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Louise Bennett

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Howard Kennedy LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution.

Position

Louise Bennett is a commercial dispute resolution Partner. She advises on domestic and international civil fraud and asset recovery, often involving complex cross-border litigation and multi-jurisdictions.

Louise is a solicitor with an expertise in company shareholder disputes, corporate and financial litigation, fraudulent misrepresentation, and bribery and corruption. She supports clients caught up in collective investment schemes, Ponzi and advance fee fraud schemes, employee frauds, insolvency litigation, breach of trust, and director's duties. She helps clients manage the significant legal, commercial, and reputational risks associated with commercial fraud.

She traces and recovers the proceeds of fraud on behalf of claimants, and has particular experience acting where there are criminal, restraint or regulatory proceedings in parallel.

Louise manages multi-jurisdictional cases which regularly include obtaining and defending freezing injunctions, restraining orders and disclosure orders. 

She understands the sensitivities around such cases, often involving high-profile, sensitive regulatory investigations and is able to guide clients through this added complication.

Louise also acts for commercial clients in partnership disputes, negligence proceedings, and contractual claims. 

Louise acts for leading global businesses, professional bodies and international organisations, as well as, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurial businesses alike. 

The cases Louise deals with require speed and accuracy.  Louise has an eye for detail, responds quickly and robustly, and always speaks a language you can understand.  Louise knows that clients need to focus on their business, and so she takes the pressure and strain of any legal case, making it as straightforward and painless as possible for you, so that you can focus on the future. 

Louise will always work closely with you and sees herself as an integral part of the business when fighting off, or pursuing, any claims. She spots all the technical points, and the commercial ones, and always has the client's goals at the forefront of her mind. 

She is the Founder of the LB Business Network and regularly speaks at networking events and seminars. 

Career

Trained Coles Miller Solicitors, Bournemouth; qualified 2003; partner Howard Kennedy 2013.

Member

Association of Women Solicitors; Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association.

Education

Bishop Wand Secondary School, Sunbury, Middlesex (ten GCSE grades, A’s B’s); Tresham College, Kettering, Northants (three A levels); Northampton University (LLB Law Degree 2(1)); College of Law, Guildford, Surrey (LPC).

Leisure

Hiking, mountain climbing, kickboxing.


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Howard Kennedy LLP advises on various civil fraud matters including multi-party and multi-jurisdictional litigation. Areas of expertise include offshore trusts, business crime, regulatory issues, bribery, corruption, and freezing injunctions and search orders. The team also acts in cases of contentious insolvency, defence of directors' disqualification proceedings, and misfeasance and breach of duties claims. Client come from a range of sectors, including financial services and property. Louise Bennett heads the team and focuses on civil fraud, asset recovery and corporate litigation. Dominic Offord joined the firm from Browne Jacobson LLP.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Howard Kennedy LLP advises sovereign governments, members of royal families, corporations, owner-managed businesses and wealthy individuals on international contractual and commodities disputes, financial services matters, civil fraud, professional negligence, IP and insolvency disputes. Simon Taylor is dispute resolution head. Duncan Bagshaw, who has particular disputes experience involving the energy sector and Africa, joined from Stephenson Harwood, while Dominic Offord, who has acted in large-scale cross-border insolvency and fraud cases, was hired from Browne Jacobson LLP, taking over as commercial litigation head from Louise Bennett. Also key to the team are Fiona Hinds and legal director Ayesha Salim.

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