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One Essex Court

Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9AR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 0118
DX:
430 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.oeclaw.co.uk
London, Singapore

Alexander Polley

Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
Email:
One Essex Court (Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC)

Position

Alex Polley has extensive experience of complex and high value multi-party, multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation and international arbitration.  Recent cases have included Holyoake v Candy (fiercely contested proceedings arising out of alleged intimidation and duress in relation to a loan, where Alex appeared unled in several interim hearings); Barclays v PCP (alleged deceit in relation to capital raising by a bank); LIA v SocGen (alleged corruption and fraud in derivatives transactions); Cattles v PwC (auditors’ negligence); and Nomihold v MTS (enforcement of a substantial arbitration award).

Career

Called 2005, Inner Temple.

Languages

French (working knowledge).

Member

COMBAR.

Education

King’s College, Taunton; Merton College, Oxford (2001 BA Ancient & Modern History First Class; 2003 MPhil Roman History; 2006 MA); Oxford Brookes University (2004 CPE/GDL Distinction).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Juniors

Alexander Polley - One Essex Court ‘ A great team player – he absorbs and digests very large amounts of information effortlessly. ’

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Juniors

Alexander Polley - One Essex Court ‘ Brilliant legal skills allied to superb forensic nous. ’

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Juniors

Alexander Polley - One Essex Court ‘ Incredibly bright, quick on his feet and really user friendly. ’

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Juniors

Alexander Polley - One Essex Court ‘ He has has an awe-inspiring knowledge of the law and the ability to apply that swiftly and effectively to issues as they arise. ’

Within: Professional negligence

One Essex Court's members are regularly instructed on professional negligence disputes involving solicitors, accountants, actuaries, auditors and financial services professionals. Alexander Polley is instructed in Boubyan v Various, a case against a number of professionals and fiduciaries arising out of poorly invested funds; audit negligence claim Moorhouse v PwC was also a recent highlight for the junior barrister.

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