularly those dealing in commercial litigation.
Paul regularly appears in the High Court, County Court (predominantly in the Business and Property Courts and the Technology and Construction Courts), and the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Upper Tribunal. He accepts instructions in any and all areas of property and commercial law but with a particular emphasis in recent years as follows below. He is also happy to accept instructions on a direct access basis.
It is said of him in the 2023 editions of Chambers and Partners and Legal 500:
“Paul is extremely practical, friendly and approachable. He provides concise and targeted advice within quick turnarounds, taking into account the priorities and unique needs of his clients. He is willing to set out the pros and cons of particular actions decisively, assisting his clients enormously.”
“Paul De La Piquerie is a great junior who I know I can trust with complex matters.”
Lara has a commercial Chancery practice, which encompasses all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration, company law, insolvency, civil fraud and real property matters.
She is recommended as a leading junior in the current editions of both the Legal 500 UK Bar (Commercial Litigation and Property Litigation) and Chambers and Partners UK Bar (Real Estate Litigation). She is described as “a bright and hardworking junior with a good grasp of company law and a zest for commercial litigation. Her pleadings are excellent and she is an assured performer in court”, “incredibly diligent”, “determined, tenacious and gets to the heart of an issue with practical solutions” and “an intelligent tactician”. Previous editions have said that she “covers every angle and has brilliant drafting abilities”.
Lara has appeared in Court litigation and arbitrations in England and internationally in disputes relating to a range of industry sectors, frequently with a technological focus. Lara also has considerable experience of claims relating to the conduct of fiduciaries such as directors and trustees and shareholder/partnership disputes. Her clients include corporations, insolvency office holders, litigation funders, company directors, private individuals and the UK Government.
Lara is on the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown and represents the Government in commercial, company and insolvency matters.
Before coming to the Bar, Lara was previously a solicitor in the London commercial disputes team of Weil, Gotshal & Manges (a US firm) and a Cayman Islands attorney in the Dispute Resolution and Insolvency group at Maples and Calder.