Carly Sandbach

Call 2006

“She is a silk in waiting."

Chambers and Partners 2024
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Commercial Fraud

Carly is a leading individual whose practice covers all aspects of commercial fraud and particularly those within a corporate context. Having made her mark very early in her career, since 2010 Carly has been consistently recommended as a Leading individual in the Chambers UK Guide. In Chambers UK Guide 2021 she is recommended as a Leading individual in both the fields of Commercial Dispute Resolution and Restructuring/Insolvency and deals with commercial fraud litigation in both those spheres. The Legal 500 ranks her as a Tier 1 Leading individual for Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery law.

Carly is Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel A) and is experienced in dealing with substantial commercial fraud cases. Over the last 13 years she has appeared at all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal.

In addition to litigating liability in commercial fraud, Carly specialises in cases concerning asset tracing and recovery, and is particularly adept at handling those which include an international element and/or (often urgent) injunctive relief. The emphasis of her work is often on complex and high value litigation.

Her clients include insolvency practitioners, banks, multi-nationals, small businesses, professional firms and private individuals, as well as the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and other Government Departments.

Commercial Fraud Cases

Comino Investments Limited v Omega Atlantic & Ors Claim for conspiracy to injure in the context of a re-financing transaction. Settled Spring 2019.

Yang v Official Receiver & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 1465

United Utilities v SBT & Ors (2017) – heavily contested proceedings alleging corporate fraud and involving complex interlocutory applications. Let by David Mohyuddin QC. Settled early 2017.

Barton & Jones v Clipper Holdings (2017) – claim by a “Vulture Fund” against Company Directors.

Wastecare v Recolight & Ors (2017) – litigation in the Mercantile Court. Settled Autumn 2017

Specified Building Products v Logicor & Ors (2017) – acted on behalf of US clients seeking to enforce an Arbitration Award against UK companies, who sought to resist such enforcement and re-open the substantive issues involved therein.

Short & Wolloff v Chenery (2017) – misfeasance proceedings.

Astoria Properties Limited (In Liquidation) v The Byrne Practice Solicitors (2016) – case concerning ex turpi causa in view of allegations of fraudulent and criminal conduct made against company director.

Gulf Marine Contracting Fze v Submarine Manufacturing & Products Limited & Ors (2016) – complex commercial litigation concerning international parties.