Commercial Chancery specialist Nicola Allsop joins Quadrant Chambers

Thu, 18 May, 2017

We are delighted to welcome commercial chancery specialist Nicola Allsop to Quadrant Chambers. Nicola specialises in civil fraud, insolvency and company law (particularly shareholder disputes) and litigation arising out of the breakdown of business relationships. Her practice has a strong international element, including cross-border and jurisdiction disputes.  She was called to the Bar of the BVI in 2012 and the Cayman Islands in 2016.

Nicola brings with her a wealth of trial experience both as sole counsel and as part of a team. Notable cases include the Weavering litigation which occupied her throughout most of 2016 and concerned a claim against the Fund’s Cayman auditors arising out of a large-scale fraud perpetrated by the Fund’s founder Magnus Peterson; a 10-week fraud trial Sita v Serruys; a series of matters arising out of the collapse of the Arch Cru Fund; and a long-running shareholder dispute involving the Barclay Brothers and the affairs of Coroin Limited, the owner of Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught.

“I am delighted to be joining Quadrant Chambers, I am particularly impressed with the professional, commercial and business attitude adopted to the running of chambers and the approachability of barristers and clerks. I look forward to adding strength to their already dynamic commercial chancery team.” Nicola Allsop

“It is a pleasure to welcome Nicola to Quadrant Chambers, with her commercial chancery and international experience she will be a tremendous asset to our highly regarded commercial chancery team”. Luke Parsons QC, Head of Quadrant Chambers

Nicola joining Quadrant Chambers further strengthens the commercial chancery team and is part of the active recruitment of commercial chancery practitioners to chambers. 2017 has seen two new commercial silks for chambers, with the elevation of Michael McParland QC and Robert-Jan Temmink QC. We are recommended in the UK, Asia-Pacific and Global legal directories and as a leading set in the fields of commercial dispute resolution, aviation, commodities, energy, insurance & reinsurance, international arbitration and shipping. Quadrant was named International Arbitration set of the year at the 2017 Legal 500 UK Awards and has been shortlisted for Chambers of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2017.

We welcome applications from established individuals or teams. Enquiries and applications in the first instance should be made in confidence to Chirag Karia QC.