"Abi [Brown]...diligent, responsive and calm under pressure... will rise through the ranks" - Legal 500, 2020
Abigail is an Associate within the Commercial & Regulatory Disputes team based in London.
She qualified in 2018 and has a broad range of commercial dispute resolution experience, including breach of contract claims, shareholder litigation, regulatory disputes and arbitration work. She is experienced in representing clients at mediation to successfully achieve settlement, both at the pre-action and post-litigation stages.
She has acted for and against a number of financial institutions and much of her work has involved complex, multi-jurisdictional issues.
- Acting for the e-commerce business of an internationally renowned entrepreneur, alongside a global IT business in relation to two concurrent London seated LCIA claims regarding the distribution of technology products in India.
- Representing two former employees of a bank seeking "stigma" damages and the reimbursement of legal fees which were incurred in defending themselves following claims against them in relation to the LIBOR scandal. Achieving the successful dismissal of an application by the bank for Summary Judgment (Allen & Conti v Rabobank ).
- Assisting in a 500+ group action Clydesdale Bank PLC and National Australia Bank alleging that the banks improperly charged customers break costs and deliberately concealed profit hidden within interest rates.
- Acting for a company and its sole director following the service of two orders requiring the giving of evidence as part of US proceedings pursuant to a Letter of Request issued under the Hague Convention in the court of Delaware. The case raised issues relating to the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) Act 1975 and the privilege against self-incrimination.
- Providing business interruption insurance coverage advice to businesses in a range of sectors, including retail and hospitality, with respect to losses incurred as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic (including clients with policies considered as part of the FCA Test Case in 2019).
- Acting for a well-known drinks brand in an unlawful termination and breach of contract dispute with its manufacturer. Successfully achieving a settlement post-mediation.
- Advising a minority shareholder and co-founder of a start-up with respect to an unfair prejudice petition following termination of their directorship. This included arguments with respect to the existence of a quasi-partnership between the individuals involved.
- Acting for a national organisation in defending a portfolio of claims relating to rent debts arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Advising a major satellite services provider on cross-border enforcement and debt recovery in various jurisdictions.