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XXIV Old Buildings

Chambers of Alan Steinfeld QC

24 OLD BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3UP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7691 2424
Fax:
Fax 0870 460 2178
DX:
307 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.xxiv.co.uk
Geneva, London
XXIV Old Buildings (Chambers of Alan Steinfeld QC), Heather Murphy, London, ENGLAND

Heather Murphy

Tel:
Work 020 7691 2424
Email:
XXIV Old Buildings (Chambers of Alan Steinfeld QC)

Position

Heather has a rich and varied commercial chancery practice. She welcomes instructions to act individually or as part of a team in all areas of Chambers’ practice. Her practice entails lively and regular court appearances and her experience means she is equally comfortable before a District Judge on a small claim as she is before a High Court Judge on an urgent application. As sole counsel, Heather has experience of lengthier contested matters and appellate matters and her recent hearings include a contested deputyship application to the Court of Protection. As well as final hearings, Heather is also experienced in procedural applications having made and resisted applications, amongst others, for relief from sanctions, summary judgment applications and applications to set aside default judgment. She appeared at first instance and was led on appeal in Frontier Estates v Berwin Leighton Paisner (2014) EWHC 4203 (Ch). She recently successfully resisted a relief from sanctions application that sought to obtain relief from the decision to strike out a defence under CPR 3.4(2)(c) and thus retained a judgment worth approximately $11m. When not in court, Heather regularly drafts pleadings and provides written opinions. She also has considerable experience in assisting on witness statements and in disclosure exercises and is able to manage tasks which are document heavy and time limited. Heather has been seconded to two leading firms of solicitors; one in London and one in Jersey.

Career

Qualified 2009.

Education

Downing College, Cambridge (BA (Hons)); College of Law (BVC).

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