High Net Worth Litigation2020-12-24T07:46:13+00:00
Fraser Chambers London Barristers

High Net Worth Litigation

Experience in representing and advising High Net Worth clients in a range of commercial litigation.

Fraser Chambers provides the full range of litigation services for High Net Worth individuals.  Fraser Chambers appreciates that many High Net Worth individuals have complex disputes, covering many jurisdictions and welcome clear advice about the best litigation strategy to be adopted.

Dr Anton van Dellen has been instructed in many high value commercial cases, including cases involving disputes over a loan of $400million to acquire shares in a Siberian oil field; £110million in foreign exchange money laundering; £40million in cryptocurrency trading software; and £12million in Bangladesh power company shares.

A dispute may involve a freezing order (potentially worldwide) which requires careful advice as to the scope of the freezing order and permissible exceptions to spending allowed by the freezing order.

Breach of court orders is particularly serious where the court order is endorsed with a penal notice, as this carries exposure to an application for committal to prison for contempt of court.

High Net Worth clients may also decide to bring private prosecutions where criminal conduct has occurred, rather than pursue claims in civil courts.  Although there is a higher standard of proof, there are many advantages to private prosecutions, including that proceedings are commonly faster and there is a greater measure of protection from paying the Defendant’s legal costs and recovering legal costs, even if the prosecution is unsuccessful.

When assets have been seized, challenges frequently need to be brought using trust principles and public law challenges to public authorities.

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Recent High Net Worth Litigation Cases

Dr Anton van Dellen instructed in Princess Diana case

January 5th, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen has written to Dame Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner in relation to Martin Bashir's interview with Princess Diana. In an emailed response to him, Scotland Yard said his request for a criminal inquiry was now under review.  Mr Bashir, then a relatively unknown investigative reporter, [...]

High Court remote hearing considers resulting and constructive trusts

November 10th, 2020|

Dr Anton van Dellen represented the Appellant in a remote hearing that considered the application of resulting and constructive trust principles. In relation to one property which was found as a finding of fact to be an investment property, Anton submitted that a resulting trust arose following the principles [...]

Court of Appeal considers proportionality

November 4th, 2020|

Dr Anton van Dellen appeared before the Court of Appeal in a case concerning the assessment of proportionality and constructive trust principles in confiscation proceedings. The confiscation, of almost £600,000, concerns realisable assets predominantly in the form of properties.  Anton made submissions that confiscation proceedings should always consider proportionality [...]

Recent High Net Worth Litigation News

Bar Council Q&A session on Covid-19

February 1st, 2021|

The expert panel will be led by the Bar Council’s Services Director and Chair of the Covid-19 Working Group, Carolyn Entwistle. The panel will include Chair of the Bar, Derek Sweeting QC, HHJ Rosalind Coe QC, Chair of the Criminal Bar Association, James Mulholland QC, and Chair of the [...]

Master of Rolls proposes digital court process

January 28th, 2021|

Sir Geoffrey Vos, the Master of Rolls, has proposed that all claims will begin online before entering a digital court process. Sir Geoffrey stated: "What is required is an integrated online dispute resolution system that operates through online front ends and then into an online court process’; described an [...]

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