Working with counsel to ensure effective cross-examination in fraud trials
9 Stone Buildings
Rory has a commercial-chancery practice focusing on litigation and arbitration in the following areas: commercial dispute resolution; insolvency; and trusts/probate. His practice has a particular emphasis on civil fraud and asset recovery. As well as advising and representing clients in respect of litigation at all levels in England and Wales, he has acted as sole counsel in the courts of the DIFC and has also assisted in substantial Bermuda, Jersey, and Hong Kong proceedings. His practice invariably involves multi-jurisdictional disputes or has an international dimension involving questions of the conflict of laws.
Rory regularly acts for clients in the following sectors: football, motor-racing, utilities, sustainable energy, banking, and financial services. He is expert in applications for injunctive relief in his practice areas and is often instructed to advise and represent clients in ADR including at mediations. He can take instructions and advise in German and Italian as well as English
9 Stone Buildings
Paul is a junior barrister at 9 Stone Buildings. He joined 9 Stone Buildings in 2018 upon successful completion of his pupillage in chambers. Prior to pupillage, Paul worked in the restructuring and insolvency department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and, during his first year of practice, Paul was seconded to the restructuring and insolvency Team at Fieldfisher LLP in London.
He specialises in commercial and chancery practice and is a contributing editor of Insolvency Legislation: Annotations & Commentary (Louis Doyle & Professor Andrew Keay (eds)) LexisNexis 7th Edition (ISBN 978-1-7847-3398-8). Paul is also a regular contributor to a number of legal journals, with articles on various aspects of civil and insolvency litigation
Some of his recent successes include representing: secured creditors in claims concerning breaches of fiduciary duties; mortgagees in defences based on fraud and forgery; and lenders in claims to enforce loans against borrowers and guarantors.
For further information or to request for an assistance, please contact ACADEMY@difc.ae