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Chambers of Michael Furness QC

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

Michael Tennet QC

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

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial/Chancery litigation and advice in relation to financial services, share sale transactions, professional negligence (solicitors, accountants and actuaries) and occupational pension schemes; reported cases include: Ashley Guarantee v Zacaria [1993] 1 All ER 254; Cocking v Prudential [1996] PLR 2325; SWT v Wightman [1998] PLR 114; NBCPT v Harrod [1999] 1 All ER; Lansing Linde v Alber [2000] PLR 15; AMP v Barker [2001] PLR 77; AGCO v Massey Fergusson Works Pension Trust Ltd [2002] PLR 241 (CA); MNOPF Pension Trustees v FT Everard; Gallaher v Gallaher [2005] EWHC 42 (ch); Aon Trust Company Lt v KPMG [2006] 1WLR 97 (CA); Re Telent [2008] 05 PBLR; Gleave v PPF [2008] EWHC 1099 (Ch); Independent Trustee Services Limited v Hope Ch [2009] 75 PBLR; PNPF v Taylor [2010] 060 PBLR (Ch); Prudential Staff Pensions Ltd v The Prudential Assurance Co Ltd [2011] EWHC 960 (Ch); Re Nortel Networks UK [2010] 066 PBLR (Ch); Bloom v Pension Regulator [2014] AC 209 (Supreme Court) [2012] 1 All ER 1455 (Court of Appeal); IBM United Kingdom Holdings Ltd v Dalgleish [2014] EWHC 980 (Ch); (2014) IDS Pensions LR 335, paras 353-478; Trustees of the Nortel Scheme v NNL (in administration) and NNI (in administration) [2014]; MNRPF v Stena Line [2015] 046 PBLR 169 [2015] EWHC 448 (ch).

Career

Called 1985; took Silk 2006; contributor to Ellison on ‘Pension Law and Practice’, and ‘Professional Negligence and Liability’ (chapter on Actuaries).

Member

Chancery Bar Association; Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.

Education

New College, Oxford (1984 Law First Class).


London Bar

Pensions

Within: Pensions – Leading silks

Michael Tennet QC - Wilberforce ChambersHe has particular skill with the strategic elements of cases.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Michael Tennet QC - Wilberforce ChambersVery bright.

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