Fountain Court Chambers

London & Singapore

Tamara Oppenheimer QCCall Date: 2002 | Silk Date: 2020

Tamara is a high-profile practitioner with a broad commercial and civil practice. Areas of expertise include Aviation, Banking & Finance, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Civil Fraud, Insurance and Reinsurance, International Arbitration and Professional Negligence. She has acted in a number of the recent leading commercial cases.

Tamara is considered an expert on the law of privilege, and was part of the successful Counsel team in the well-publicised victory for ENRC against the SFO in the Court of Appeal. She is regularly instructed to advise major institutions on privilege issues arising in connection with regulatory and/or criminal investigations.

Tamara is co-author of Thanki’s The Law of Privilege and is a contributor to GIR’s Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations.

Described in the directories as “ferociously clever” and “a true role model for the commercial Bar”, Tamara is consistently ranked in both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners and won the Junior Barrister of the Year for Banking & Finance at the Chambers Bar Awards 2018.

Her recent highlights include:

  • Acting (with Bankim Thanki QC and Rebecca Loveridge) in Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation [2019] 1 WLR 791, the highly anticipated appeal and leading case on legal professional privilege, arising out of a criminal investigation by the SFO.
  • Acting (with Sam Grodzinski QC) for the CAA in R (on the application of Jet2.com Ltd) v CAA [2020] EWCA Civ 35, raising important issues of legal advice privilege in the context of “multi-addressee communications” and establishing a dominant purpose test for legal advice privilege.
  • Acting (with Andrew Mitchell QC, Jeremy Goldring QC, James Cutress and Adam Sher) for RBS in Stuart Wall v RBS, a multi- million-pound claim for the alleged mis-selling of an interest rate swap in the context of a securitisation. The claim, which involved LIBOR related allegations, settled shortly before trial in 2017. Tamara appeared at a number of interlocutory hearings, including in relation to an application by RBS requiring Mr Wall to disclose the identity of his funder (Wall v RBS [2017] 4 WLR 2).
  • Acing for Coutts (leading Giles Robertson) in O’Hare v Coutts [2016] EWHC 2224(QB), a claim for negligent financial advice/portfolio management. Tamara successfully defeated the claim at the trial before Kerr J.
  • Acting (with Michael Crane QC) for Honeywell in Ethiopian Airlines v Honeywell and others, a product liability/negligence claim arising out of a fire on board a Boeing 787 at Heathrow caused by the short circuiting within the emergency locator transmitter device.

Areas of Expertise

  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Financial services
  • Fraud: civil
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • International arbitration
  • Professional negligence
  • Commercial Crime

Recommendations

“She knows the law on privilege inside out, and she produces skeleton arguments which are genuinely excellent.” “Technically very good, she is extremely easy to work with and very popular with clients.”
Chambers & Partners

“A junior with a great legal mind.”
The Legal 500 

“She is calm and persuasive in the face of judicial challenge, very user-friendly, and is a pleasure to work with.”
The Legal 500

“A great barrister, a great person, and a true role model for the commercial Bar.”
The Legal 500 

“Has fantastic clarity of thought and attention to detail.”
The Legal 500

“Skillful, analytical, innovative, and very user friendly.”
The Legal 500

“She is ferociously clever and a really clear advocate.”
The Legal 500

Tamara is ranked in the legal directories for:

Chambers & Partners

  • Dispute Resolution: Commercial – UK (Global guide)
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Fraud: Civil
  • Professional Negligence

The Legal 500

  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance (including Consumer Credit)
  • Business and Regulatory Crime (including Global Investigations)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Fraud: Civil
  • Professional Negligence
  • Travel Law (including Jurisdictional Issues)

Reported cases

Aviation & Travel 

  • R (on the application of Jet2.com Ltd) v CAA [2020] EWCA Civ 35: Acted (with Sam Grodzinski QC) for the CAA in this case which raised important issues of legal advice privilege in the context of a specific disclosure application.


Banking & Finance

  • CGL Group Ltd v RBS [2016] EWHC 281: Acted for Natwest/RBS in successfully striking out a swap mis-selling claim on limitation grounds and resisting the claimant’s application for permission to amend to plead a claim based on an alleged duty of care arising out of the Review of interest rate hedging products conducted by RBS pursuant to an agreement with the FCA. The decision was upheld on appeal, where Tamara was led by Andrew Mitchell QC (CGL Group Ltd v RBS [2018] 1 WLR 2137).
  • O’Hare v Coutts [2016] EWHC 2224(QB): Acted for Coutts (leading Giles Robertson) in a claim for negligent financial advice/portfolio management. Tamara successfully defeated the claim at the trial before Kerr J.
  • Nomura International plc v Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena [2014] 1WLR 1584: Acted (with Richard Handyside QC) for Nomura in a high-profile claim brought against Monte dei Paschi di Siena, concerning a complex and high value set of derivative transactions. Nomura successfully resisted an application by the Italian bank to stay the English proceedings before Eder J.
  • FSA v Sinaloa Gold plc and others [2011] EWHC 144 (Ch): Acted for Barclays who successfully intervened in an application by the FSA to remove the undertaking in damages given to third parties in a freezing order obtained by the FSA against the defendants. The decision was reversed on appeal, where Tamara was led by Richard Handyside QC (FSA v Sinaloa Gold plc [2011] EWCA Civ 1158). The case went to the Supreme Court ([2013] UKSC 11; [2013] 2 WLR 678) where Barclays’ appeal was dismissed.
  • Barclays v Orlandofin BV [2015] EWHC 582 (Comm): Acted for Barclays in a claim under a syndicated loan agreement.
  • Tael One Partners Ltd v Morgan Stanley & Co International plc [2012] EWHC 1858 (Comm): Acted for the claimant in connection with a claim for payment premium under standard Loan Market Association Terms. Successfully obtained summary judgment before Popplewell J. Morgan Stanley was successful on appeal ([2013] 1 CLC 879) at which Tamara also appeared for Tael, led by Richard Handyside QC. (The case subsequently went to the Supreme Court, where Tael’s appeal was dismissed: [2015] UKSC 12.)


Commercial Dispute Resolution
 

  • Barclays & Anor v Barclays & Ors [2020] EWHC 1179 (QB): Acted for Sir Frederick Barclay and Amanda Barclay in the Barclays Brothers litigation, concerning the defendants’ claims to privilege over various items sought under doorstep delivery up orders.
  • Excalibur Ventures LLC v Texas Keystone and others [2011] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 289: Acted (with Michael Crane QC and Richard Power) for the first defendant (Texas Keystone) in a billion-pound claim concerning the granting of oil concessions in Iraqi Kurdistan.  In June 2011 Texas Keystone, together with the other defendants successfully resisted the claimant’s application for the stay (and the other defendants successfully obtained an anti-suit injunction). The trial took place between October 2012 and March 2013. The defendants successfully defeated the entirety of the claim (see [2013] EWHC 2767) and were awarded indemnity costs (see [2014] EWHC 94 (Comm)).
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime [2014] 3 WLR 576 and [2016] UKSC 18: Acted (with Michael Crane QC, Charles Dougherty QC and Marianne Butler) for insurers in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, concerning an claim under the Riot Damages Act 1886 arising out of the 2011 London riots.
  • Eurasian Natural Resources Corp v Dechert LLP [2015] 1 WLR 4621: Acted (with Lord Pannick QC, Richard Lissack QC and Benjamin Williams QC) for the claimant in an application for contested cost proceedings against the claimant’s former solicitors to be held in private. Roth J’s decision was upheld by the Court of Appeal: [2016] 1 WLR 5027.
  • Georgian American Alloys Inc v White and Case LLP [2014] EWHC 94 (Comm): Acted (with Bankim Thanki QC) for the defendant solicitors, concerning solicitors’ duties of confidentiality to former clients and conflicts of interest.
  • Ageas (UK) Ltd v Kwik-Fit (GB) Ltd and others [2014] EWHC 2178: Acted (with Patricia Robertson QC) for defendant insurers, concerning a claim for breach of warranty under a sale and purchase agreement.
  • Sheikh v Beaumont [2015] EWHC 1923: Acted for Mr Beaumont in an application for the continuation of a general civil restraint order.
  • Solvo Biotechnologia ZRT v Xenotech [2014] EWHC (Comm) (12 December 2014): Acted for the respondent in an application for pre-action disclosure.
  • Boris Berezovsky and others v Edmiston & Co Ltd and others [2010] EWHC 1883 (Comm), [2010] 2 CLC 126: Acted (with Timothy Howe QC) for the claimants in a claim relating to unpaid brokerage in connection with the sale of a yacht.

Conflicts of Law

  • Nomura International plc v Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena [2014] 1 WLR 1584: Acted (with Richard Handyside QC) for the claimant in an application by the defendant to stay the proceedings under Article 28 of the Judgments Regulation.
  • Excalibur Ventures LLC v Texas Keystone and others [2011] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 289: Acted (with Michael Crane QC) for the first defendant, concerning an application by the claimant for a stay and a cross application for an anti-suit injunction.
  • Corrizen Limited and others v Silverbrook Research Property and Others [2012] EWHC 119 (Comm): Acted (with Timothy Howe QC) for the claimants, concerning an application by two Australian defendants to challenge the jurisdiction of the English Court with respect to a claim for inducing breach of contract.
  • Carvill America Incorporated and another v Camperdown UK Ltd and others [2005] 2 Lloyd Rep 457: Acted for reinsurers (with Timothy Howe QC).

Confidentiality, Privilege and Conflicts of Interest 

  • Barclays & Anor v Barclays & Ors [2020] EWHC 1179 (QB): Acted for Sir Frederick Barclay and Amanda Barclay in the Barclays Brothers litigation, concerning the defendants’ claims to privilege over various items sought under doorstep delivery up orders.
  • R (on the application of Jet2.com Ltd) v CAA [2020] EWCA Civ 35: Acted (with Sam Grodzinski QC) for the CAA, raising important issues of legal advice privilege in the context of a specific disclosure application.
  • Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation [2018] 1 WLR 2137: Acted (with Bankim Thanki QC and Rebecca Loveridge) in the highly anticipated appeal and leading case on legal professional privilege, arising out of a criminal investigation by the SFO. Tamara also acted for ENRC at first instance (with Richard Lissack QC): [2017] 1 WLR 4205.
  • Eurasian Natural Resources Corp v Dechert LLP [2015] 1 WLR 4621: Acted (with Lord Pannick QC, Richard Lissack QC and Benjamin Williams QC) for the claimant in an application for contested cost proceedings against the claimant’s former solicitors to be held in private. Roth J’s decision was upheld by the Court of Appeal: [2016] 1 WLR 5027.
  • Georgian American Alloys Inc v White and Case LLP [2014] EWHC 94 (Comm): Acted (with Bankim Thanki QC) for the defendant solicitors, concerning solicitors’ duties of confidentiality to former clients and conflicts of interest.


Commercial Crime
 

  • Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation [2019] 1 WLR 791: Acted (with Bankim Thanki QC and Rebecca Loveridge) in the highly anticipated appeal and leading case on legal professional privilege, arising out of a criminal investigation by the SFO. Tamara also acted for ENRC at first instance (with Richard Lissack QC): [2017] 1 WLR 4205. 


Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime [2014] 3 WLR 576 and [2016] UKSC 18: Acted (with Michael Crane QC, Charles Dougherty QC and Marianne Butler) for insurers in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, concerning an claim under the Riot Damages Act 1886 arising out of the 2011 London riots.
  • Ageas (UK) Ltd v Kwik-Fit (GB) Ltd and others [2014] EWHC 2178: Acted (with Patricia Robertson QC) for defendant insurers, concerning a buyer’s warranty and indemnity policy.
  • Carvill America Incorporated and another v Camperdown UK Ltd and others [2005] 2 Lloyds Rep 457: Acted (with Timothy Howe QC) for reinsurers, concerning a claim brought by reinsurance brokers relating to the payment of brokerage fees.


Professional Negligence
 

  • O’Hare v Coutts [2016] EWHC 2224(QB): Acted for Coutts (leading Giles Robertson) in a claim for negligent financial advice/portfolio management. Tamara successfully defeated the claim at the trial before Kerr J.
  • CGL Group Ltd v RBS [2016] EWHC 281: Acted for Natwest/RBS in successfully striking out a swap mis-selling claim on limitation grounds and resisting the claimant’s application for permission to amend to plead a claim based on an alleged duty of care arising out of the Review of interest rate hedging products conducted by RBS pursuant to an agreement with the FCA. The decision was upheld on appeal, where Tamara was led by Andrew Mitchell QC (CGL Group Ltd v RBS [2018] 1 WLR 2137).
  • Thomson v Christie Manson & Woods Limited and others [2005] PNLR 38: Acted for Christie’s (with Jonathan Sumption QC and Andrew Onslow QC), concerning duties of care of auctioneers. Also acted for Christie’s (with Andrew Onslow QC) at first instance: [2004] PNLR 42.

Other notable cases

Aviation & Travel

  • Acted for an airline in an LCIA arbitration in connection with the termination of a wet lease agreement.
  • Acted for defendant placing brokers in a claim brought by an insured seeking an indemnity from insurers under a hull, spares and equipment policy, and an alternative negligence claim against the producing and placing brokers in the event of there being no cover.
  • Acted (with Michael Crane QC) for Honeywell in Ethiopian Airlines v Honeywell and others, a product liability/negligence claim arising out of a fire on board a Boeing 787 at Heathrow caused by the short circuiting within the emergency locator transmitter device.
  • Acted (with Michael Crane QC, Vernon Flynn QC and Nathan Pillow QC) for a major airline manufacturer in a claim concerning alleged misuse of confidential information.
  • Acted (with Akhil Shah QC) for the claimant in an arbitration against a major airline manufacturer for royalty payments under a contract.
  • Acted (with Michael Crane QC) for insurers of a major manufacturer in a 4-week arbitration in connection with a multi-million dollar claim by an airline company arising out of a mid-air plane collision.
  • Acted (with Michael Crane QC) for the defendant in a claim by a major airline in connection with an IT services agreement.


Banking & Finance

Tamara frequently acts for banks (both retail and investment) and provides advice in a wide variety of disputes and matters, including the following:

  • Acting (with Ben Valentin QC) for the Republic of Argentina in defending a Commercial Court claim relating to its sovereign debt securities.
  • Acting for a finance house (with Raymond Cox QC) in a claim concerning commercial real estate finance.
  • Acted for Santander (leading Samuel Rabinowitz) in a £10m interest rate swap mis-selling claim.
  • Acted (with Andrew Mitchell QC, Jeremy Goldring QC, James Cutress and Adam Sher) for RBS in Stuart Wall v RBS, a multi- million-pound claim for the alleged mis-selling of an interest rate swap in the context of a securitisation. The claim, which involved LIBOR related allegations, settled shortly before trial in 2017.
  • Acted (with Bankim Thanki QC) for Barclays in PCP Capital Partners v Barclays, a claim for alleged fraudulent misrepresentation arising out of Barclays’ capital raising in 2008.
  • Acted for the National Bank of Greece in connection with a claim for mis-selling of bonds.
  • Acted (with Guy Philipps QC) for the claimant in a multi-million-pound claim against an investment bank and an investment advisory firm for alleged negligence and breach of regulatory duties in connection with the mis-selling of structured products.
  • Acted for Natwest in a claim for breach of contract/negligence arising out of the registration of defaults with credit agencies.
  • Acted (with Andrew Mitchell QC) for Clydesdale Financial Services in connection with over 200 claims brought by consumers under s.75 and s.56 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 arising out of alleged mis-selling of timeshares.
  • Acted for Barclays in a claim for recovery of loan repayments in connection with a film finance scheme.
  • Acted for/advised Barclays in relation to various claims arising out of the sale of payment protection insurance.
  • Acted for a fund manager (with Timothy Howe QC and Patrick Goodall) in arbitration proceedings in connection with claims arising out of the “credit crunch”.
  • Acted for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (with David Railton QC and Richard Handyside QC) in Financial Services Compensation Scheme v Abbey National Treasury Services and NDF Ltd, a negligence/breach of statutory duty claim relating to the alleged mis-selling of structured capital at risk products to retail investors.


Commercial Dispute Resolution

Tamara acts in a wide range of commercial disputes and has appeared in a number of leading commercial cases.

  • Acted (with Paul Lowenstein QC) in a series of LCIA arbitrations arising out of a natural resources joint venture dispute.
  • Acted in Commercial Court proceedings for a company and its directors in connection with claims for breach of confidence and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Acted (with Ben Valentin QC) for a private equity investor and its directors in connection with proceedings relating to the sale of a leading fashion retailer.
  • Acted for a company in connection with a joint venture dispute concerning deep sea mining.
  • Acted (with Michael Crane QC) for Honeywell in Ethiopian Airlines v Honeywell and others, a product liability/negligence claim arising out of a fire on board a Boeing 787 at Heathrow caused by the short circuiting within the emergency locator transmitter device.
  • Acted (with Timothy Howe QC) for the Claimants in a multi-million pound claim relating to audit and inspection rights under a joint venture agreement concerning innovative printer technology (Corrizen Ltd and others v Silverbrook Research Property Limited and others).
  • Acted in a Commercial Court claim for the claimant broker against solicitors in relation to un-paid ATE insurance premiums.
  • Acted (with Michael Crane QC) for the defendant in a claim by a major airline in connection with an IT services agreement.
  • Acted (with Michael Crane QC) for insurers of a major manufacturer in a 4 week arbitration in connection with a multi million dollar claim by an airline company arising out of a mid-air plane collision.

Conflicts of Law

  • Acted (with Ben Valentin QC) in a claim for an anti-suit injunction in connection with a breach of an arbitration agreement.
  • Acted (with Timothy Howe QC) for a foreign telecommunications company in connection with breach of contract claims brought by two major investment banks; including acting in connection with the defendant company’s jurisdiction challenge.
  • Acted for the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (with Timothy Howe QC) in connection with various jurisdiction applications.
  • Acted for Cricket Sri Lanka (with Timothy Howe QC) in connection with multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration concerning TV rights in respect of Sri Lanka international cricket matches; included resisting enforcement of an arbitration award in the UK.

Confidentiality, Privilege and Conflicts of Interest

Tamara is considered an expert on the law of privilege, and is regularly instructed to advise on privilege issues, including those arising in connection with regulatory and/or criminal investigations. Her work in this area includes:

  • Acting for ENRC in privilege related aspects of its claim against Dechert LLP for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Advising a corporate on privilege claims arising out of a potential criminal investigation
  • Advising a major financial institution on privilege claims arising out of a criminal investigation.
  • Acted (with Nicholas Purnell QC) a suspect in a criminal investigation in relation to privilege issues.
  • Advised on privilege issues in the context of a matrimonial dispute.
  • Acted (with Bankim Thanki QC) for a suspect in an SFO investigation in relation to privilege issues.


Commercial Crime

  • Advising a corporate on privilege claims arising out of a potential criminal investigation
  • Advising a major financial institution on privilege claims arising out of a criminal investigation.
  • Acted (with Nicholas Purnell QC) for a large corporate in connection with a criminal investigation.
  • Acted (with Bankim Thanki QC, Richard Lissack QC and Eleanor Davison) for a financial institution in connection with an investigation by the SFO.


Civil Fraud

  • Acted (with Andrew Mitchell QC, Jeremy Goldring QC, James Cutress and Adam Sher) for RBS in Stuart Wall v RBS, a multi- million-pound claim for the alleged mis-selling of an interest rate swap in the context of a securitisation. The claim, which involved LIBOR related allegations and allegations of fraud, settled shortly before trial in 2017.
  • Acted (with Bankim Thanki QC) for Barclays in PCP Capital Partners v Barclays, a claim for alleged fraudulent misrepresentation arising out of Barclays’ capital raising in 2008.
  • Acted for the National Bank of Greece in connection with a claim for mis-selling of bonds involving allegations of fraud.
  • Acted with Brian Doctor QC, Patrick Goodall, Paul Sinclair and Rosalind Phelps in Tajik Aluminium Plant v Ermatov and others, a multi-million-dollar claim involving allegations of fraud and conspiracy relating to the aluminium industry in Tajikistan.
  • Acted for executor claimants in a professional negligence/fraud claim against a firm of solicitors.


Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Acted for defendant placing brokers in a claim brought by an insured seeking an indemnity from insurers under a hull, spares and equipment policy, and an alternative negligence claim against the producing and placing brokers in the event of there being no cover.
  • Acted in a Commercial Court claim for the claimant broker against solicitors in relation to un-paid ATE insurance premiums.
  • Acted for/advised Barclays in relation to various claims arising out of the sale of payment protection insurance.
  • Acted for a major bank in relation to a claim concerning contingent cover insurance.
  • Acted for claimants in a negligence claim against solicitors and insurance brokers relating to the suitability of life insurance.
  • Acted (with Mark Simpson QC) for a major insurer in arbitration proceedings in connection with a business interruption claim.


International Arbitration

  • Acted (with Paul Lowenstein QC) in a series of LCIA arbitrations arising out of a natural resources joint venture dispute.
  • Acted for an airline in an LCIA arbitration in connection with the termination of a wet lease agreement.
  • Acted for the defendant in an LCIA arbitration concerning a multi-million-dollar claim arising out of an alleged breach of a settlement agreement.
  • Acted (with Michael Crane QC, Vernon Flynn QC and Nathan Pillow QC) for a major airline manufacturer in a claim concerning alleged misuse of confidential information.
  • Acted for the claimant in an ICC arbitration in a claim relating to unpaid commission under an agency agreement.
  • Acted (with Michael Crane QC) for insurers of a major manufacturer in a four-week arbitration in connection with a multi-million dollar claim by an airline company arising out of a mid-air plane collision.
  • Acted for a fund manager (with Timothy Howe QC and Patrick Goodall) in arbitration proceedings in connection with claims arising out of the “credit crunch”.
  • Acted (with Mark Simpson QC) in arbitration proceedings for a major insurer in connection with a claim under a business interruption policy.
  • Acted (with Timothy Howe QC) for Cricket Sri Lanka in connection with multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration concerning TV rights in respect of Sri Lanka international cricket matches.


Professional Negligence
 

  • Acting for ENRC in aspects of its claim against Dechert LLP for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Acted for Santander (leading Samuel Rabinowitz) in a £10m interest rate swap mis-selling claim.
  • Acted for the National Bank of Greece in connection with a claim for mis-selling of bonds.
  • Acted (with Guy Philipps QC) for the claimant in, a multi-million-pound claim against an investment bank and an investment advisory firm for alleged negligence and breach of regulatory duties in connection with the mis-selling of structured products.
  • Acted (with Fenner Moeran QC) for the defendant actuaries in Ballinger v Mercer Limited, a pensions negligence case brought by pension trustees.
  • Acted (with Mark Simpson QC) for defendants in a professional negligence claim by the Bank of Ireland against surveyors.
  • Acted for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (with David Railton QC and Richard Handyside QC) in Financial Services Compensation Scheme v Abbey National Treasury Services and NDF Ltd, a negligence/breach of statutory duty claim relating to the alleged mis-selling of structured capital at risk products to retail investors. Also acted for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (with Richard Handyside QC) in Financial Services Compensation Scheme v GE Life, arising out of similar facts.
  • Acted for Natwest in a claim for breach of contract/negligence arising out of the registration of defaults with credit agencies.
  • Acted for claimants in a professional negligence claim against solicitors and insurance brokers for negligent advice in relation to the suitability of life insurance policies.
  • Acted for a fund manager (with Timothy Howe QC and Patrick Goodall) in arbitration proceedings in connection with professional negligence claims by one of its clients arising out of the “credit crunch”.
  • Acted for defendants in a professional negligence claim against pension advisors.
  • Acted for the BMIF in connection with a professional negligence claim against a barrister in connection with the provision of tax advice.
  • Acted for executor claimants in a professional negligence/fraud claim against a firm of solicitors.

Appointments, memberships and prizes

  • Exhibition (Merton College, Oxford)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Scholarship (Inner Temple)
  • Former solicitor at Allen & Overy: trainee and subsequently assistant in the Litigation Department (Banking and Finance Group) (1998-2001)
  • Judicial Assistant to Lord Woolf (Master of the Rolls and subsequently Lord Chief Justice) (2000)
  • Legal assistant at the Treasury Solicitor (Judicial Review division) (1997/1998)
  • Legal assistant in Italian law firm, Tonon e Associati, Rome (1997)

Publications

  • Co-author of The Law of Privilege (ed. Thanki) (Third edition, 2018, Oxford University Press)
  • Contributor to Professional Negligence and Liability (ed. Simpson) (Informa, Looseleaf)
  • Contributor to The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations (GIR, 2020)

Education

  • BCL, Christ Church, Oxford (distinction)
  • Diploma in Law, City University (distinction)
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy Politics and Economics, Merton College, Oxford (first class)

Languages

  • Italian (fluent)
  • Russian (fluent conversational)

LinkedIn

Tamara’s LinkedIn profile can be found here.


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