Raquel Agnello > Chambers of Michael Todd QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Michael Todd QC
Erskine Chambers


Raquel is a sought-after specialist in insolvency, company and commercial litigation. Additionally, she is a highly-regarded expert in the area of pensions and insolvency, in particular the ‘moral hazard’ provisions. She has led on many high profile cases on behalf of the Pensions Regulator, including on Nortel and Lehman in the Supreme Court. She was retained to advise the company and supervisors on the New Look company voluntary arrangement and she is acting for the supervisors in the Arcadia CVA challenge. She acted in high profile bankruptcy cases, including Re Moore and Stanford. She advises corporate groups in relation to proposed restructurings and pension issues, including risk assessment. In 2015 she was named Legal 500’s Insolvency Silk of the Year. In October 2012 and October 2016, she was named ‘Barrister of the Year’ at the TRI Insolvency and Rescue Awards.


Called 1986; Silk: 2009; sits in the High Court part time as Deputy Insolvency and Companies Court Judge; Bencher of the Inner Temple.


Fluent in French and Portuguese, working knowledge of Swedish.




BA (Hons) (Sussex), Diplome D’Etudes Juridiques Francaise; MCIArb.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Pensions

Within: Leading Silks -

Raquel Agnello QC

Erskine Chambers

She is an engaging, characterful advocate, conveying a passionate belief in her client’s case.

London Bar > Insolvency

Within: Leading Silks -

Raquel Agnello QC

Erskine Chambers

He has a fantastic technical ability and vast experience in knowing how to deal with difficult debtors and obstructive litigants.

Erskine Chambers contains practitioners well versed in contentious insolvencies and corporate restructuring, drawing on substantial experience from large insolvencies acted in over the last decade. The set is particularly strong in cases where insolvency intersects with banking and finance or civil fraud. David Chivers QC was instructed in Liquidators of Weavering MacroFixed Income Fund v Skandanaviska Ensiklda Banken; Peter Arden QC continued to act in Re Lehman Brothers International(Europe): the surplus schemeRaquel Agnello QC has developed a niche in the interface between insolvency and pensions law.