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Commercial and Chancery


Whitestone Chambers Commercial and Chancery Specialists

Members of Chambers undertake a full range of Commercial Chancery disputes. Members advise and appear regularly in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division and various County Courts in and out of London.


Our Expertise

Chambers expertise covers a range of specialist areas, include:
  • Banking and Finance
  • Conflict of Laws / Private International Law
  • Fraud
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Negligence




Reported and Notable cases

  • Bensalah v Pubic & Commercial Services Union (2012):Successfully represented the defendant in a professional negligence claim.
  • Lipscombe v Thurgate (2011, High Court QBD): Represented the defendant trade union representative in a High Court claim for negligence and breach of contract and successfully applied for the claim to be struck out on the grounds that it had no reasonable prospects of success.
  • F.E.E. EUROPE LIMITED: Companies Court, cross border merger.
  • Moyfab Engineering Limited v. Cloos (UK) Limited: contractual settlement negotiations for £450,000 governed by German law.
  • Hellas Telecommunications (Luxembourg) II S.C.A: Chancery division – Companies Court / Tribunal D’Arrondissement (Luxembourg), Europe’s biggest pre-pack administration, which left creditors €1.5bn (£1.1bn) out of pocket and pursuant to initial English advice we filed for €985 million in Luxembourg.
  • Kenneth Higgs v Leshelmaryas [2009] UKPC 47: Appeared for Defendants in Chancery Privy Council appeal, successfully arguing against adverse possession claim over commercial land situated in The Bahamas.
  • Dalriada Trustees Limited v South Horizon Trading Limited and Others: High Court, Chancery Division. Acted for Defendant pension companies in claim for breach of trust.
  • Barron MP and Ors v Collins MEP and another [2018] EWHC 253 (QB) (Precedent) A limited third-party costs award was made against UKIP. UKIP was not responsible for the start of the case or the conduct of the case in the early stages. UKIP initially sought to pro-vide financial assistance towards the defendant as it felt a moral sense of responsibility. Elec-toral considerations were not the initial reason why the financial assistance was provided. The costs award was therefore limited to a certain period.
  • United Kingdom Independence Party Ltd V Richard Braine & Ors [2019] EWHC 2832 (qb) Grant of an interim injunction to restrain the publication of any information that may have been taken by virtue of a data breach underpinned by a claim in breach of directors duties, breach of confidential information and conspiracy to injury by unlawful means.



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Whitestone Chambers
Chambers of Lawrence Power
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