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Bree Taylor

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Fladgate LLP

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Litigation

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Bree Taylor is a partner in the litigation department at Fladgate.

She specialises in company and joint venture disputes, fraud and misfeasance claims.  Bree has acted on some of the most large-scale and complex litigation in the High Court in recent years including a fraud claim against a major UK bank, a misrepresentation case involving two listed oil and gas companies, a contract claim in the insolvency of a major UK financial institution and a breach of duty claim against the directors of a worldwide manufacturing company. 

Bree has acted for a number of directors in defence of misfeasance and breach of duty claims and in regulatory investigations by the FCA, FRC, HMRC and the Pensions Regulator.   

Bree recently acted for one of the administrators of MF Global in a case involving the group pension scheme.

She also defended a US listed company in the aviation sector from a claim by the Ministry of Defence.

Bree has been named as a Leading Individual by Chambers UK for many years, which praises her “attention to detail, her ability to get to the point”.   Bree is also ranked for Litigation, Banking Litigation and Insolvency with clients having commented she is “savvy” and “always up for the fight”

She is a fellow of R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals and a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association.

Bree was a senior associate in the London office of a large international firm and then a partner at a London law firm for some years before joining Fladgate in 2015. 

Member

Fellow of R3 (Association of Business Recovery Professionals)


London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Fladgate LLP's disputes group includes pre-empting potential claims or defences; recovery litigation, including disputed security and enforcement; insolvency matters; fraud; and payment systems. Other areas of strength are mis-selling claims, including swaps; claims against professionals, including surveyors, accountants and solicitors; and disputes between banks. Representative experience includes acting for a financial services firm in the prosecution of its claim for commission against its former client, an international maritime group. Steven Mash¬†is a specialist in civil fraud matters and Bree Taylor¬†has acted for claimants in actions against major banks. Other names to note are Simon Ekins, Simon Brew¬†and Alexander Wildsch√ľtz.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Fladgate LLP's 'excellent firm is¬†frequently involved in major litigation'. The practice specialises in acting in complex, high-value disputes, which are internationally focused or sourced; and being¬†largely conflict free, the department is able to sue most banks and act in financial services litigation. It acted for¬†Castex Technologies in proceedings in the Commercial Court, brought by various hedge funds, which alleged rigging of stock prices in connection with the conversion of foreign currency convertible bonds.¬†Simon Ekins¬†is department head; the 'switched-on and easy-to-work-with' Steven Mash¬†is 'at home across the range of commercial disputes'; and¬†Bree Taylor¬†is 'professional and shows broad-based thinking'.¬†Mark Buckley,¬†Alexander Wildsch√ľtz¬†and¬†Eugene Matveichuk¬†are also highly rated.

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London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Corporate restructuring and insolvency

As well as regularly receiving work from IPs including BDO and Begbies on formal insolvency matters, Fladgate LLP also handles more transactional work as highlighted by its recent representation of Privet Capital Special Situation Fund on its distressed acquisition of Vivid Toy Group from Phoenix Equity Partners.  Bree Taylor regularly handles contentious insolvency work as a function of her broader disputes practice and is a key member of the team that also includes Jeremy Whiteson.

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