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Cornerstone Barristers

Work Department

Commercial litigation/dispute resolution.


Commercial litigation/dispute resolution. Financial services litigation, bank mis-selling of regulated financial products to SMEs, commercial fraud, including money laundering, corporate law, equitable obligations and remedies in a commercial context.

Recent cases include: Portland Stone Firms Ltd and Ors. v Barclays Bank Pie and Ors. (HQ 16X02619); London Executive Aviation Ltd v RBS (HC2014 02117) (structured interest rate swaps), Trustees of the Centre of Life Church International, Hill and Ors. v Barclays Bank, (HC2014 002102) swap sold to charity; Purrunsing v A’Court & Co. [2016] EWHC 789 (Ch); [2016] 4 W.L.R. 81; [2016] E.C.C. 32; [2016] Lloyd’s Rep. F.C. 310; [2016] P.N.L.R. 26; [2016] W.T.L.R.1027; [2016] 2 P. & C.R. DG14 (identity fraud, professional negligence, refusal of relief for breach of trust, s. 61 Trustee Act 1925); Abbey Forwarding and Anr. v Hone and Ors. (No3) [2014] EWCA Civ 711, [2014] Ch 309, [2014] 3 WLR 1676, (damages, cross-undertaking for freezing injunctions); Swain and Ors v Swains Pie and Ors. [2015] EWHC 660 (Ch) (undervaluation of shares and unlawful means conspiracy); West is West Film Distribution v ICON Film Distribution [2013] EWHC 1181 (Comm) (Film distribution licence, property in DVDs), Shilmore Enterprises Corp. v Phoenix Aviation [2008] EWHC 169 (injunction, aircraft).

Publications: Atkin’s Court Forms Vol 18(1) Equitable Remedies (2018 Issue) editor. [2018] 5 JIBFL, 282 ‘Disclosure of risk in SME swap transactions: the Court of Appeal wreaks havoc with accepted principles’; [2017] 9 JIBFL 540 ‘Travels in unreality: hard cases for SMEs and the making of English financial law’; Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal, November 2016 (No. 181) ‘Consequences of non-compliance’; [2016] 5 JIBFL 266 ‘Fault Lines in English Financial Law, Thom bridge v Barclays Bank’; [2015] 1 JIBFL 11 ‘Bailey and Anr v Barclays Bank pie [2014] EWHC 2882 Novating mis-sold swaps: the poverty of narrowly contractual analysis’; [2014] 11 JIBFL 679 Crestsign v Natwest and RBS [2014] EWHC 3043 -‘Humpty Dumpty is broken: unsuitable and inappropriate swaps transactions’; Butterworths Corporate Law Service (Editorial Board) Company Law. Atkin’s Court Forms Vol 35. A Practical Approach to UK Money Laundering Law and Practice, 3rd Ed. 2015 City & Financial Publishing. Also: The Company Lawyer, Financial Times, LMCLQ.


Called to the Bar in 1991.


Chancery Bar Association; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Magdalene College Cambridge, BA Law 1990; Inner Temple, 1991; LSE, BSc(Econ) 1983.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

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