Legal Counsel

Dispute Resolution

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Legal Counsel

Dispute Resolution

Expertise

Kirsten is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer who specialises in commercial and business disputes. She has particular experience in advising in commercial contract disputes, professional negligence claims, civil fraud and company and insolvency proceedings, as well as applications for emergency injunctive relief.

Kirsten Advises

  • Companies
  • Shareholders and directors
  • Private clients
  • Entrepreneurs
  • SMEs
  • Insolvency practitioners

Experience Highlights

  • acting for the Claimants in Holyoake v Candy, a highly acrimonious and heavily publicised £132 million unlawful means conspiracy claim, which was named in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2017. The claim culminated in a nine-week trial and involved numerous interlocutory applications, such as obtaining the first ‘notification injunction’ and its consequential appeal to the Court of Appeal;
  • acting for car collectors in fraud and misappropriation of assets claims regarding their collection of high value cars, including obtaining emergency injunctive relief and pursuing committal proceedings;
  • acting for the Claimants in various professional negligence claims against solicitors including:
    • a multi-million pound claim for the failure to advise and/or notify clients of indicia of fraud;
    • a £4m claim for the failure to advise an individual as to the prospects of success in lengthy litigation, which led to a catastrophic loss at trial;
    • a claim for the wrongful payment out of client monies to a disputed agent;
  • obtaining an injunction on behalf of an employer against a former employee for the social media publication of material obtained during his employment;
  • acting on behalf of a well-known employer against a former employee for publicising harmful statements regarding the employer and its directors;
  • acting in proceedings disputing the beneficial ownership of shares and the subsequent inquiry as to the value of those shares;
  • acting for a joint shareholder in a long running MVL involving unfair prejudice petitions and reviewable transactions;
  • company and personal insolvency matters including statutory demands, bankruptcy and winding up petitions and applications to restrain their presentation;
  • acting in various defamation claims including:
    • successfully defending a claim regarding harmful statements made to a competitor’s clients;
    • acting in the first case of Twitter libel in respect of allegations of cricket match fixing in the case of Chris Cairns v Lalit Modi;
    • successfully obtaining retractions of defamatory articles and take-down of online defamatory statements;
  • acting for the Claimants in a claim for misuse of confidential information and copyright infringement;
  • acting in the transfer of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid regarding the protection of his intellectual property and registered image rights
  • acting for the Defendants in the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain v The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra, a claim for passing off, trade mark, copyright and performance rights infringement, including the successful defence of an emergency injunction and a committal application; and
  • acting for a foreign company against UK companies for trade mark infringement and passing off for the sale of copy products advertised using their trademarks.

Publications

Penalty Clauses in the Spotlight

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Fladgate LLP
  • Devonshires Solicitors

Previous Businesses

  • Atos Origin IT Services

Education

  • King’s College, London – LLB
  • The University of Law – LPC

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com