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Chambers of Michael Furness QC

8 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3QP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7306 0102
Fax:
Fax 020 7306 0095
DX:
311 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.wilberforce.co.uk

Edward Sawyer

Tel:
Work 020 7306 0102
Email:
Wilberforce Chambers (Chambers of Michael Furness QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in Chancery; commercial; pensions; property; professional negligence; fraud.  Notable cases include: Re Nortel Networks and Re Bonas Group (pensions regulatory – “moral hazard” provisions), Re Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund [2010] EWHC 1805 (Ch) (pension scheme funding powers), Re Jahre (breach of trust claims proceeding in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands); Langbar International v Rybak (directors’ duties and market manipulation claims); Dadourian Group International v Sims (deceit, conspiracy and vicarious liability claims); Hampton Trust v Jackson (corporate fraud claims).

Career

Called 2001; Middle Temple.

Education

Lincoln College, Oxford (1998 BA Modern History).


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Edward Sawyer - Wilberforce ChambersSo courteous, great judgement and an excellent advocate.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Edward Sawyer - Wilberforce ChambersAn excellent draftsman with a great eye for points of forensic detail.

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Pensions

Within: Pensions – Leading juniors

Edward Sawyer - Wilberforce ChambersHe combines being exceptionally bright with a strong practical sense.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – leading juniors

Edward Sawyer - Wilberforce ChambersA pleasure to work with.

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