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Emily Saunderson

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2TG – 2 Temple Gardens (2TG – 2 Temple Gardens)


Emily has a strong commercial practice with an emphasis on corporate insolvency and banking and finance work. She has experience in cases involving dishonest assistance; fraud; fraudulent trading; rights of set-off; contractual estoppel; contractual interpretation; rights under contracts of indemnity; guarantees; and solicitors’ negligence. Before joining 2TG, Emily was a financial journalist, covering the global derivatives markets. She brings a strong understanding and useful insider’s perspective on financial markets to her legal practice. Significant cases include: Stokors and others v IG Markets Ltd v Craigcrook Management Services Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 1706 – banking and finance, Commercial Court procedure: appeal against security for costs order, involving consideration of the Defendant’s refusal to give an undertaking pursuant to paragraph 5, Appendix 16 of the Admiralty and Commercial Court Guide, and application for permission to appeal a split trial order; IG Markets v McKenna (2011 – 2013) – banking and finance: £11m claim in relation to derivatives trading in lead up to 2008 credit crunch, counter claim for breach of s150 FSMA, involving third party disclosure and freezing orders; Mir Steel UK Ltd v Christopher Morris and others [2012] EWCA Civ 1397 – General Commercial: appeal against refusal to join administrators and company in administration to a claim for conversion, inducing breach of contract and unlawful means conspiracy; involved consideration of Canada Steamship Lines Ltd v The King, and the rule in Said v Butt; in the Matter of J T Frith Limited (in Creditor’s Voluntary Liquidation) [2012] EWHC 196 (Civ) – Insolvency: secured creditors sought to surrender their security to participate in a distribution from the prescribed part; involved issues surrounding surrender in respect of the security trustee, and an intercreditor deed; G W Jones Contractors Ltd (In Liquidation) v NatWest (2012) – banking and finance. Claim involving allegations of negligence in respect of advertisement of winding up petition and notice of appointment of liquidator; Re SPhinX Group of Companies (in official liquidation) (2010) – Insolvency: US$500m liquidation of a hedge fund group in theCayman Islands; Titan v Passini (2008) – Fraud: £10m claim for damages and injunctions following departure of senior director of Italian manufacturing company with theft of confidential information and soliciting of key senior management and clients; Dimmock v Secretary of State for Education [2008] 1 AER 367 – Judicial review of decision to distribute Al Gore’s film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ to UK secondary schools, whether a breach of ss.406-407 Education Act 1996; Stack v Dowden [2007] UKHL 17 – Division of property in joint names where no declaration as to beneficial ownership.


Called 2005, Gray’s Inn.


Southampton University (1996 BA Hons First Class); University of Westminster (2003 Postgrad Dip).

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