Andrew Vinson

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"Andrew is extremely knowledgeable and always prepared to help or assist with an ad hoc query or more meaningful instructions. He is passionate for his clients and while he remains calm, he is also forceful in his points."

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Commercial Fraud

Andrew is an experienced chancery and commercial practitioner who has dealt with litigation arising from allegations of commercial wrongdoing and fraud on many occasions. These include matters such as misfeasance, breach of trust and fiduciary duty on the part of trustees, directors (de jure and shadow) and others, accessory liability such as dishonest assistance and knowing receipt, fraudulent trading, wrongful accounting, conspiracy and unjust enrichment claims.

He has often sought Norwich Pharmacal orders and pre-action disclosure in order to assess wrongdoing and locate its proceeds, as well as freezing and proprietary injunctions to restrain dissipation of assets. He has dealt with numerous tracing claims.

On behalf of the government, he has sought to wind up companies in the public interest on the basis of allegations of fraud and other such matters, and to disqualify directors accused of similar. He also acts for companies and directors facing such claims.

He has experience of contempt proceedings.

Commercial Fraud Cases

A v B and others – Acting for the Claimant in a claim in which the sale proceeds of shares were the subject of a successfully settled tracing claim including allegations of fraud, breach of trust, constructive trusts and knowing receipt.

C v D – A successful claim initiated by freezing injunction for the recovery of substantial sums said to be held on constructive trust or to have caused unjust enrichment.

E v F – Pursuing contempt proceedings against a high profile director alleged to have failed to co-operate with an investigation into two companies.

G v H – A claim in relation to the sale proceeds of assets alleged to have been held on trust in breach duty and as part of a conspiracy.