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Chambers of Christopher Pymont QC
Maitland Chambers

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Barrister specialising in commercial and chancery litigation, including business agreements and general commercial disputes, civil fraud, company and partnership matters, jurisdictional disputes, claims against trustees and other fiduciaries, and professional negligence. Notable cases include: BAT v Sequana (dividend claw-back in connection with US environmental indemnity claims); Canary Wharf Finance (dispute over the securitisation of the Canary Wharf estate); Bumi (shareholder and other claims concerning the UK-listed mining enterprise); Red October (jurisdiction challenge in debt and conspiracy claims against Russian steel works); Berezovsky v Abramovich, Hine & ors (various actions involving the famous Russian oligarch); Masri v Consolidated Contractors (alleged conspiracy to evade judgment debts); Jennington v Assaubayev (fraud claims in connection with the sale of a gold mining conglomerate); Cadogan Petroleum v Tolley (fraud and bribery claims in connection with a gas exploration business); Lehman Brothers (concerning the administrators’ liability for rent); Cinnamon v BCP (claim against a Portuguese bank about a mortgage securitisation); Equitable Life v Bowley & Ors (acting for former Managing Director and Appointed Actuary in claims arising out of the collapse of the Society); In re the Buncefield Incident (acting for commercial property owners in claims arising out of the oil terminal explosion); Marlwood v Kozeny (acting for US investors in fraud claims concerning the privatisation of the Azeri oil industry); Scottish & Newcastle v PwC (defending professional negligence claims against management consultants) and Gregson v HAE Trustees Limited (successfully resisting a ‘dog-leg’ claim against directors of a trust company for breach of trust).


Called 2000; Lincoln’s Inn.

QC 2016.


Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR.


Born 6 March 1975. Educated King’s College School and Magdalen College, Oxford (MA Classics, 1st Class Honours). Former Mansfield Scholar and Denning Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Company and partnership

(Company - Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

David Mumford QCMaitland ChambersHe is a first-rate lawyer and an astute litigator.

Maitland Chambers is ‘a really first-class, professional set with great strength and depth in all manner of commercial disputes and arbitrations‘. Standout barristers include Catherine Newman QC, who successfully acted for the directors in Destiny Investments Limited and Others v TH Holdings and others; defending a minority shareholders’ petition. In Omers Administration v Tesco PlcDavid Mumford QC is retained to defend Tesco against claims for damages brought by shareholders relating to an accounting scandal in 2014. Catherine Joanne Addy QC continues to be instructed by HMRC in relation to Ingenious Film Partners 2 LLP, Inside Track Productions LLP, Ingenious Games LLP (as lead appellants) v HMRC, which is now on appeal.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

David Mumford QCMaitland ChambersA first-rate lawyer and an astute litigator as well as a tenacious advocate.