Louise Merrett

Call 1995

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Alfie Harper

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Expertise

Notable Aviation & Travel Cases


Acting for an aircraft leasing company in a major eight-week UNCITRAL arbitration, subsequently resisting two applications for leave to appeal against the arbitration awards and acting in enforcement proceedings in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Reported Commercial Disputes Cases


Awwad v Geraghty [2000] 1QB 570 (Court of Appeal)

Enforceability of solicitor’s conditional fee agreements.


GEHE AC v NBTY Inc [1999] CLC 1949

Week-long Commercial Court trial involving construction of a sale and purchase agreement.


Gheewala & Oothers v Hindocha & Others [2004] 1 CLC 502, [2003] UKPC 77, [2003] All ER (D) 291

Privy Council. Decision on forum non conveniens.

Notable Commercial Disputes Cases


State of Qatar v Sheik Khalifa bin Hamad al Thani (1999)

Acting for the State of Qatar in obtaining £900 million world-wide Mareva injunction and disclosure order.

Reported Commercial Disputes - Jurisdiction and Private International Law Cases


XL Insurance Company SE v Axa Corporate Solution Assurance [2015] EWHC 3431 (Comm)


Antonio Gramsci Shipping Corp v Reoletos Ltd [2012] EWHC 1887 (Comm) [2012] Lloyd’s Rep 365 (adviser)


Deutsche Bank AG v Asia Pacific (CA) [2008] EWCA Civ 1091 [2008] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 619

Notable International Arbitration Cases


Preparing a preliminary issue in relation to an LCIA arbitration dealing with an oil and gas supply contract.

Notable Media, Entertainment & Sport Cases


Football Association Disciplinary Hearing

Acting for the Football Association in proceedings against nine players in connection with irresponsible ticket distribution.

Reported Product Liability Cases


A & Others v National Blood Authority [2001] 3 All ER 289

Leading case on product liability under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

  • MA Law, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, First Class
  • PhD, Cambridge

  • Elected Vice-Master of Trinity College, Cambridge (2022)
  • PhD in law, University of Cambridge
  • Academic Fellow, Gray’s Inn
  • Bacon Scholarship, Gray’s Inn (1995)
  • Research Assistant Law Commission (1992-1994)
  • Herbert Smith Prize for Conflict of Laws, Cambridge (1992)
  • David Clement Prize for English Law, Cambridge (1992)
  • Henry Bond Prize, Cambridge (1991)
  • Squire Scholarship, Cambridge (1990)

  • Author Employment Contracts in Private International Law, 2011, OUP
  • Co-Editor and author Private International Law of Reinsurance and Insurance, 2006, LLP
  • Chitty on Contracts, Chapter 23 The Sale of Goods, Chapter 40 The Conflict of Laws
  • Benjamin’s Sale of Goods, Chapter 26, The Conflict of Laws
  • The Brussels I Regulation Recast, (Dickinson and Lein) 2015, Commentary on Arts 20-23
  • Cheshire, North & Fawcett Private International Law, 2017, Oxford, Chapter on Trusts
  • Articles: Industrial Law Journal, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Cambridge Law Journal, Journal of Private International Law, Law

For enquiries please contact

Alfie Harper

Alfie Harper
Team Leader
+44 (0)20 7842 3806
Click here to email

Sam McCrone
Team Leader's Assistant
+44 (0)20 7583 3335
Click here to email

  • MA Law, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, First Class
  • PhD, Cambridge

  • Elected Vice-Master of Trinity College, Cambridge (2022)
  • PhD in law, University of Cambridge
  • Academic Fellow, Gray’s Inn
  • Bacon Scholarship, Gray’s Inn (1995)
  • Research Assistant Law Commission (1992-1994)
  • Herbert Smith Prize for Conflict of Laws, Cambridge (1992)
  • David Clement Prize for English Law, Cambridge (1992)
  • Henry Bond Prize, Cambridge (1991)
  • Squire Scholarship, Cambridge (1990)

  • Author Employment Contracts in Private International Law, 2011, OUP
  • Co-Editor and author Private International Law of Reinsurance and Insurance, 2006, LLP
  • Chitty on Contracts, Chapter 23 The Sale of Goods, Chapter 40 The Conflict of Laws
  • Benjamin’s Sale of Goods, Chapter 26, The Conflict of Laws
  • The Brussels I Regulation Recast, (Dickinson and Lein) 2015, Commentary on Arts 20-23
  • Cheshire, North & Fawcett Private International Law, 2017, Oxford, Chapter on Trusts
  • Articles: Industrial Law Journal, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Cambridge Law Journal, Journal of Private International Law, Law

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