Quadrant Chambers Series on Fraud

Quadrant Chambers is holding a series of three seminars on topical issues in fraud disputes. We do hope you will be able to join us. The three seminars in this first mini-series are:

6 Nov - Fraud and the Doctrine of Autonomy
14 Nov - Fraud and Private Investigations
28 Nov - Fraud and Tracing

Each of the seminars takes place at Quadrant House. Registration is from 5.45pm, the seminar is from 6.15pm and will be followed by a networking reception from 7.30pm.  To register, please use the button below. 

We would like to thank Martin Shobbrook, partner in the fraud defence group at Mishcon de Reya and Joana Rego, investigator at Raedas for joining the panels. Further details of the each of the three events are included below. 

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Programme

6 Nov - Fraud and the Doctrine of Autonomy

A seminar discussing the recent case of Tetronics v HSBC and whether the approach of Fraser J marks a change in attitude of the Courts to the “Fraud Exception” in letters of credit and performance bonds.

Panel: 
Paul Downes QC
Nicola Allsop
Turlough Stone

14 Nov - Fraud and Private Investigation

A review of the issues regarding the use of private investigators, the implications of GDPR and the practice of obtaining Freezing Injunctions and Search Orders.

Panel:
Joana Rego, Raedas
Robert-Jan Temmink QC
Yash Kulkarni QC
Emily Saunderson

28 Nov - Fraud and Tracing

The use of pre- and post-action disclosure orders in fraud claims, including recent developments in this area.

Panel:
Martin Shobbrook, Mishcon de Reya
Jeremy Richmond
Joseph Sullivan
Liisa Lahti

Paul Downes QC

Paul specialises in commercial law, and has specific expertise in fraud, banking and finance-related matters. Before coming to the Bar, Paul worked for Barclays Bank and was an assistant examiner for the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He is recommended as a leading silk for banking & finance and commercial dispute resolution in Chambers & Partners UK Bar and for Banking & Finance, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services and Fraud: Civil in Legal 500.

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Nicola Allsop

Nicola specialises in civil fraud, insolvency, company law (particularly shareholder disputes) and banking litigation. 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 and a 10-week fraud trial Sita v Serruys; a series of matters arising out of the collapse of the Arch Cru Fund.

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Turlough Stone

Turlough Stone has a broad-based practice, specialising in commercial and modern chancery law. He is frequently instructed in disputes involving allegations of corporate and personal fraud and misrepresentation. Turlough has also been instructed to advise and act in tracing claims, claims for dishonest assistance and knowing receipt, and to assist in the enforcement of both foreign and domestic judgments.

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Joana Rego

Joana specialises in global asset recovery with a focus on investor treaty arbitrations and their inherent enforcement challenges. She acted as the lead investigator in asset identification and enforcement cases involving two of the largest investor treaty arbitrations against Latin American countries in recent years.

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Robert-Jan Temmink QC

Robert-Jan Temmink QC is widely-recognised as a talented advocate and is listed as a leading practitioner in the legal directories.   Robert’s practice is broad, ranging from financial services, fraud and insolvency to multi-jurisdictional issues in insolvency and commercial law.  He is recommended as a leading silk for commercial dispute resolution, aviation and international arbitration. He is described as "...An extremely good advocate, who is very good at dealing with difficult situations and anxious clients."

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Yash Kulkarni QC

Consistently recommended as a leading barrister in the legal directories for Commercial Litigation, Commodities, Shipping and Information Technology, Yash has a broad commercial practice covering international trade, banking, fraud, information technology, insurance and insolvency. He is described by Chambers UK as: "...a formidable opponent… quick and clever, as well as wonderfully approachable and easy to work with.” 

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Emily Saunderson

Emily is a general commercial practitioner specialising in commercial fraud, and banking and finance. She has broad experience in obtaining urgent injunctive relief including freezing orders, asset preservation orders and delivery up orders. Emily is ranked in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners in commercial dispute resolution and she is recommended as a leading junior in banking and finance and financial services by the Legal 500, where she is described as “technically outstanding, with a very sound grasp of copious quantities of fine detail.”

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Martin Shobbrook

Martin is a Partner in the Fraud Defence Group in the Dispute Resolution department. He specialises in civil fraud and takes on substantial cases for claimants and defendants alike. For claimants, his particular expertise lies in multi-jurisdictional asset-tracing enquiries involving overseas investigative authorities and for defendants he is most often engaged in high profile civil proceedings where the defendant is also under investigation by criminal, tax and other regulatory authorities.

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Jeremy Richmond

Jeremy specialises in commercial and modern chancery law.  He is described in Chambers and Partners as a “superb advocate” whose “expertise in chancery, commercial and banking matters is a useful complement to his insolvency skills”. Jeremy has a wide range of experience in advising and representing claimants and defendants in corporate and commercial fraud matters (including cases involving allegations of bribery) from before the commencement of proceedings through to trial.

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Joseph Sullivan

Joe specialises in commercial law, banking and finance, commercial fraud and professional negligence. Joe is an established commercial fraud practitioner, and is regularly instructed to obtain urgent interlocutory relief in the Commercial Court and Court 37. His practice covers the gamut of claims under the various economic torts and, in particular, conspiracy claims. He also has a growing practice in civil bribery claims. He is recommended as a leading junior in the Legal 500 for banking & finance. Joe recently appeared before a 7 justice panel in the Supreme Court in Takhar v Gracefield Developments - an appeal to determine the test for setting aside a judgment on grounds that it was procured by fraud.

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Liisa Lahti

Liisa Lahti has a broad commercial practice which includes commercial and contractual litigation, banking, finance, fraud, arbitration, offshore, commodities and international trade. She is recommended as a leading junior in commercial dispute resolution, banking & finance and shipping & commodities. In the latest editions she is described as ‘Very knowledgeable, thoughtful, creative and dynamic – a developing star of the Bar.’; "Very intelligent and very to the point." "Hard-working, bright, commercially minded and a real joy to work with. She made it so easy."

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