Louise Bennett > Keystone Law > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Keystone Law Offices
48 CHANCERY LANE
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Civil Fraud / Dispute Resolution
Louise is a disputes solicitor with a distinct specialism in domestic and international civil fraud, cryptocurrency, and asset recovery. The cases she advises on often involve tracing and recovering the proceeds of fraud on behalf of claimants. She has particular experience acting on cases where there are criminal, restraint, or regulatory proceedings running in parallel.
Louise is also an expert in company shareholder disputes, corporate and financial litigation, fraudulent litigation, misrepresentation, 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 directors’ duties.
Many of the cases Louise works on are multi-jurisdictional and can be high-profile or sensitive investigations.
Louise’s clients are leading global businesses, professional bodies and international organisations, as well as ultra-high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurial businesses.
Louise qualified as a solicitor in 2003. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2020, she was Head of Commercial Litigation and Civil Fraud at Howard Kennedy.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Litigating on behalf of both SMEs and global organisations, Keystone Law has a mouth-watering court success rate in the UK. Within the firm’s lawyer ranks, Alex Ferrari is ‘a top-notch litigator‘; James Healy-Pratt acts in relation to aviation accidents; Matthew Hennessy-Gibbs assists with commercial disputes, contentious insolvency-related claims, and fraud cases; Louise Abbott specialises in civil fraud, cryptocurrency and asset recovery work; and Elaine Chan is ‘a very senior, effective solicitor‘. Also key to the firm’s litigation credentials, Lara Robson represents both high-net-worth (HNW) individuals and companies in disputes; Patrick Elliott is a corporate recovery and insolvency expert; Gagan Ranu focuses on India and Middle East-related disputes; Patrick Pennal has a wide-ranging international litigation practice; and Dharmendra Nair specialises in shipping, commodities and commercial litigation. In 2022, Tracy Sell-Peters joined as partner from DWF, while former partners Matthew Reach and Robert Lawrie departed for Fox Williams LLP and Grosvenor Law, respectively.
Keystone Law offers a wide range of services within the fraud and financial crime industries and benefits from its strong coordination with banks and businesses. The team is well-versed in offering advice on matters across the spectrum, including corruption, SFO prosecutions, embezzlement, and disciplinary and regulatory issues. Louise Abbott delivers niche expertise in cryptocurrency fraud claims and the recovery of blockchain assets, while Matthew Hennessy-Gibbs draws from his 30 years’ experience to handle international commercial litigation and insolvency disputes. Chris Willison, a recent addition to the department, contributes to the firm’s success through his impressive track record in advising financial institutions on fraud cases.
- Commercial litigation: mid-market London > Dispute resolution
- Leading individuals London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Fraud: civil London > Crime, fraud and licensing
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Employment > Employees/unions
- Finance > Transport finance and leasing
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Corporate and commercial > International business reorganisations
- Private client > Court of protection
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Public sector > Healthcare
- Real estate > Residential property
- Employment > Senior executives
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Gaming and betting
- Finance > Islamic finance
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media: Film & TV
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media: Music
- Insurance > Product liability: defendant
- Transport > Travel
- Private client > Art and cultural property
- Transport > Aviation
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Private client > Family
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: Smaller Deals, £10m-£100m
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Insurance > Personal injury: defendant
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)
- Transport > Shipping
- Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Employment > Employers
- Employment > Immigration
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate > Planning
- Real estate > Property litigation
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management
- Corporate and commercial > Venture capital
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious)
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Insurance > Insurance litigation: for policyholders
- Insurance > Clinical negligence: defendant
- Dispute resolution > Professional discipline