Robert Mundy
Call: 2008
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Commercial & Chancery Litigation Profile

Receiving praise for his “thoughtful, measured approach and impressive advocacy style” (Chambers UK 2018), 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 contract law practice. His recent cases include a high-value unfair prejudice petition and defending a £35m cross-claim, a challenge to a £19m proof of debt and several high-value misfeasance claims.

Rob has particular expertise in company and boardroom disputes. Solicitors instruct him regularly in unfair prejudice petitions, and disputes about directors’ duties, restrictive covenants and confidential information.

Insolvency cases make up a substantial proportion of Rob’s work.

  • What-the-Directories-Say

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      • "He is thoughtful and brilliant – a man to go to for advice on complex and technical legal disputes." (Chambers UK 2019)
      • "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)
      •  “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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      • A high value unfair-prejudice petition brought by a pharmacist and defending a £35m cross-claim (led by John Randall QC).
      • Acting for the bankrupt in a challenge to a £19m proof of debt.
      • A high value unfair-prejudice petition over a property-development company (led by John Randall QC).
      • Several other unfair-prejudice petitions.
      • A £1.5m dispute about an alleged oral variation to an option agreement entered by shareholders (sole counsel).
      • 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. 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. (led by Ed Pepperall QC)
      • A substantial good leaver/bad leaver dispute (sole counsel) and defending a related claim to enforce an alleged £4m share purchase agreement (led by John Randall QC)
      • 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)
      • A £800k cross-border restrictive covenants claim. (led by Ed Pepperall QC)
      • A £300k restrictive covenants claim. (sole counsel)
      • Numerous applications for interim relief, including freezing orders.

  • Reported-Cases

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  • 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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