"The set has developed considerable expertise at all levels in commercial and civil fraud work, and they are earning a well-deserved reputation in these fields."
Legal 500 2022
Members of Littleton’s Civil Fraud Group appear in some of the most significant, complex and high-value litigation in this area, in cases in the Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court (e.g. the Dadourian, Ablyazov, Khrapunov, Kolomoisky and Yurov litigation). Members are frequently instructed in cases ranging from hundreds of millions to several billion US$ in value, against the highest ranked practitioners at the Bar. Littleton barristers have been recognised by both leading legal directories as leading practitioners in this area. Several Littleton barristers speak a variety of foreign languages, including two fluent Russian speakers.
Littleton barristers have extensive expertise in cases with an international context, whether that be because of the involvement of foreign parties, or cross border and conflicts of law issues. Members have particular expertise in litigation arising out of the CIS countries, the Middle East, and cases being litigated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), and other offshore jurisdictions. Littleton barristers excel in cases that require applications for urgent injunctive relief, and cases involving serious wrongdoing, where dishonesty lies at the heart of the case.
The Civil Fraud Group’s work includes the following: