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TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE, ST KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON, E1W 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3060 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 3060 7000
DX:
600 LONDON CITY
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk

Geraldine Elliott

Tel:
Work 020 3060 6435
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/geraldine-elliott
RPC

Work Department

Commercial disputes.

Position

Partner and leader of the commercial disputes group of the firm. Practises in litigation and arbitration, both in the UK and cross-border. Many years’ experience and a keen interest in commercial disputes for a range of corporates from private companies to plcs. Also advises trustees and others involved in wealth and asset disputes. Particular experience in breach of warranty claims, shareholder disputes and litigation arising from trading issues. Acting for corporate clients on business protection issues such as confidentiality and obtaining injunctions to enforce restrictive covenants.

Career

Qualified 1980; partner Reynolds Porter Chamberlain 1985.

Member

London Solicitors Association; City of London Law Society – Litigation Committee; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Education

Putney High School; GDST – Bristol University (1977 LLB).

Leisure

Theatre; bridge; family.


London: Corporate and commercial

Partnership

Within: Partnership

Considered 'a safe pair of hands', RPC advises professional services firms on the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious work, including the establishment of partnerships and LLPs, as well as partnership mergers and dissolutions. Co-head Patrick Brodie represented Switzerland-based executive search firm Egon Zehnder on the enforcement of a global non-compete restrictive covenant injunction action against a former partner. Co-head Geraldine Elliott specialised in partnership disputes, predominantly acting on the side of the firms. Legal director Graham Reid handles regulatory matters involving partners. The 'diligent' Nick Bird focuses on professional liability and disciplinary claims from the perspective of partnerships. Ernst & Young LLP is a standout client of the department.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Geraldine Elliott - RPC

Within: Commercial litigation

In addition to handling mainstream commercial disputes work, RPC fields a number of specialist contentious teams covering banking and finance, commodities, tax, employment, real Estate, IP, IT and insurance along with international arbitration, construction, competition and media. The team acted for Ingenious Media Holdings, a media production and finance company (and related companies and directors), in High Court claims brought by a large number of investors; the claims relate to alleged losses said to arise from investments into various film production partnerships and investors' ability to claim sideways loss tax relief. Commercial disputes head Geraldine Elliott has particular expertise in handling warranty claims, shareholder and joint venture disputes, and asset and financial recovery; and Tom Hibbert is global commercial disputes head. Simon Hart, Andy McGregor, Tim Brown, Rupert Boswall, Davina Given, and Parham Kouchikali and Stuart Shepherd are also key practitioners, while Jonathan Cary returned to the London office from Hong Kong. The key senior associates are Daniel Wyatt, Charlotte Henschen (née Ducker) and Matthew Evans.

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London: Public sector

Education: institutions

Within: Leading individuals

Geraldine Elliott - RPC

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Education: schools

Within: Leading individuals

Geraldine Elliott - RPC

Within: Education: schools

RPC's client list includes the Mill Hill School Foundation, St Clement Danes School and St Clement Danes Holborn Estates Charity, and the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. The team is also able to leverage the firm's wider expertise in corporate and investment matters, mergers, HR and employment to provide a full spectrum of service to clients. Geraldine Elliott heads the practice and has a focus on governance matters, as well as staff and pupil issues such as disputes concerning admissions. Corporate practitioner Anthony Shatz advises schools on M&A and investment matters.

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Legal Developments by:
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  • Cancelling insurance: insolvency and downgrade clauses

    One of the most common concerns for both parties to an insurance contract (including reinsurance) is that the other party might become insolvent and unable to perform its obligations under the contract. Both insurer and insured will therefore wish to have the right to cancel the insurance mid-term in the event of the other party’s insolvency, or a change in its financial circumstances that makes its insolvency a more likely prospect in the near future.
    - Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP

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