Robert Mundy
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Commercial Fraud & Asset Tracing Profile

Described as “ferociously intelligent” (Legal 500 2019), Rob specialises in commercial litigation. He appears regularly in the High Court, often against significantly more senior opponents. He is an experienced trial advocate and cross-examiner.

Rob has a varied commercial and company law practice. His recent cases include defending directors in a substantial deceit claim brought by an investor, several unfair prejudice petitions, prosecuting and defending misfeasance claims against directors, a £2m claim under a sale and purchase agreement and a claim about the ownership of a company (the trial of which was listed for 11 days but which settled after Rob cross-examined the claimants’ witnesses).

Due to his overlapping experience in employment and company law, Rob is particularly suited to act in cases of fraud or alleged fraud perpetrated by employees or directors.

  • What-the-Directories-Say

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      • “He is a very academically gifted company counsel, who is as at home as a sole advocate against more senior adversaries as he is as part of a team.” (Chambers UK 2019)
      • ”He is thoughtful and brilliant – a man to go to for advice on complex and technical legal disputes.”(Chambers UK 2019)
      • “Incredibly hardworking and very grounded.” (Legal 500 2019)
      • “Ferociously intelligent; he punches above his weight.” (Legal 500 2019)
      • “He has expertise in employment, company and insolvency matters and receives praise for his thoughtful, measured approach and impressive advocacy style”(Chambers UK 2018)
      • “He is an outstanding draftsman and offers clear, robust and commercial advice.” (Chambers UK 2018)
      • “He has a powerful intellect and his analysis is faultless.” (Chambers UK 2018)
      • “He has great intellect and is good on his feet.” (Chambers UK 2017)
      • “He is very clever, good with clients and highly approachable.” (Chambers UK 2017)
      •  “An excellent advocate, who provides clear and pragmatic advice in conference.”(Chambers UK 2016)
      • “A man with a huge brain, but he’s not unapproachable or difficult to deal with.” (Chambers UK 2016)

  • Recent-Experience

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      • • Defending the directors of a property development company from a £700k+ deceit claim brought by an investor.
      • A high value unfair-prejudice petition brought by a pharmacist and defending a £35m cross-claim (led by John Randall QC).
      • Acting for five directors, defending a £1m claim for breach of fiduciary duty brought by liquidators.
      • A £1.5m unlawful dividends claim against three directors of an engineering company.
      • A £3m misfeasance claim against the UK subsidiary of a US photo-printing company.
      • A £5m misfeasance claim.
      • A High Court claim about who owned a company, involving allegations of fraud. Anticipated to last 11 days, the trial settled after Rob cross-examined the claimants’ witnesses over five days. (sole counsel)
      • A £2m claim under a share sale and purchase agreement, involving allegations of fraud. (led by Ed Pepperall QC)
      • Advising an insolvency practitioner where a company was the victim of frauds committed by many employees
      • An application to prevent majority shareholders amending a company’s articles to a departing executive’s detriment. (sole counsel)
      • A claim to set aside an expert determination for lack of independence (led by Lawrence Cohen QC)
      • A substantial dispute between a departing LLP member and an accountancy firm. (sole counsel)
      • Advising the victims of chequebook and email frauds (sole counsel)
      • Numerous applications for interim relief, including freezing orders.
      • Applications for committal.

  • Specialist-Areas

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  • Qualifications-and-Appointments

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      • MA (Cantab.), Law with European Legal Studies, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, First Class

  • Professional-Associations

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      • Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
      • Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association (MCCBA)

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