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Rose Lagram-Taylor

Rose Lagram-Taylor Rose Lagram-Taylor

Rose Lagram-Taylor

Called to the Bar 2016
+44 (0)20 7696 9900
roselagramtaylor@southsquare.com
Rose Lagram-Taylor
Called to the Bar 2016

Rose joined Chambers after completing her pupillage in October 2017, and has developed a broad practice across a range of Chambers’ areas of expertise, including insolvency and restructuring (both domestic and cross-border), banking and finance, insurance, company, general commercial, and offshore work.

She regularly appears in the High Court and the County Court, often making applications under the Insolvency Act 1986 and the Companies Act 2006, and also representing petitioners, debtors and supporting creditors in the Companies Court Winding Up List. Rose also works with more senior members of Chambers on larger cases, and has recently been assisting Daniel Bayfield QC on two separate matters.

She also undertakes drafting and advisory work in all Chambers’ core areas. Her most recent work includes drafting a defence and mediation statement on a £4.7million claim relating to an alleged unlawful payment of a dividend, drafting witness statements on a Part 8 claims for directions in a liquidation, and providing written advice on a company’s retention of title clause.

During her pupillage, Rose was exposed to several of the most notable cases members of South Square have been instructed on including the various Waterfall applications both in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, the Ocean Rig restructuring, and the ongoing Robert Tchenguiz & Ors v Grant Thornton UK LLP & Ors on which she has also been instructed to assist in her own right.

Prior to joining Chambers, Rose gained valuable experience working in the General Counsels’ Office at American Express and at Hausfeld law firm, as well as through offering pro bono assistance at Woolwich County Court to tenants during possession hearings with Greenwich Housing Rights.

Rose graduated from King’s College London with a first-class honours degree in History where she also spent 6 months at Auckland University in New Zealand, before obtaining a Master of Studies in Medieval History from Oxford University, and then attaining her GDL and BPTC qualifications. She is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, and is a recipient of their most prestigious award, the Queen Mother Scholarship. 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Insolvency and Restructuring

  • Lehman Brothers Waterfall I- Supreme Court hearing concerning matters of subordinated debt, currency conversion claims, liability of contributories and statutory interest (assisting William Trower QC and Stephen Robins)
  • Lehman Brothers Waterfall II Parts A & B- Court of Appeal hearing on insolvency law matters and the effect of release clauses in post-Administration contracts (assisting Robin Dicker QC, Richard Fisher and Henry Phillips)
  • Fijitsu Services v Changtel- drafted Particulars of Claim for a s.127 IA validation of payments order (assisting Charlotte Cooke)
  • Ocean Rig- scheme of arrangement involving an international offshore drilling company (assisting Daniel Bayfield QC and Adam Al-Attar)
  • Drafted advice on the valuation of various indemnity claims and their ranking in pari passu distribution (assisting Adam Al-Attar)
  • Drafted advice on the possible defence to a winding-up petition brought on the just and equitable ground (assisting Richard Fisher)
  • Drafted witness statements on a Part 8 claim for directions on behalf of a liquidator
  • Appeared alongside Daniel Bayfield QC on behalf of an international company seeking to prevent the presentation of a winding-up petition

Banking and Finance

  • Credit Suisse v Titan & Ors – Court of Appeal hearing concerning the rights of Class X Noteholders (assisting Stephen Robins)
  • Canary Wharf Finance v Deutsche Trustee Company- drafted advice on the construction and interpretation of various clauses within a securitisation structure (assisting Georgina Peters)
  • Saipem v UBAE- drafted advice on the merits of UBAE’s defence to a claim for non-payment of performance bonds (assisting Georgina Peters)
  • Fairhold Securitisation- drafted advice on the construction of the security documents and the merits of pursuing a Part 8 claim (assisting Georgina Peters)

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

  • Tchenquiz v Grant Thornton- alleged conspiracy and malicious prosecution claims (assisting Jeremy Goldring QC and Stephen Robins)
  • P4U v EE- drafted Particulars of Claim for a breach of contract and repayment of debt claim (assisting Georgina Peters)
  • Mitchel v RBS & Ors- drafted skeleton argument on behalf of 3rd Defendant for a strike out/summary judgment application in conspiracy claim (assisting Tom Smith QC and Charlotte Cooke)
  • AC Scout v Ebullio & Ors- drafted advice on prospect of setting aside security for costs order in light of ATE insurance (assisting Anthony Zacaroli QC and Henry Phillips) 

Company

  • Re Financial Skills Limited- drafted defence in claim against directors for breach of duties and breach of contract (assisting Stephen Robins)
  • Phipps Public Relations Limited- drafted advice on the prospects of success for a claim of professional negligence against auditors (assisting Charlotte Cooke)
  • Drafted defence and mediation statement in a claim worth £4.7million relating to an alleged unlawful payment of a dividend

Civil Fraud and Asset Recovery

  • Drafted advice on unlawful means conspiracy and fraudulent trading claim

International and Offshore

  • Pickle v Plant- assisted with preparations for a BVI Court of Appeal hearing (assisting William Willson)
  • Drafted skeleton argument for hearing in the Cayman Islands on the ability of directors to appoint Provisional Liquidators under Cayman law
  • Research on the enforcement and effectiveness of a bankruptcy order and a s.336 IA order for disclosure of documents on an entity based in Gibraltar (assisting Gabriel Moss QC)

Insurance

  • Elite – conducted various research tasks on the regulatory interventions by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (assisting Glen Davis QC and William Willson)

Other

Jan 2015- Feb 2017

Greenwich Housing Rights Represented tenants in possession hearings at Woolwich County Court

Duty Advocate 

 

June 2016- Sept 2016

Hausfeld
Provided assistance to the financial services team

Paralegal 

 

 

June 2015- Sept 2015

American Express- Office of the General Counsel
Provided assistance to the litigation team, primarily in assessing and preparing for various s.75 Consumer Credit Act 1974 cases

Intern 

 

CAREER

July 2016 Called to the Bar of England and Wales

MEMBERSHIPS

Chancery Bar Association

Insolvency Lawyers’ Association

INSOL 

PUBLICATIONS

Bakhshiyeva v Sperbank of Russia and others [2018] EWHC 59 (Ch), International Corporate Rescue, May 2018, Vol.15, Issue 3
Re Agrokor [2017] EWHC 2791 (Ch), International Corporate Rescue, Feb 2018
Insurers and equitable liens (Glasgow v ELS Law Ltd and others), Lexis PSL, Jan 2018
Using the challenge to jurisdiction defence in insolvency proceedings (Tunkers France and another v Expert France), Lexis Nexis Randi Blog, Nov 2017
Re Lehman Brothers Holdings Intermediate 2 Limited (in administration) [2017] EWHC 2032 (Ch); Re Lehman Brothers Europe Limited (in administration) [2017] EWHC 2031 (Ch), International Corporate Rescue, March 2018, Vol. 15, Issue 2
Leeds v Lemos: The rights of privilege in bankruptcy, South Square Digest, Nov 2017 
South Square and Alchemy: Special Opportunities round table discussion, South Square Digest, Nov 2017
Mourant Ozannes and South Square Litigation Forum 2017, South Square Digest, Nov 2017

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

2015-2016 BPP Law School Holborn: BPTC
2014-2015 City University London: GDL
2013-2014 University of Oxford: MSt in Medieval History, Distinction
2010-2013 King's College London: BA History, First Class (Hons)

PRIZES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Queen Mother Scholarship, Middle Temple Inn
Blackstone Entrance Exhibition Award, Middle Temple Inn
Benefactors' Scholarship, Middle Temple Inn
Academic Excellence Award, BPP
Elizabeth Hewitt Memorial Prize, King’s College London
Grade 8 Piano 

INTERESTS

Medieval England, Piano, Theatre, Travelling, Wine Tasting       

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