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Thomas Lowe QC
Queen’s Counsel practising in all areas of commercial chancery work, particularly insolvency, asset tracing and corporate fraud as well as traditional trust and probate work. He has appeared in a substantial number of reported and high-profile cases both in the UK and overseas and worked on some of the biggest insolvencies and international fraud cases. A large proportion of his practice involves cross-border litigation in offshore jurisdictions. He is one of very few barristers who have had full and not merely ad hoc practising certificates in both the BVI and the Cayman Islands. Much of his work stems from collapses of complex investment structures and from high-value private client disputes. Hence he has acted for a variety of different parties in hedge fund and banking disputes and in contentious offshore trust cases. He is regularly called upon to give expert evidence on both UK and offshore law in the US on matters of company law and the liability of fiduciaries.
Chancery Bar Association; Commercial Bar Association; British and German Jurists Association.
London School of Economics (LLB); Jesus College, Cambridge (LLM First Class postgraduate degree).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3 (Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3
Wilberforce Chambers is ‘an excellent set with a deep bench of experience‘. In addition to the high-quality silks and juniors, clients also appreciate the set’s infrastructure which is well placed to handle fast-moving fraud claims. Coupled with this is the set’s excellent standing for offshore disputes, where it is among the very best in London. Alan Gourgey QC has an excellent reputation in this field and is currently leading Jack Watson on behalf of the a Russian bank in liquidation in Vneshprombank v Bedzhamov, in which a ten-week trial involving claims of conspiracy and fraud is set for early 2022. Another leading figure is John Wardell QC who, alongside Thomas Lowe QC and Watson, was representing AHAB in its epic two-decade, $128 billion fraud dispute, AHAB v Saad Investments Company Limited, which was awaiting its Cayman Islands Appeal Court judgment at press time against several outstanding defendants, having agreed a settlement with Saad in October 2020.
‘One of the pre-eminent offshore sets‘, Wilberforce Chambers has a presence across all of the principal offshore jurisdictions, with expertise in company-related litigation and seen as ‘one of the strongest in the area of trusts.‘ Thomas Lowe QC, John Wardell QC and 2020 silk Andrew Mold QC are acting for different parties in a case regarding an application to wind-up the Torchlight investment fund, which is now one of the longest-running recent Cayman Island cases. Clare Stanley QC is acting for the joint official liquidators of Ardent in BDO (Cayman) Ltd v Ardent Harmony Fund Inc (in Official Liquidation), while David Phillips QC is representing the former party in the politically sensitive litigation Estate Management and Business Development Co Ltd v Namalco Construction Services Ltd & Ors. On the junior side, Graeme Halkerston continues to impress, recently acting for liquidators of Global Steel Holdings in recovery investigations.