Profile submitted by Paolo Sidoli
He has a broad range of corporate and commercial litigation experience and has had the conduct of a number of high profile disputes in the High Court and through the ADR processes of arbitration, expert determination and mediation. He acts for individuals, corporate and commercial clients, regulators and not-for-profit organisations.
He specialises in domestic and international contractual disputes, civil fraud and asset-tracing claims, claims against directors, partnership disputes, sports disputes and breach of warranty claims which typically have an underlying fraud/misfeasance element to them.
His caseload also focuses on highly contested intervention and regulation/enforcement work and asset recovery for regulators and he has been heavily engaged in a number of high-profile investigations and subsequent regulatory and enforcement actions and Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal proceedings. He regularly advises the SRA in relation to alleged breaches of the Solicitors Accounts Rules and Solicitors Code of Conduct and the steps that need to be taken in order to protect the public from the actions of dishonest solicitors. His recent work has included (i) a number of cases before the SDT arising from the alleged misappropriation of more than £100 million from an insolvent offshore litigation funder based in the Cayman Islands and (ii) in high profile disciplinary proceedings following the findings of the Al-Sweady Inquiry relating to Public Interest Lawyers and Leigh Day.
Member of the: Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL), London Solicitors Litigation Association (lsla), British-Italian Law Association (BILA), London Fraud Forum (LFF), Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association (CFLA)
Trainee (1991-1993) and Solicitor - Ashurst Morris Crisp (1993-1999), Solicitor - Nabarro Nathanson (1999-2004), Senior Associate – Clarke Willmott (2005-2009), Partner – Russell-Cooke LLP (2009 to date)