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Chambers of Christopher Pymont QC

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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

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersShe’s forthright, hardworking, able, and great fun to work with.

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Maitland Chambers is a popular choice for complex banking cases and has several top silks and juniors among its ranks. A recent highlight was Red Kite Management Ltd v Barclays Bank Plc, in which Catherine Newman QC and Alec McCluskey both acted.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersIncredibly knowledgeable and experienced, and one of the best oral advocates at the Bar.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading Silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersShe gives clear, decisive and authoritative advice.

Within: Partnership - Leading silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersShe gives clear, decisive and authoritative advice.

Within: Company and partnership

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.

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Within: Leading Silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersShe is a leader in her field and is very talented.

Within: Insolvency

Maitland Chambers' barristers are 'very clever and always great to deal with', bringing their skills to bear on a range of insolvency law matters. Junior silk Catherine Joanne Addy QC has developed a strong practice and represented the joint administrators in Re Cambridge Analytica (UK) Limited and others (in administration); in a successful application for the conversion of administrations and appointment of the joint administrators as joint liquidators. Catherine Newman QC acted for Dregon Land, as the respondent in BTA Bank v Ablyazov and others.

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Within: Leading Silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersSuperb on her feet.

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Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Leading Silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersA very clever silk.

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