Lisa Linklater

Call 1995

linklater@exchangechambers.co.uk

“Lisa is a great advocate and is very persuasive.”

The Legal 500 2021 (Tier 1)
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Commercial Fraud

Lisa is a barrister specialising in Commercial Chancery cases whose practice continues to go from strength to strength. Lisa has breadth and depth of experience in commercial fraud, particularly in cases involving misfeasance by directors. She is currently instructed by HM Revenue and Customs in a Missing Trader Intra Community (“MTIC”) case involving an assessment of over £1 million.

Lisa is recommended by Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2021 as a leading junior in the practice areas of Chancery, restructuring/insolvency and commercial dispute resolution. Comments include “experienced and has the confidence of the court” and “her knowledge and expertise is first-rate.” She is praised by Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2020 as an insolvency specialist who is “knowledgeable, persuasive in court and excellent on complex legal problems.” Lisa is also recommended in Legal 500 UK 2021 as a Tier 1 leading junior in company and insolvency who is a “great advocate and is very persuasive”. Lisa is noted as a top tier barrister in the fields of commercial, banking, insolvency and chancery law who is “very highly-regarded both as a lawyer and as an advocate” by Legal 500 UK Bar 2020 and by Legal 500 UK Bar 2019 as “imperturbable and impressive in court; a force to be reckoned with”.

Recent highlights of Lisa’s practice in commercial fraud include:

  • Successfully obtaining settlement for Defendants to serious claims of knowing assistance, knowing receipt and related tracing claims, brought by a company registered in Gibraltar, acting by its liquidators, where the claims and costs were in excess of £1 million.
  • Successfully defending injunctive relief proceedings brought by a major manufacturer of bed products that had purchased a portfolio of properties from administrators in a “fire sale” and obtaining a favourable settlement of claim before a six day trial. The claim centred on allegations of civil fraud and was related to high profile criminal proceedings relating to the premises.
  • Successfully representing the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in winding up numerous companies in the public interest.