Chloe Shuffrey

Profile

Chloe acts in a wide range of commercial and commercial Chancery matters with a focus on insolvency and company disputes. She regularly appears in the High Court (both led and as sole counsel) and before Insolvency and Companies Court (ICC) Judges.

Insolvency and Company

Chloe is frequently instructed to act for office holders, creditors and individual debtors. Her experience includes misfeasance and breach of fiduciary duty claims, claims involving TUVs and preferences, orders for sale, and unlawful distributions, and contested winding up and bankruptcy petitions. Some examples include:

~ Acting for Joint Liquidators in claims against the former officers of a company for wrongful trading, misfeasance and unlawful distributions

~ Assisting (Simon Davenport QC and Daniel Lewis) in a claim brought by a SME against RBS regarding mistreatment by the GRG, in particular allegations of negligence, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty

~ Acting (led by Simon Davenport QC) for the petitioning creditor in bankruptcy and winding up proceedings worth over £60m

~ Acting for the petitioning creditor in a trial challenging the debtor’s centre of main interest

~ Advising and acting for companies seeking crossborder mergers pursuant to the Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations

Commercial and Chancery

Chloe is developing a broad practice across a range of commercial and Chancery matters, including contractual disputes, partnership disputes, and traditional Chancery matters. Chloe also gained experience in international banking and financial disputes before coming to the Bar, having spent just under a year at a magic circle law firm where she worked in the dispute resolution department on a high profile US-led regulatory investigation into a major bank. She also assisted Jeffrey Golden in drafting and preparing for publication the specialist work, International Financial Disputes: Arbitration and Mediation (Oxford, 2015).

Her experience includes:

~ Advising and drafting pleadings in various claims for misselling, breach of contract and restitutionary claims involving banks and other financial institutions

~ Instructed as a junior (led by Thomas Roe QC) in respect of an ongoing account arising out of the dissolution of a partnership

~ Advising and drafting pleadings in a partnership dispute involving breach of fiduciary duty and derogation from grant arising out of the sale of an accountancy business

~ Acting for a beneficiary in a contested dispute concerning a conditional gift under a Will

Jurisdiction, Conflicts of Law and Travel

Chloe regularly advises and acts in claims involving jurisdictional and conflicts of law issues, particularly in the area of travel law. She has extensive experience in claims under the Package Travel Regulations, the Montreal Convention and the Athens Convention.

Qualifications

MA in Classics (Double First Class) Trinity Hall, Cambridge
MSt in Ancient Philosophy, New College, Oxford
GDL, BPP Law School, Distinction
BPTC, BPP Law School, Outstanding

Memberships

COMBAR

Scholarships and Prizes

Inner Temple Exhibition (2013)
Browne Scholarship, University of Cambridge (University Classical Scholarship) (2009)
Bateman Scholar, Trinity Hall, Cambridge (2010)
Trinity Hall Scholarships (2008, 2009)
Henry Arthur Thomas Award, Classics Faculty, University of Cambridge (2008, 2009)