Patricia Burns’ practice encompasses a wide range of commercial work. As well as appearing in both the High Court and County Courts in her own right, Patricia has experience of complex, high-value litigation and international arbitration.
Notable and recent involvements include:
MetLife Seguros de Retiro SA v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association  EWHC 463 (Comm)
For JP Morgan Chase (with David Wolfson QC) before the Commercial Court (10 days), in a claim concerning the sum paid on the redemption of structured CER-linked notes.
Rawlinson and Hunter Trustees SA v. SFO; Tchenguiz & Anr v. SFO
For the Serious Fraud Office (with Charles Graham QC and Simon Colton), in the highly publicised proceedings before the Commercial Court, defending allegations of malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office, trespass, false imprisonment and breaches of the Human Rights Act. The 12-week trial scheduled for October 2014 was ultimately settled. See the following related judgments concerning Public Interest Immunity and Legal Professional Privilege  EWHC 1102 (Comm) and Security for Costs  EWHC 1103 (Comm).
For the Respondent company (with David Wolfson QC), defending claims of bribery and corruption in connection with the acquisition of valuable mining rights in western Africa.
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