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Louise Bennett

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Howard Kennedy LLP

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Dispute resolution.


Partner. Louise is a litigator in the dispute resolution department. She has a broad range of experience in commercial dispute resolution, advocacy, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. She has acted for many commercial clients, including partnerships and companies, both in the UK and internationally. Louise’s expertise focuses on corporate disputes (shareholder and partnership), breach of directors’ duties, and civil fraud (usually on an international scale). Louise is a member of the Association of Women Solicitors, and the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association.


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


Association of Women Solicitors; Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association.


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).


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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Howard Kennedy LLP¬†deals with civil fraud matters involving multi-party, multi-jurisdictional litigation and handles ‚Äėvery complicated international fraud very well indeed‚Äô. ‚ÄėFirst-rate performer‚Äô Louise Bennett¬†heads the department, Joel Leigh¬†is ‚Äėa first-rate litigator with excellent judgment on both matters of substance and procedural issues‚Äô. Tim Bignell¬†has ‚Äėhuge experience and is thoughtful and resourceful‚Äô. Craig Emden¬†and Fiona Hinds¬†are also recommended.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

The 'forward-thinking, efficient' Howard Kennedy LLP 'provides an excellent levels of service'. It advises on contractual disputes, professional negligence actions, complex international litigation and arbitration, and contentious insolvency; the practice is also experienced in director and shareholder disputes and civil fraud. It obtained a series of injunctions for a payment and foreign exchange services firm, whose banking services were suspended following alleged money laundering and fraudulent activity by a number of its customers. Commercial litigation head Louise Bennett 'gets to grips with complex financial issues to see the bigger picture'; dispute resolution head Simon Taylor is 'an excellent strategist and superb negotiator'; Tim Bignell 'cuts through detail to commercial issues and practical solutions'; and Fiona Hinds is 'an excellent, pragmatic commercial lawyer'. Other key litigators include managing partner Craig Emden, Steven Morris, Joel Leigh and Mark Stephens CBE; while senior associate Ayesha Salim is 'always in command of the details'.

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