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Fenner Moeran QC

Call: 1996    QC: 2014

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Fenner has also been recommended in the directories for some years in both general Commercial Chancery (including in Chambers Global) and in specialist Civil Fraud and asset recovery. “If you want a barrister who you can rely on to impress the court and your client, he is your person.” “Constantly energetic and enthusiastic, he’s an extremely fast thinker, who throws himself into every argument and gives his best every time.”  (Chambers 2015 – Civil Fraud).  “Very good with clients and a great lateral thinker.” “Extremely pragmatic and to the point, he’s a pleasure to work with.” (Chambers 2015 – Commercial Chancery).

Earlier editions have said “He is hard-working and creative, realistic about his workload and he gets really excited about cases. He is a joy to work with.”  Described as “an impressive litigator, whose experience spans freezing orders, asset tracing, shareholder disputes and professional negligence claims”and a junior with first-class chancery knowledge who really makes a difference” he is an “alert performer in court”, who is “clever, sensible and approachable” and a “fount of knowledge when it comes to obscure legal points, and also has the ability to quickly identify the right issues.” Clients like working with him because he is “great at cross-examination and has a sound grasp of mathematical concepts“.

Recent cases include:

  • Kanev-Lipinski v Lipinski [2016] EWHC 475 (QB):  Discharging worldwide freezing and search orders made in support of Israeli proceedings under Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 s.25 where there was no real risk of dissipation.
  • Ballinger v Mercer Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 996:  Amending particulars of claim after the expiry of a period of limitation.
  • Re Bovey Cranbrook RBS [2013] EWHC 4346 (Ch): Inherent jurisdiction of the Court, freezing injunctions and cross-undertakings by public bodies and office holders.
  • JSC BTA Bank v Solodchenko [2012] EWHC 1247 (Comm): Third party delivery up of documents, cross-examination of third parties, passports and restraint orders
  • Redpath v Shefford [2011] All ER (D) 12 (Mar). Adjournment of proceedings on first day of fraud trial.
  • Law Society of England and Wales v Isaac & Isaac International Holdings Ltd [2010] EWHC 1670 (Ch). Mortgage fraud by solicitors, dishonest assistance and conspiracy, tracing and asset recovery.
  • Law Society of England & Wales v Habitable Concepts Ltd [2010] EWHC 1449 (Ch). More solicitors mortgage fraud.
  • Chan Sui v Appasmy [2008] BPIR 18. Setting aside a statutory demand on the basis of cross-demands and equitable set-off.
  • PNC Telecoms plc v Thomas & others [2008] 2 BCLC 95 Director’s breach of fiduciary duties, relief from liability and conflicts of interest.
  • Genesis Housing Group Ltd v McKibbin [2008] All ER (D) 51 (Jun). Freezing orders and discharge by reason of material non-disclosure.
  • Powell v Benney [2007] EWCA Civ 1283. Bargains, consensual
  • First Discount Ltd v Cranston [2007] All ER (D) 363 [2007] EWCA Civ 378 Court of Appeal. Jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal to reopen an appeal 10 years after original judgment on allegation of fraud on bills of exchange
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria v Santolina Investment Co & others [2007] All ER (D) 103 [2007] EWHC 437 (Ch) Availability of summary judgment on allegations of corruption by state governor.