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No5 Barristers Chambers

Chambers of Mark Anderson QC

GREENWOOD HOUSE, 4-7 SALISBURY COURT, LONDON, EC4Y 8AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 210 5555
Fax:
Fax 020 7900 1582
DX:
449 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.no5.com

Olivia Chaffin-Laird

Tel:
Work 0845 210 5555
Email:
No5 Barristers Chambers (Chambers of Mark Anderson QC)

Position

Commercial disputes constitute the largest proportion of Olivia’s practice encompassing contractual disputes, finance and financial regulation. Her cases frequently arise from complex commercial arrangements and she consequently has extensive experience of contract law and financial regulations and the application thereof. Olivia has uncompromising standards and is utterly committed to her cases; her conscientious approach is well suited to complicated finance, fraud and deception cases. She is recognised for her meticulous preparation and attention to detail, combined with thorough and tenacious advocacy and yet retains a down to earth and pragmatic approach to both people and their disputes. She has developed the ability to digest complex reports as well as detailed financial statements and enjoys the challenge of explaining difficult issues in terms acceptable to, and understandable by, her client. She provides a clear, analytical approach with a degree of pragmatism. She is experienced in advising and appearing both for and against financial institutions and in advising in financial disputes including cases where customers have suffered the consequences of misrepresentation and breach of lending agreements. She has extensive experience of disputes affecting financial services professionals and consumers and in particular claims for breach of duty by IFAs. These include group actions arising from negligent financial advice both in the UK and overseas with remedies having been recovered through FOS, FCA and the courts.

Career

Called 2001. Appointed as Treasury Counsel in 2007 for five years. Appointed for a further five years with effect January 2013.

Languages

French.

Member

CBA

Education

Roedean School, Brighton, Sussex; Nottingham Law School; Universite de Montpellier (1998 diplome de droit francais fondamental; 1999 LLB Europe with French; 2001: BVC).

Leisure

Theatre, dance, opera, tennis, skiing, diving.


Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Within: Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Olivia Chaffin-Laird - No5 Barristers Chambers ‘Highly experienced in financial disputes.’

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