Helen Pugh > Chambers of James Counsell KC and Keith Bryant KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Outer Temple Chambers Offices
Outer Temple Chambers
THE OUTER TEMPLE, 222 STRAND
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Commercial and Civil Fraud, Company and Insolvency, Banking and Finance, Professional Negligence
Barrister specialising in Commercial and Civil Fraud, Company and Insolvency, Banking and Finance, Professional Negligence.
Her practice has a strong international element with an expertise in jurisdictional disputes and conflict of law issues, including as they arise at an interim stage in applications for worldwide freezing orders and service out applications or on the substantive claim, and in the cross-border insolvency context.
COMMERCIAL & CIVIL FRAUD
Helen has a busy commercial and civil fraud practice with an increasing amount of work with a cross-border element. She has particular knowledge of cryptocurrency disputes and the particular issues arising in connection with these disputes over digital assets.
COMPANY & INSOLVENCY
Helen has substantial experience of all aspects of company and contentious insolvency matters, including shareholder disputes, derivate actions, directors’ disqualification proceedings, misfeasance/breach of fiduciary duty claims, unlawful distribution claims, antecedent transaction challenges, beneficial ownership disputes and other proceedings under the Insolvency Act such as petitions, annulment applications, and applications for examinations.
BANKING & FINANCE
Helen undertakes a range of financial services and banking work as part of her broad commercial practice. In addition to guarantee disputes and other contractual claims, Helen’s expertise in insolvency and civil fraud is a considerable asset in this area. She has also been instructed in a number of professional negligence cases against financial and insurance intermediaries. Helen is regularly invited to speak on topics related to banking and finance, including Quincecare claims and cryptocurrency. She has been published on a range of topics in the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law and other leading publications.
Helen has extensive experience across the breadth of professional negligence actions including firms of solicitors, surveyors and valuers, insurance and other brokers or intermediaries, and accountants.
Conversational German and French
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5 (Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 6
Helen Pugh – Outer Temple Chambers ‘ Helen has a fantastic grasp of the intricacies of professional negligence, and an approachable and understanding demeanour which helps to build a quick rapport with clients. ’(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5