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Tiffany Scott QC

Call: 1998    QC: 2018

+44 (0)20 7306 0102tscott@wilberforce.co.uk

Commercial

Tiffany has been recommended in this field by Chambers & Partners and Chambers Global for many years. The directories state that she is “fierce when you need her to be fierce, she is just brilliant in Court and her legal mind is incredible. She is very direct and matter of fact and has a good presence in the Court room”, is “very assured, highly realistic and someone who can manage client expectations in difficult circumstances” (2019); she “has an impressive intellect, and is approachable and client-friendly. Sensible, pragmatic and efficient, she is calm and collected when on her feet” but is also well capable of being “a ferocious litigator cross-examiner” (2018); “extremely good at handling appeals and a good draftswoman” (2017); “good to work with, clever and reliable” (2016); a “seasoned commercial chancery litigator” who is “very calm and methodical … her manner inspires confidence even in adverse circumstances. She is a brilliant, self-assured advocate who is a real asset to any team” (2015).

She has experience in ‘business’ litigation of all kinds, often with an international element, including fund and partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, including s994 petitions, claims against fiduciaries, and claims arising out of insolvency and civil fraud. She undertakes a variety of cases with a financial services element including claims arising out of poor investment advice or mis-selling, professional negligence claims in the financial services field and other related actions (such as actions by trustees or against pension providers) requiring analysis of the performance of investments for the purpose of assessing damages.

She has experience dealing with claims requiring consideration of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Conduct of Business Rules and she has also, over the years, dealt with claims involving previous regulatory regimes including the rules of FIMBRA, the Personal Investment Authority, and LAUTRO.

Cases include:

  • Michel v Michel – acting for the majority shareholders in an unfair prejudice petition relating to a family- run cosmetics manufacturing company and its Chinese operations.
  • Acting for the majority shareholders in an unfair prejudice petition relating to a restaurant-owning company combined with proceedings seeking specific performance of buy-out provisions in a shareholders’ agreement, alleging breach of a good faith provision.
  • Luitpold Immobilienverwaltung v Huber & Grothe –acting for claimant in proceedings against judgment debtors to provide information about their assets and for committal.
  • Advising as to the proposed sale of a major London hotel chain and pre-sale restructuring of its substantial property portfolio.
  • Acting in an arbitration for a property developer in a joint venture dispute with a landowner relating to the development of an estate of houses involving complex questions of agency and authority.
  • Axle Holdings v Letter – a claim for fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of warranty against the vendors of shares in a luxury vehicle company with a sale price of $52 million.
  • Investec Bank (Channel Islands) Ltd v Kamyab – acting for the bank in a claim to recover millions of pounds secured against various properties, where the Defendant
    alleged that the properties had been put into trust.
  • Vocational Health Services v BMI Healthcare – a claim by a consortium of doctors against a major healthcare provider in relation to a failed joint venture, alleging conspiracy.
  • Garrard v Salter – A dispute arising out of a joint venture/partnership establishing a venture capital business.
  • Taylor v Peacock Financial Management – representing a financial services provider in negligence proceedings in relation to trust investments.
  • Advising and representing minority shareholders in a dispute in relation to the management of two well-known London restaurants.
  • Advising a former director/shareholder as to the negligent drafting of an agreement for his exit from the company.
  • Advising in relation to the breakdown of a joint venture to establish a company providing procurement solutions for the construction industry.
  • Advising in a multi-jurisdictional dispute between high net worth individuals as to joint venture and loan agreements relating to the purchase, refurbishment and subsequent operation of a floating oil storage off-loading vessel in Thailand.
  • Acting for Flavio Briatore in claim brought by Italian fashion designer regarding alleged joint venture to establish a worldwide fashion couture business under the ‘Billionaire’ trademark.
  • Acting for Vivian Imerman in a high-profile dispute with Robert Tchenguiz regarding the breakdown of a joint venture for purchasing and operating Whyte & Mackay, involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of directors’ duties, dishonesty, taking of secret profits and unjust enrichment.