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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

Lyndsey De Mestre

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

Position

Barrister specialising in insolvency and company law (including directors’ disqualification); commercial litigation, fraud and asset recovery and professional negligence.

Career

Called 1999; tutored commercial and insolvency law, London School of Economics; appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (C Panel) 2003; called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean and Bar of the Dubai International Financial Centre; expert contributor to ‘Tolley’s Insolvency Law’; standing counsel to ACCA for insolvency matters; appointed as Deputy Chancellor of St Alban’s Diocese.

Member

Chancery Bar Association; ACTAPS; Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3); Insolvency Lawyers Association; Young Arbitrators Forum ICC; Ecclesiastical Law Society; Ecclesiastical Judges Association.

Education

Cambridge University (MA Hons); Queen Mother Scholar of Middle Temple.

Leisure

Mum to two young children; reading, walking and singing with the Bar Council Society.


London Bar

Company and partnership

Within: Company – 2018 silks

Lyndsey De Mestre QC - XXIV Old BuildingsSignificant experience in international and offshore matters.

Within: Company and partnership

Able to field talent at all levels’, XXIV Old Buildings is one of the ‘go-to sets’ for offshore company work. Members also act on a variety of partnership disputes across industry sectors. In Re Oakhurst Property Developments, Alan Steinfeld QC successfully acted for a company pursuing claims against the beneficiaries to recover costs associated with after-the-event insurance premiums. Drawing on significant expertise in the jurisdiction, Francis Tregear QC was instructed on several Cayman Islands partnership matters. Edward Cumming QC andLyndsey De Mestre QC took silk in 2018.

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Insolvency

Within: Insolvency – 2018 silks

Lyndsey de Mestre QC - XXIV Old BuildingsVery clear in her advice and is approachable.

Within: Insolvency

Well-managedXXIV Old Buildings has ‘a good depth in insolvency’. The set is most active in the area of cross-border disputes arising out of insolvencies, aptly demonstrated by Stephen Moverley Smith QC’s successful representation of two large shareholders opposed to the appointment of provisional liquidators of Shanshui Cement Co. Francis Tregear QC is currently instructed by the additional liquidator in Re Herald Fund SPC. Both Edward Cumming QC and Lyndsey de Mestre QC took silk in 2018.

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