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Year of Call: 2015 cbeynon@serlecourt.co.uk

Overview

Charlotte is developing a busy practice across Chambers’ areas of expertise, particularly in the fields of commercial litigation, civil fraud, contentious trusts and insolvency.  She recently completed a six-month secondment with the Civil Fraud department at Peters & Peters LLP, during which she worked on a number of complex fraud and commercial cases, often with international and offshore elements.  Since returning to Chambers, Charlotte has appeared as sole counsel in a range of interlocutory matters, including successful applications for strike out, summary judgment and relief from sanctions.

Charlotte also appears as specialist chancery counsel in matrimonial proceedings in the Family Division, both led and unled.  She was recently instructed, led by Dakis Hagen QC, in the widely-reported Hagen v Hagen financial remedy proceedings, in which she acted for the Respondent husband.

Areas of Expertise and Cases


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Civil Fraud

Accident Exchange v McLean & Ors: acting, led by Hugh Norbury QC and Dan McCourt Fritz, for one of the principal defendants to the £130m unlawful means conspiracy claim brought by Accident Exchange.

Tatneft PJSC v Bogolyubov & Ors: acting, with Ruth den Besten, in a very substantial Commercial Court dispute involving claims under Article 1064 of the Russian Civil Code. 

Newmafruit Farms Limited & Ors v Pither & Ors: acting for the Claimant company in connection with a substantial property fraud, including obtaining a freezing and proprietary injunction against two of the defendants.


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Trusts and Probate

Hagen v Hagen: acted, led by Dakis Hagen QC, for the Respondent husband in financial remedy proceedings in the High Court.  The case, which settled mid-trial and remains subject to reporting restrictions, involved the family behind Viking River Cruises. 

Instructed to appear as sole counsel for a third party in financial remedy proceedings raising various issues as to the beneficial ownership of two properties. 

Instructed, with Giles Richardson, to defend claims advanced by the wife in financial remedy proceedings that various offshore holding structures constitute a nuptial settlement amenable to variation by the court.


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Insolvency


OfficeServe Technologies Limited v Anthony-Mike [2017] EWHC 1920 (Ch): acting for the Defendant, led by Dakis Hagen QC, in resisting breach of duty claims brought by the liquidators of the Claimant company.

Assisted Ruth den Besten, led by Philip Marshall QC, in acting for administrators in the Lehman Brothers "waterfall" litigation.


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Commercial Litigation

Accident Exchange v McLean & Ors: acting, led by Hugh Norbury QC and Dan McCourt Fritz, for one of the principal defendants to the £130m unlawful means conspiracy claim brought by Accident Exchange.

Tatneft PJSC v Bogolyubov & Ors: acting, with Ruth den Besten, in a very substantial Commercial Court dispute involving claims under Article 1064 of the Russian Civil Code. 

Assisting Philip Jones QC in defending proceedings in the BVI for enforcement of a multi-million-dollar judgment against assets held by a Panamanian Foundation. 

Sim v Shurgard UK Limited: acted as sole counsel for the Defendant company and successfully obtained an order striking out the Claimant’s claims. 


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Company

Re Galasys plc: assisted Matthew Morrison, led by Lance Ashworth QC, in a multi-jurisdictional dispute over the control of an AIM-listed company.

Assisted Matthew Morrison in bringing an unfair prejudice petition in a dispute between the shareholders in a pharmacy business, and in defending a cross-claim for breach of a director's duties.



Charlotte Beynon

Charlotte Beynon

Year of Call: 2015
Email: cbeynon@serlecourt.co.uk

Overview

Charlotte is developing a busy practice across Chambers’ areas of expertise, particularly in the fields of commercial litigation, civil fraud, contentious trusts and insolvency.  She recently completed a six-month secondment with the Civil Fraud department at Peters & Peters LLP, during which she worked on a number of complex fraud and commercial cases, often with international and offshore elements.  Since returning to Chambers, Charlotte has appeared as sole counsel in a range of interlocutory matters, including successful applications for strike out, summary judgment and relief from sanctions.

Charlotte also appears as specialist chancery counsel in matrimonial proceedings in the Family Division, both led and unled.  She was recently instructed, led by Dakis Hagen QC, in the widely-reported Hagen v Hagen financial remedy proceedings, in which she acted for the Respondent husband.

Areas of expertise

Civil Fraud

Accident Exchange v McLean & Ors: acting, led by Hugh Norbury QC and Dan McCourt Fritz, for one of the principal defendants to the £130m unlawful means conspiracy claim brought by Accident Exchange.

Tatneft PJSC v Bogolyubov & Ors: acting, with Ruth den Besten, in a very substantial Commercial Court dispute involving claims under Article 1064 of the Russian Civil Code. 

Newmafruit Farms Limited & Ors v Pither & Ors: acting for the Claimant company in connection with a substantial property fraud, including obtaining a freezing and proprietary injunction against two of the defendants.

Trusts and Probate

Hagen v Hagen: acted, led by Dakis Hagen QC, for the Respondent husband in financial remedy proceedings in the High Court.  The case, which settled mid-trial and remains subject to reporting restrictions, involved the family behind Viking River Cruises. 

Instructed to appear as sole counsel for a third party in financial remedy proceedings raising various issues as to the beneficial ownership of two properties. 

Instructed, with Giles Richardson, to defend claims advanced by the wife in financial remedy proceedings that various offshore holding structures constitute a nuptial settlement amenable to variation by the court.

Insolvency


OfficeServe Technologies Limited v Anthony-Mike [2017] EWHC 1920 (Ch): acting for the Defendant, led by Dakis Hagen QC, in resisting breach of duty claims brought by the liquidators of the Claimant company.

Assisted Ruth den Besten, led by Philip Marshall QC, in acting for administrators in the Lehman Brothers "waterfall" litigation.

Commercial Litigation

Accident Exchange v McLean & Ors: acting, led by Hugh Norbury QC and Dan McCourt Fritz, for one of the principal defendants to the £130m unlawful means conspiracy claim brought by Accident Exchange.

Tatneft PJSC v Bogolyubov & Ors: acting, with Ruth den Besten, in a very substantial Commercial Court dispute involving claims under Article 1064 of the Russian Civil Code. 

Assisting Philip Jones QC in defending proceedings in the BVI for enforcement of a multi-million-dollar judgment against assets held by a Panamanian Foundation. 

Sim v Shurgard UK Limited: acted as sole counsel for the Defendant company and successfully obtained an order striking out the Claimant’s claims. 

Company

Re Galasys plc: assisted Matthew Morrison, led by Lance Ashworth QC, in a multi-jurisdictional dispute over the control of an AIM-listed company.

Assisted Matthew Morrison in bringing an unfair prejudice petition in a dispute between the shareholders in a pharmacy business, and in defending a cross-claim for breach of a director's duties.

Qualifications

University College, Oxford: BA English Literature (Double First)
City University: GDL; BPTC 


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