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Catherine Newman QC

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Maitland Chambers (Chambers of Christopher Pymont QC)


Barrister specialising in trial and appellate advocacy in Chancery, Commercial and offshore litigation and dispute resolution, including contracts, company law, commercial disputes, equitable remedies, corporate  insolvency, partnership, derivatives, banking, professional and business conduct, fraud and asset recovery, trusts litigation; reported cases include such topics as cross-border insolvency: Shell v Fairfield Sentry, Madoff v Yacht Bull; civil consequences of abandoned criminal prosecution: Tchenguiz v SFO; removal of trustees of Jersey trust: T v YT ; derivatives: Intesa Sanpaolo SPA v Regione Piemonte; Hazell v Hammersmith & Fulham; hedge fund disputes: F&C Alternative Investments (Holdings) v Barthelemy & Culligan; share sale warranties: Sycamore Bidco v Breslin and Dawson; accessory liability:  JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov; JD Wetherspoon PLC v Jason Harris; winding up of valuable hotel partnership at will: Boghani v Nathoo; fraud: JD Wetherspoon v Van de Berg; relief from unfairly prejudicial conduct may be enjoyed as an investor, not only as a member: Gamlestaden Fastigheter AB v Baltic Partners Ltd; sham and Section 423: Hill v Spread; breach of trust and restitution: Mahme Trust Reg v Tayeb; unfair prejudice: Re Acorn International; confidential information and constructive trusts: Satnam Investments Ltd v Dunlop Heywood & Co Ltd.


Called 1979, Middle Temple: Harmsworth Scholar; called 2011, BVI; ad hoc in Cayman Islands; registered to appear in the DIFC (Dubai).  QC 1995; Deputy High Court Judge (QB and Chancery); Crown Court Recorder; Lieutenant Bailiff of the Royal Court of Guernsey 2001-2014; member UCL Council 2008-11; trustee, CAFOD.


Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR; ACTAPS; Professional Negligence Association; IBA, Insol International.


Convent of the Sacred Heart High School; University College, London (LLB Hons 1st Class).


Eating with friends.

London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersA go-to silkgreat with clients, reliable, and very confident in her advice.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company – Leading silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersShe excels in Chancery cases.

Within: Partnership – Leading silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersA highly respected senior silk.

Within: Company and partnership

Maitland Chambers is ‘a top class’ commercial Chancery set backed up by a group of ‘brilliant’ clerks. A deputy High Court judge in the Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions, Catherine Newman is a stand-out practitioner for company and partnership matters. She successfully defended the directors of Destiny Investments against a hostile minority shareholders’ petition in Destiny Investments Limited and others v TH Holdings and others. David Mumford acted for the defendant in BAT v Sequana, successfully resisting all but one of the claims. Jonathan Russen QC left chambers in August 2017, following his appointment as a Specialist Civil Circuit Judge, while Anthony Trace QC moved to 4 Pump Court.

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Within: Insolvency – Leading silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersA responsive insolvency expert.

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Within: Offshore – Leading silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersShe has a track record of offshore company disputes.

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Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Private client: trusts and probate – Leading silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersShe is very clever.

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