Tamara Oppenheimer QC

Tamara Oppenheimer QC

Call 2002 | Silk 2020

"Tamara is extremely smart and hard-working with a very impressive knowledge of the law across a wide range of areas. She is also a pleasure to work with."


The Legal 500

For enquiries please contact

Mark O’Neill
Team Leader
+44 (0)20 7842 3777
Click here to email

Fraser Linning

Fraser Linning
Team Leader's Assistant
+44 (0)20 7842 3708
Click here to email

Expertise

Notable Art & Valuable Items Cases


Acting (with Rhodri Davies QC) for Christie’s in a negligence/breach of fiduciary claim concerning the sale at auction of 4 artworks of a prominent sculptor. The claim settled shortly before trial in 2021.


Acting for Christie’s in a claim concerning disputed provenance of a 15th century artefact sold at auction in 2020.


Thomson v Christie Manson & Woods Limited & Others [2005] PNLR 38

Acting 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.

Reported Aviation & Travel Cases


R (on the application of Jet2.com Ltd) v CAA [2020] EWCA Civ 35

Acting (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.

Notable Aviation & Travel Cases


Acting for an airline in an LCIA arbitration in connection with the termination of a wet lease agreement.


Acting 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.


Ethiopian Airlines v Honeywell and others

Acting (with Michael Crane QC) for Honeywell in 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.


Acting (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.


Acting (with Akhil Shah QC) for the claimant in an arbitration against a major airline manufacturer for royalty payments under a contract.


Acting (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.


Acting (with Michael Crane QC) for the defendant in a claim by a major airline in connection with an IT services agreement.

Tamara frequently acts for banks (both retail and investment) and provides advice in a wide variety of disputes and matters.

Reported Banking & Finance Cases


Palladian Partners v Republic of Argentina [2020] EWHC 1946 (Comm)

Acting (with Ben Valentin QC) for the Republic of Argentina in its attempted strike out of a multi million euro claim brought by holders of GDP linked bonds issued by the Republic as part of its debt restructuring.


Richard Dixon v Santander Asset Finance Plc [2021] EWHC 1044 (Ch)

Acting for Santander on a successful strike out of the claimant’s breach of contract/negligence claim on limitation grounds.


CGL Group Ltd v RBS [2016] EWHC 281

Acting 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)

Acting 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

Acting (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 & Others [2011] EWHC 144 (Ch)

Acting 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)

Acting for Barclays in a claim under a syndicated loan agreement.


Tael One Partners Ltd v Morgan Stanley & Co International Plc [2012] EWHC 1858 (Comm)

Acting 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.)

Notable Banking & Finance Cases


Acting for Macquarie Bank in a £22 million ISDA dispute concerning non-settlement of an FX swap.


Acting (with Ben Valentin QC, Samuel Ritchie and Francesca Ruddy) for the Republic of Argentina in defending a Commercial Court claim relating to its sovereign debt securities.


Acting for various defendants forming part of the Bluestone Group of companies in claims brought by Rizwan Hussain arising out of securitisation.


Acting for a finance house (with Raymond Cox QC) in a claim concerning commercial real estate finance.


Acting for Santander (leading Samuel Rabinowitz) in a £10 million interest rate swap mis-selling claim.


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.


PCP Capital Partners v Barclays

Acting (with Bankim Thanki QC) for Barclays in a claim for alleged fraudulent misrepresentation arising out of Barclays’ capital raising in 2008.


Acting for the National Bank of Greece in connection with a claim for mis-selling of bonds.


Acting (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.


Acting for Natwest in a claim for breach of contract/negligence arising out of the registration of defaults with credit agencies.


Acting (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.


Acting for Barclays in a claim for recovery of loan repayments in connection with a film finance scheme.


Acting for/advised Barclays in relation to various claims arising out of the sale of payment protection insurance.


Acting for a fund manager (with Timothy Howe QC and Patrick Goodall) in arbitration proceedings in connection with claims arising out of the “credit crunch”.


Financial Services Compensation Scheme v Abbey National Treasury Services and NDF Ltd

Acting for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (with David Railton QC and Richard Handyside QC) in a negligence/breach of statutory duty claim relating to the alleged mis-selling of structured capital at risk products to retail investors.

Notable Civil Fraud Cases


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 and allegations of fraud, settled shortly before trial in 2017.


PCP Capital Partners v Barclays

Acting (with Bankim Thanki QC) for Barclays in a claim for alleged fraudulent misrepresentation arising out of Barclays’ capital raising in 2008.


Acting for the National Bank of Greece in connection with a claim for mis-selling of bonds involving allegations of fraud.


Tajik Aluminium Plant v Ermatov and others

Acting with Brian Doctor QC, Patrick Goodall, Paul Sinclair and Rosalind Phelps in a multi-million-dollar claim involving allegations of fraud and conspiracy relating to the aluminium industry in Tajikistan.


Acting for executor claimants in a professional negligence/fraud claim against a firm of solicitors.

Reported Commercial Crime Cases


Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation [2019] 1 WLR 791

Acting (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.

Notable Commercial Crime Cases


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.


Acting (with Nicholas Purnell QC) for a large corporate in connection with a criminal investigation.


Acting (with Bankim Thanki QC, Richard Lissack QC and Eleanor Davison) for a financial institution in connection with an investigation by the SFO.

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

Reported Commercial Disputes Cases


Josiya v British American Tobacco Plc [2021] EWHC 1743 (QB)

Acting (with Richard Hermer QC, Edward Craven and Kate Boakes) for thousands of Malawian tobacco farmers in a tort/unjust enrichment claim against the British American Tobacco Group and the Imperial Tobacco Group arising out of the conditions on the tobacco farms from which it is alleged that the defendants acquired tobacco. The defendants’ applications to strike out the claims on the basis they disclosed no reasonable basis for bringing the claims and/or were an abuse of process were dismissed.


Barclays & Anor v Barclays & Ors [2020] EWHC 1179 (QB)

Acting 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

Acting (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

Acting (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

Acting (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)

Acting (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

Acting (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

Acting 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)

Acting 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

Acting (with Timothy Howe QC) for the claimants in a claim relating to unpaid brokerage in connection with the sale of a yacht.

Notable Commercial Disputes Cases


Acting for the claimant (leading Frederick Wilmot-Smith) in a dispute concerning the construction of luxury yachts.


Acting (with Paul Lowenstein QC) in a series of LCIA arbitrations arising out of a natural resources joint venture dispute.


Acting in Commercial Court proceedings for a company and its directors in connection with claims for breach of confidence and breach of fiduciary duty.


Acting (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.


Acting for a company in connection with a joint venture dispute concerning deep sea mining.


Acting (with Michael Crane QC) for Honeywell in 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.


Corrizen Ltd and others v Silverbrook Research Property Limited and others

Acting (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.


Acting in a Commercial Court claim for the claimant broker against solicitors in relation to un-paid ATE insurance premiums.


Acting (with Michael Crane QC) for the defendant in a claim by a major airline in connection with an IT services agreement.


Acting (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.

Reported Commercial Disputes - Conflicts of Law Cases


Nomura International plc v Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena [2014] 1 WLR 1584

Acting (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

Acting (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)

Acting (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

Acting for reinsurers (with Timothy Howe QC).

Notable Commercial Disputes - Conflicts of Law Cases


Acting (with Ben Valentin QC) in a claim for an anti-suit injunction in connection with a breach of an arbitration agreement.


Acting (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.


Acting for the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (with Timothy Howe QC) in connection with various jurisdiction applications.


Acting 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.

Reported Insurance Cases


Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd v Mayor’s Office for Policing & Crime [2014] 3 WLR 576 & [2016] UKSC 18

Acting (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 & Others [2014] EWHC 2178

Acting (with Patricia Robertson QC) for defendant insurers, concerning a buyer’s warranty and indemnity policy.


Carvill America Incorporated & Another v Camperdown UK Ltd & Others [2005] 2 Lloyds Rep 457

Acting (with Timothy Howe QC) for reinsurers, concerning a claim brought by reinsurance brokers relating to the payment of brokerage fees.

Notable Insurance Cases


Acting 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.


Acting in a Commercial Court claim for the claimant broker against solicitors in relation to un-paid ATE insurance premiums.


Acting for/advised Barclays in relation to various claims arising out of the sale of payment protection insurance.


Acting for a major bank in relation to a claim concerning contingent cover insurance.


Acting for claimants in a negligence claim against solicitors and insurance brokers relating to the suitability of life insurance.


Acting (with Mark Simpson QC) for a major insurer in arbitration proceedings in connection with a business interruption claim.

Notable International Arbitration Cases


Acting (with Paul Lowenstein QC) in a series of LCIA arbitrations arising out of a natural resources joint venture dispute.


Acting for an airline in an LCIA arbitration in connection with the termination of a wet lease agreement.


Acting for the defendant in an LCIA arbitration concerning a multi-million-dollar claim arising out of an alleged breach of a settlement agreement.


Acting (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.


Acting for the claimant in an ICC arbitration in a claim relating to unpaid commission under an agency agreement.


Acting (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.


Acting for a fund manager (with Timothy Howe QC and Patrick Goodall) in arbitration proceedings in connection with claims arising out of the “credit crunch”.


Acting (with Mark Simpson QC) in arbitration proceedings for a major insurer in connection with a claim under a business interruption policy.


Acting (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.

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.

Reported Privilege, Confidentiality & Conflicts of Interest Cases


Barclays & Anor v Barclays & Ors [2020] EWHC 1179 (QB)

Acting 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

Acting (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

Acting (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

Acting (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)

Acting (with Bankim Thanki QC) for the defendant solicitors, concerning solicitors’ duties of confidentiality to former clients and conflicts of interest.

Notable Privilege, Confidentiality & Conflicts of Interest Cases


Acting for Karam Al Sadeq (with John Brisby QC, Alastair Thomson and Simon Paul) in proceedings against Dechert LLP and others. Tamara has been instructed to deal with the privilege issues arising in this claim and appeared at 2 day privilege application in December 2021.


Acting for Credit Suisse in connection with its dispute with Loreley Financing on a privilege application heard in November 2021.


Acting for respondents in litigation in the Court of Protection as part of a wider family dispute, involving issues of privilege.


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.


Acting (with Nicholas Purnell QC) a suspect in a criminal investigation in relation to privilege issues.


Advising on privilege issues in the context of a matrimonial dispute.


Acting (with Bankim Thanki QC) for a suspect in an SFO investigation in relation to privilege issues.

Reported Professional Negligence Cases


Richard Dixon v Santander Asset Finance Plc [2021] EWHC 1044 (Ch)

Acting for Santander on a successful strike out of the claimant’s breach of contract/negligence claim on limitation grounds.


O’Hare v Coutts [2016] EWHC 2224 (QB)

Acting 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

Acting 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 & Others [2005] PNLR 38

Acting 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.

Notable Professional Negligence Cases


Acting (with Rhodri Davies QC) for Christie’s in a negligence/breach of fiduciary claim concerning the sale of 4 artworks of a prominent sculptor.


Acting for ENRC in aspects of its claim against Dechert LLP for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.


Acting for Santander (leading Samuel Rabinowitz) in a £10 million interest rate swap mis-selling claim.


Acting for the National Bank of Greece in connection with a claim for mis-selling of bonds.


Acting (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.


Acting (with Fenner Moeran QC) for the defendant actuaries in Ballinger v Mercer Limited, a pensions negligence case brought by pension trustees.


Acting (with Mark Simpson QC) for defendants in a professional negligence claim by the Bank of Ireland against surveyors.


Financial Services Compensation Scheme v Abbey National Treasury Services and NDF Ltd

Acting for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (with David Railton QC and Richard Handyside QC) in 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.


Acting for Natwest in a claim for breach of contract/negligence arising out of the registration of defaults with credit agencies.


Acting for claimants in a professional negligence claim against solicitors and insurance brokers for negligent advice in relation to the suitability of life insurance policies.


Acting 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”.


Acting for defendants in a professional negligence claim against pension advisors.


Acting for the BMIF in connection with a professional negligence claim against a barrister in connection with the provision of tax advice.


Acting for executor claimants in a professional negligence/fraud claim against a firm of solicitors.

"Super-clever, measured, calm, a good manner when addressing the court, commercial, very responsive, very hard-working, charming, good with clients, collaborative, a real team player."


The Legal 500

"An extraordinary barrister. She always thinks strategically and is unafraid to make bold and innovative decisions. She delivers eviscerating cross-examination, that gets at the truth and ultimately wins cases."


The Legal 500

"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

"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

Chambers & Partners – Global
  • Dispute Resolution: Commercial – UK (Global Guide)
Chambers & Partners – UK
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Fraud: Civil
  • Professional Negligence
The Legal 500 – UK
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance (including Consumer Credit)
  • Business & Regulatory Crime (including Global Investigations)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Fraud: Civil
  • Professional Negligence
  • Travel Law (including Jurisdictional Issues)

  • BCL (Distinction), Christ Church, Oxford
  • Diploma in Law (Distinction), City University
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy Politics & Economics (First Class), Merton College, Oxford

  • 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 & 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)

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

  • Italian (fluent)
  • Russian (fluent conversational)

For enquiries please contact

Mark O’Neill
Team Leader
+44 (0)20 7842 3777
Click here to email

Fraser Linning

Fraser Linning
Team Leader's Assistant
+44 (0)20 7842 3708
Click here to email

"Super-clever, measured, calm, a good manner when addressing the court, commercial, very responsive, very hard-working, charming, good with clients, collaborative, a real team player."


The Legal 500

"An extraordinary barrister. She always thinks strategically and is unafraid to make bold and innovative decisions. She delivers eviscerating cross-examination, that gets at the truth and ultimately wins cases."


The Legal 500

"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

"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

Chambers & Partners – Global
  • Dispute Resolution: Commercial – UK (Global Guide)
Chambers & Partners – UK
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Fraud: Civil
  • Professional Negligence
The Legal 500 – UK
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance (including Consumer Credit)
  • Business & Regulatory Crime (including Global Investigations)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Fraud: Civil
  • Professional Negligence
  • Travel Law (including Jurisdictional Issues)

  • BCL (Distinction), Christ Church, Oxford
  • Diploma in Law (Distinction), City University
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy Politics & Economics (First Class), Merton College, Oxford

  • 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 & 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)

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

  • Italian (fluent)
  • Russian (fluent conversational)

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