"Abi [Brown]...diligent, responsive and calm under pressure... will rise through the ranks"

Legal 500 2020

I am an Associate in Michelmores’ Commercial & Regulatory Disputes team based in London.

I qualified in 2018 and have a broad range of commercial dispute resolution experience, including breach of contract claims, shareholder litigation (including unfair prejudice petitions), regulatory disputes and arbitration work. I am experienced in representing clients at mediation to successfully achieve settlement, both at the pre-action and post-litigation stages.

I have acted for and against a number of financial institutions and much of my work has involved complex, multi-jurisdictional issues.

Having grown up in the South West, and experienced life at another international City law firm, Michelmores really does provide the best of both worlds: allowing me to work in a city that I love, as well as the opportunity to travel and work across any of our other locations.

Recent experience

Acting for the e-commerce business of an internationally renowned entrepreneur, alongside a global IT business in relation to two concurrent London seated LCIA arbitration claims regarding the distribution of technology products in India

Representing two former employees of a bank seeking “stigma” damages and the reimbursement of legal fees which were incurred in defending themselves following claims against them in relation to the LIBOR scandal. Achieving the successful dismissal of an application by the bank for Summary Judgment (Allen & Conti v Rabobank [2020])

Assisting in a 500+ group action Clydesdale Bank PLC and National Australia Bank alleging that the banks improperly charged customers break costs and deliberately concealed profit hidden within interest rates

Acting for a company and its sole director following the service of two orders requiring the giving of evidence as part of US proceedings pursuant to a Letter of Request issued under the Hague Convention in the court of Delaware. The case raised issues relating to the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) Act 1975 and the privilege against self-incrimination

Providing business interruption insurance coverage advice to businesses in a range of sectors, including retail and hospitality, with respect to losses incurred as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic (including clients with policies considered as part of the FCA Test Case in 2019)