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Edward Meuli

Call 2014

emeuli@maitlandchambers.com

Edward has developed a broad commercial practice across all of chambers’ areas of practice, including banking and finance, commercial, commercial chancery, property, and company and insolvency matters. He appears frequently both led and unled in the High Court, and in the County Court.

Examples of recent work include:

Chancery and Commercial Disputes

Banking and Financial Services

  • Junior counsel for the defendant banks in Hockin and others v RBS and another, a multi-million pound claim, in which the claimants alleged mis-selling of an interest rate derivative product, manipulation of LIBOR, unlawful means conspiracy and breach of an implied duty of good faith
  • Junior counsel for certain respondents to a freezing injunction application brought in the context of a dispute between parties to a joint venture over a foreign exchange trading platform

Civil Fraud

  • Junior counsel for the claimant in European Real Estate Debt Fund (Cayman) Limited v Treon and others, a high value fraud and unlawful mean conspiracy claim in respect of an investment in a convertible loan note issue by a company operating a group of care homes
  • Sole counsel for two third-party directors against whom a non-party costs order was sought in respect of a discontinued fraud claim

Arbitration

  • Advising in respect of a combined ICC and LCIA arbitration, in particular in respect of an application to restrain related US deposition proceedings

Commercial disputes

  • Junior counsel for the defendant to a multi-million pound High Court claim for damages for breach of confidence and a constructive trust claim relating to a potential commercial property development in Surrey
  • Junior counsel for the defendants to a claim for an account of profits and claims for breach of fiduciary duties and knowing assistance arising out of the management of a number of residential and commercial properties on behalf of the claimants
  • Advising a potential claimant in respect of high value claims arising out of a development funding agreement in respect of a hotel in Durham
  • Advising and appearing on a number of contractual disputes, involving sale of goods matters, contractual indemnities, contractual variations and estoppel related issues

Real estate and landlord and tenant disputes

Real estate

  • Sole Counsel for the defendant in The David Roberts Art Foundation Limited v Riedweg, a multi-million pound claim for damages in respect of a contract for the sale of a large property in Camden involving issues of charity law, in particular charity trustees’ obligations when disposing of charity land, and issues of company law. Successfully resisted an application for summary judgment: [2019] EWHC 1358 (Ch)
  • Advised in respect of a dispute between the purchaser and sub-purchaser of a large residential development in central London
  • Junior counsel for the claimant in a nuisance claim against a neighbouring landowner
  • Advising in respect of several boundary disputes and adverse possession claims
  • Advising on and appearing in numerous mortgage possession claims
  • Advising on and appearing in claims to possession of the foreshore of the River Thames and other unusual possession claims, including claims against squatters
  • Advising on the beneficial ownership of a residential property in a dispute between an unmarried couple where there had been a defective transfer of legal title into joint names

Professional Negligence

  • Advising the sellers of a substantial property in Belgravia in respect of a potential claim against their marketing agents who had marketed the property by reference to an incorrect listed building status
  • Acted for a landlord in a claim for rectification of a lease of commercial premises in central London, and an associated negligence claim against the former solicitor

Landlord and tenant

  • Advising a commercial landlord in relation to its rights to airspace above commercial premises
  • Acted for a landlord in relation to a tenant’s claim for relief from forfeiture of commercial premises
  • Advising on and appearing in numerous landlord and tenant possession claims

Insolvency and Company

  • Advising shareholders in respect of potential unfair prejudice petitions and derivative actions
  • Instructed regularly on winding up and bankruptcy petitions.
  • Advising and appearing on a number of applications to set aside statutory demands and application to restrain advertisement of winding up petitions.

Qualifications

BPTC, City University: Outstanding
GDL,City University: Distinction
BA (Classics), Trinity College, Oxford: First Class

Awards

The City Law School Lord Scarman Scholarship (2014)
Lincoln’s Inn Lord Denning Scholarship (2013)
Lincoln’s Inn Lord Haldane Scholarship (2012)
Trinity College, Oxford Sutro Prize (2008)

Languages

Persian
French
German

Memberships

COMBAR
Chancery Bar Association