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Abra Bompas

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Abra Bompas is recommended in Chambers & Partners Commercial Dispute Resolution, and in Who’s Who Legal for Company and Partnership.  Her practice covers the broad spectrum of commercial dispute resolution in the High Court (both led and unled) and the Court of Appeal, as well as in international arbitration.

Abra often acts for clients in disputes arising in (but not limited to) the banking and finance sector (including insolvencies and mis-selling), in contractual claims across a range of industries, in share sale / warranty claims, shareholder actions and fraud claims. Abra was also seconded to the FSA (now FCA).

Abra is currently acting as part of the One Essex Court counsel team led by Laurence Rabintowitz KC, Charles Graham KC and Jamie Goldsmith KC the Claimant in SKAT v Solo Capital Partners LLP and Others. The Danish Customs and Tax Administration authority’s claim is for US$1.4 billion and has been brought against c. 100 defendants. It arises out of three related alleged international conspiracies to deceive the authority. The claims are pleaded under English law, alternatively Danish law. The case was named one of “The Top 20 Cases of 2021” by The Lawyer.

Abra appeared for SKAT before the Supreme Court, as part of the team that secured a unanimous judgment that SKAT’s claims in the Commercial Court did not infringe the common law rule against the enforcement of foreign revenue and public law.

  • Examples of Recent Cases

    • Arbitration

      • LCIA proceedings
        Acted, with David Cavender QC on behalf of the Claimants in LCIA proceedings arising out of the breakdown of a joint venture for the development of synthetic diamond production.
      • ICC proceedings
        Acted, with Rhodri Davies QC on behalf of the Respondents to ICC proceedings (circa US$60m) between the joint venture partners of a Nigerian off-shore oil field.  Abra also acted for the Respondents in related Commercial Court injunctive proceedings, pursuant to s44 of the Arbitration Act 1996. 
      • UNCITRAL Proceedings
        Acted, with Richard Boulton QC, for the Insured in a US$ 25million arbitration against its Insurers in Hong Kong for an indemnity under a fidelity insurance policy. Employees of the Insured entered into a complex fraud involving aluminium trading on the London Metal Exchange resulting in losses to the Insured of over $37million. The issues in the claim involve both resolution of factual disputes as to the fraud and the proper construction of the insurance policy. The insurance policy is governed by Hong Kong law.
      • ICC Proceedings
        Acted with David Wolfson QC, for the Respondent in a claim for breach of contract relating to the acquisition of a generator for an Indian power station.
      • LCIA Proceedings
        As part of a Chambers’ counsel team led by Anthony de Garr Robinson, Abra assisted in advising and drafting the Request for Arbitration and Statement of Claim in a significant international arbitration for an investment fund.
      • Arbitral Secretary under the LCIA Rules, ICC Rules and the UNCITRAL Rules: Acted as arbitral secretary for Alan Redfern and Peter Lever in various arbitrations. The arbitrations involved interim applications for injunctions, security for costs, security for the claim and peremptory orders. The arbitrations included breaches of Share Purchase Agreements and Licence Agreements; construction of Joint Venture agreements; and price review agreements.
    • Banking and Financial Services

      • Bilta (UK) Limited (In Liquidation) & 14 Ors v. (1) SVS  Securities, (5) Tradition Financial Services Ltd
        Acting, with David Wolfson QC and Laurence Emmett, for D5, which is accused of brokering trades in EU carbon credits. It is said that the trades were carried out by TFS’s clients to facilitate VAT fraud. Very serious allegations of dishonesty are made against both brokers and senior managers, including individuals who have been highly promoted since the events in question. The case involves considering support for carbon reductions, the inter-dealer brokering business, as well as detailed accountancy evidence concerning carbon trades and the treatment of VAT.  The case also raises novel points of law in relation to limitation.  Originally listed for 5-weeks commencing in April 2020,  D5 successfully applied to adjourn the trial as a result of the difficulties it would face in participating in a virtual hearing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
      • Dana Gas PJSC v (1) Dana Gas Sukuk Limited, (2) Deutsche Trustee Company Limited, (3) Deutsche Bank AG, (4) Commercial International Bank (Egypt) SAE, (5) BlackRock Global Allocation Fund, Inc
        Acted, as part of a chambers team, for the Claimant challenging the validity of an US $850 million Islamic finance transaction.  The dispute involved a parent “Mudarabah agreement” governed by UAE law, which was intended to be Sharia law compliant, and a related Purchase Undertaking governed by English law.  The case also gave rise to complex procedural and jurisdictional disputes between the Sharjah Court in the UAE and the English Court, resulting in anti-suit injunctions being granted at different times in both jurisdictions, as well as applications to set aside a judgment and for permission to appeal.
      • Navitech Hellas SA v (1) Credit Suisse (UK) Limited, (2) Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, (3) Credit Suisse International
        Acted, with Alain Choo-Choy QC, for the Claimant, the personal investment company of a Greek ship owner, in a US$ 36million claim in the Commercial Court arising out of alleged fraudulent mis-selling of complex derivative structures. Following the collapse of Lehmans in September 2008 the Claimant lost the substantial value of its investments. The claim alleged breach of contract and breach of statutory duty on the part of the bank in failing to advise the Claimant of the risks involved in the structures, and fraudulent and/or negligent misrepresentation on the part of the individuals at the bank in relation to the structures.  The claim settled at the start of trial.
      • Advised, with David Wolfson QC, a group of shareholders on the restructuring and refinancing of a foreign telecommunications company which they had invested in as part of a joint venture with a third party. The issues which arose included the construction of a shareholders’ agreement with the third party and the company’s Articles; and the construction of the financial agreements including the relationship between guarantees and equity undertakings which the parties had entered into with the company’s banks, and the rights of the shareholders and the company to enforce those agreements against the third party.
      • Geys v. Société Générale, London Branch [2012] UKSC 63 
        Acted successfully for the former MD, European Fixed Income Sales of the Defendant Bank (with David Cavender QC), before the Supreme Court in proceedings arising out of the termination of his employment contract.  The case related to his entitlement to a substantial (£10m) bonus based on profitable trades undertaken by his team in the years prior to termination.  It required a determination of the construction of his employment contract and of two matters of general importance: 1) whether a contract of employment terminates automatically on an express dismissal or, alternatively, terminates at the election of the innocent party; and (2) whether a contractual provision allowing an employer to make a payment in lieu of notice dispenses with the requirement for an employer to notify the employee of the termination, or dispenses only with the notice period.
      • Sir Keith Mills & Another v Coutts & Co
        Assisted Anthony Robinson QC with the trial preparation on behalf of the bank, defending claims for breach of contract, professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of statutory duty arising out of the alleged mis-selling of financial investments.  The issues in the case included the forseeability of the risk of the investment and the basis upon which any damages should be calculated.
      • Advised, with David Wolfson QC, a group of companies on limitation issues in relation to misrepresentation, negligence and breach of contract claims they were seeking to bring against a bank that had mis-sold them interest rate swaps.
      • Advised and drafted a defence for a bank in relation to a claim for over £850,000 in respect of allegedly unauthorised currency options purchased by the bank on behalf of the claimant. The claim was defended on the grounds that the transactions had been authorised by the claimant in advance, or subsequently authorised and adopted by the claimant.
      • Acted in various cases for Barclays Bank relating to alleged mis-selling of interest rate swap agreements.
      • Undertook a four-month secondment to the General Counsel’s Division of the FSA, advising on the implementation of the regulator’s new liquidity regime (formulated following the 2008 financial crisis) for banks, building societies and investment firms (BIPRU 12 of the FSA Handbook). Worked with the FSA’s Prudential Policy, Prudential Risk and Supervision Divisions to respond to firms, assess waiver applications, and address legal, factual and policy-centred issues that encompassed questions of contract and company law, public law and statutory construction.
    • Breach of Warranty

      • Acted, with Neil Kitchener QC, in advising and drafting a defence on behalf of a warrantor in respect of a claim for fraudulent breach of warranty and fraudulent misrepresentation arising out a share sale agreement. The director had failed to disclose certain manufacturing processes used by a subsidiary of the company were in breach of its contracts with third parties. The claim involved issues of contractual construction, causation, and allegations of breach of director’s duty.
      • Acted for the former owner and director of a company in a claim for an indemnity under a share-sale agreement relating to the sale of an motor insurance company following an FSA investigation into the mis-selling of insurance policies. The indemnity claim was brought as a counterclaim to the director’s claim for breach of contract and wrongful dismissal in relation to the termination of his employment with the company after the share-sale.
    • Civil Fraud

      • SKAT v Solo Capital Partners LLP and Others
        Acting, with other members of a One Essex Court counsel team led by Michael Fealy QC and Jamie Goldsmith QC, for the Danish Customs and Tax Administration authority in high profile US$1.5 billion claims against c. 100 defendants arising out of an alleged international conspiracy to deceive the authority.  The claims are pleaded under English law, alternatively Danish law.  The case was named one of “The Top 20 Cases of 2021” by The Lawyer.
      • Langston Group Corp & Samir Hammam v Cardiff City Football Club Limited & Vincent Tan
        Acting, with Neil Kitchener QC for Claimants in Commercial Court proceedings.  The Claimants seek damages against CCFC and its owner, Mr Tan, in relation to a £22 million settlement agreement between Langston Group and CCFC which they say was procured by fraudulent misrepresentations.  Mr Hammam also claims damages against CCFC for breaches of his rights to be the Life President of CCFC pursuant to the settlement agreement.  The case is the latest in the long running dispute between Langston/Mr Hammam, and CCFC/Mr Tan, following proceedings between the parties in 2007 and 2015 (in which Abra also acted).  
      • Yukos Finance B.V. and Others v Lynch and Others [2019] EWHC 2621 (Comm)
        Acted successfully for the Fifth Defendant in a £35 million claim governed by Russian law arising out of an auction of Yukos Oil’s assets in Russia in 2007.  The claim was brought by the former management of Yuko Oil.  The Fifth Defendant was a former senior employee of a Russian investment bank that participated, as part of a consortium, in the auction.  As well as raising issues under Article 1064 of the Russian Civil Code, the case raised complex issues of causation and limitation under Russian law, and the respective liabilities of employers and employees under Article 1068 of the Russian Civil Code. The Lawyer named the case one of “The Top 20 Cases of 2019”.  
      • Navitech Hellas SA v Credit Suisse (UK) Limited & Ors
        Acted, with Alain Choo-Choy QC, for the Claimant, the personal investment company of a Greek ship owner, in a US$ 36million claim in the Commercial Court arising out of alleged fraudulent mis-selling of complex derivative structures. Following the collapse of Lehmans in September 2008 the Claimant lost the substantial value of its investments. The claim alleged breach of contract and breach of statutory duty on the part of the bank in failing to advise the Claimant of the risks involved in the structures, and fraudulent and/or negligent misrepresentation on the part of the individuals at the bank in relation to the structures.  The claim settled at the start of trial.
      • UNCITRAL Proceedings
        Acted, with Richard Boulton QC, for the Insured in a US$ 25million arbitration against its Insurers in Hong Kong for an indemnity under a fidelity insurance policy. Employees of the Insured entered into a complex fraud involving aluminium trading on the London Metal Exchange resulting in losses to the Insured of over $37million. The issues in the claim involve both resolution of factual disputes as to the fraud and the proper construction of the insurance policy. The insurance policy is governed by Hong Kong law. 
      • Acted, with David Cavender QC, for the claimant in a Commercial Court debt claim for unpaid invoices relating to the supply of computer network switches. Relying on the fraud of its own employee, the defendant brought a counterclaim for restitution of £15 million it paid to the claimant.
      • Vald. Nielsen Holdings & Ors v Mr Baldorino & Ors
        Acting, with Richard Boulton QC, for the former shareholders of an information technology company in a claim against a number of former following a private-equity backed management buy-out. The claim is based upon fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duty on the part of the former directors in withholding material information as to the value of the company from the shareholders prior to the sale.
      • Assisted in advising a bank on its potential claims for bribery and breach of fiduciary duty against its employee arising out of the employee’s procurement of bank loans to a group of connected individuals.
      • (1) Wyly and (2) Dyer v (1) David and (2) Besos Concierge Limited
        Acted for a couple bringing proceedings against their former lifestyle manager and wedding planner who misappropriated the wedding funds.
    • Commercial Fraud

      • Yukos Finance B.V. and Others v Lynch and Others [2019] EWHC 2621 (Comm)
        Acted successfully for the Fifth Defendant in a £35 million claim governed by Russian law arising out of an auction of Yukos Oil’s assets in Russia in 2007.  The claim was brought by the former management of Yuko Oil.  The Fifth Defendant was a former senior employee of a Russian investment bank that participated, as part of a consortium, in the auction.  As well as raising issues under Article 1064 of the Russian Civil Code, the case raised complex issues of causation and limitation under Russian law, and the respective liabilities of employers and employees under Article 1068 of the Russian Civil Code. The Lawyer named the case one of “The Top 20 Cases of 2019”. 
      • GT Limited v McLaren Automotive Ltd and Others [2018] EWHC 3209 (Comm)
        Acted for the Defendants with Zoe O’Sullivan QC, for the McLaren group in an expedited Commercial court dispute between the supercar manufacturer and one of its supplier, CRS.  CRS alleged that it had certain contractual rights in relation to two McLaren race cars which are eligible to race in the GT3 and GT4 race series respectively.  The case centred on issues of contractual formation and construction and involved a complex mandatory interim injunction.
      • Langston Group Corp & Samir Hammam v Cardiff City Football Club Limited & Vincent Tan
        Acted, with Neil Kitchener QC for Claimants in Commercial Court proceedings.  The Claimants seek damages against CCFC and its owner, Mr Tan, in relation to a £22 million settlement agreement between Langston Group and CCFC which they say was procured by fraudulent misrepresentations.  Mr Hammam also claims damages against CCFC for breaches of his rights to be the Life President of CCFC pursuant to the settlement agreement.  The case is the latest in the long running dispute between Langston/Mr Hammam, and CCFC/Mr Tan, following proceedings between the parties in 2007 and 2015 (in which Abra also acted).  
      • Lady Nina Bracewell Smith v. Linklaters LLP & Deloittes
        Acted for the Claimant, with Neil Kitchener QC, in a £12.5 million professional negligence claim in the Commercial Court.  The claim arose out negligent legal and/or tax advice given to the Claimant in connection with the sale of her shares in Arsenal Holdings Plc to KSE Inc in 2011.
      • American Leisure Group v Sir David Garrad & Ors
        Acted, with Stephen Auld QC for two former directors in a $200 million claim made against them by the company.  The company alleges that the former directors were negligent and/or in breach of their fiduciary duty to the company in allowing the company to complete an IPO on AIM in late 2007.  The case has involved interim applications by the claimant for relief from sanctions for non-compliance with Orders of the court.
      • Langston Group Corp v Cardiff City Football Club Limited & Vincent Tan
        Acted, with Neil Kitchener QC for the Claimant in seeking to enforce a Settlement Agreement.  Ds alleged that the Settlement Agreement was entered into by the parties on the basis of a common mistake.  Ds brought a counterclaim for deceit.
      • Thinc Group Limited v Livingstone & Comerford
        Acted, with Conall Patton, for a financial services company in defending a counterclaim for breach of contract.
      • Ackerman v. Ackerman [2011] EWHC 3428
        Acted, with Neil Kitchener QC in a 3 week expedited trial, to challenge an expert determination on the grounds of departure by the expert from his instructions, bias and impartiality. The expert determination was in respect of the division of a significant property empire. Issues in the case included the value of the properties and breaches of director’s duties. The case involved interim applications for an injunction to preserve assets, an order for delivery up of documents, and security for costs. Abra was also acted in the application for permission to appeal, including the oral hearing ([2012] EWCA Civ 768) at which leave for an expedited Appeal was granted.  
      • Acted as part of a barrister team in advising on bringing an arbitration claim in London arising out of the misappropriation of Russian assets on behalf of the Russian state. The advice included consideration of possible causes of action and bases for jurisdiction, as well as evidence gathering. Consideration was given to the protection of the claim, which was vested in Russian companies; options explored included assignment of the claim and the winding up of the Russian companies in London.
      • Advised, with Neil Kitchener QC, a foreign government on terms of an agreement excluding any possible liability, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, arising from the sale of ex-military hardware.
      • Acted, with Michael Sullivan QC, for the Defendant international finance companies in a US$2.5million claim in the Commercial Court concerning the construction of the container lease agreement and purchase agreement, including in an application for Interim Payment pursuant to Rule 25.6 CPR.
    • Company and Insolvency

      • In the Matter of Crown Holdings (London) Ltd (In Liq) and Crown Currency Exchange Ltd (In Liq) [2015] EWHC 1876 (CH)
        Acted for the liquidators on a s112 applications (IA 1986) to determine whether certain monies paid to the companies immediately before their insolvency was held on trust for the payors.  The issues in the case included whether an party’s equity to rescind a contract for fraud could be exercised after a corporate insolvency, and whether sums paid to a company after it was inevitable that the company could provide no consideration for that payment were held on trust by the company on receipt.
      • Advised, with David Wolfson QC, a group of shareholders on the construction of a shareholders’ agreement and their options to amend or vary the agreement to assist in the refinancing and restructuring of a foreign telecommunications company in which they had invested with a third party. The third party was refusing to contribute any further equity or financial assistance, but was protected from dilution of its shareholding by the provisions of the shareholders’ agreement.
      • Advised, with Lord Grabiner QC, a group of shareholders on strategies to avoid a corporate takeover.
      • Acted, with Neil Kitchener QC, in advising and preparing a defence for a director in respect of a claim arising out of alleged breaches of his director’s duties for failing to disclose certain matters to the rest of the board and failing to procure that the company did not use particular manufacturing processes which were in breach of its contracts with third parties.
      • Acted for and advised a minority shareholder in bringing proceedings under section 994 of the Companies Act 2006 following his exclusion from the management of the company in breach of the shareholders’ agreements.
      • Assisted Neil Kitchener in advising and drafting particulars of claim on behalf of an administrator against the company’s former directors and companies associated with them, to set aside a sale at an undervalue and breaches of section 238 and 429 of the Insolvency Act, and for breaches by the directors of their duties.
    • Privacy

      • Acted for a former employee and a company owned by his former colleague to defend a claim brought by their former employer arising out of alleged misuse of confidential information and breach of restrictive covenants following the termination of the employee’s employment. The former employee and company were able to secure a successful settlement of the case after an aggressive application for summary judgment or strike out of the claim.
      • Acting for a former employee to defend a claim brought by his former employee arising out of alleged misuse of confidential information after the expiry of restrictive covenants in his former employment contract.
      • Various Test Claimants v News Group Newspapers Ltd
        Acting as part of the counsel team for News Group Newspapers in relation to claims arising out of the activities of Glenn Mulcaire and The News of the World, including voicemail interception.  The key legal issues in the claims relate to misuse of confidential information, breaches of the Data Protection Act and harassment.
    • Jurisdiction and Conflict of Laws

      • Acting, as part of a multi-jurisdictional team, to challenge the jurisdiction of the BVI courts on behalf of a Russian individual in respect of claims relating to alleged wrong doing in Russia, where companies in the holding structure of Russian real-estate were incorporated in the BVI.
      • Advised, with Neil Kitchener QC, an international bank on a strategy to protect itself from the appropriation of its assets as the result of a fraudulent claim made against it in Russia. The Russian claim arose out of the assignment by the bank of a loan it had previously made to a Russian company. The case required consideration of available jurisdictions available under the banking agreements, as well as causes of action which could be brought in those jurisdictions and how the conflicts of laws rules would be applied in those jurisdictions.
    • Contempt Proceedings

      • Acted for the judgment creditor in bringing a contempt application to procure the compliance of the judgment debtor with its obligations under an order for judgment.
      • Acted to successfully oppose a contempt application made against a judgment debtor who had failed to comply with a  court order made under CPR part 71 to attend to answer questions as to his assets.
      • Acted, with Neil Kitchener QC, to successfully oppose a contempt application brought against a firm of City solicitors and the senior bank employees instructing them by a defendant to fraud proceedings brought by the bank who alleged that the City solicitors had dishonestly signed their witness statements.
    • Energy and Natural Resources

      • For the Respondents, with Rhodri Davies QC, in Commercial Court proceedings for injunctive relief pursuant to section 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996.  The dispute arose from an ICC arbitration, worth circa US $60 million, between the joint venture partners of a Nigerian off-shore oil field.
      • Eni Ltd v CNR International (UK) Limited
        For CNR, with Jeffery Onions QC, in expedited part 8 Commercial Court proceedings arising out of the proper construction of the Joint Operating Agreement and the Unit Operating Agreement between the parties. The parties jointly hold a petroleum production licence for a tract of the Ninian Field on the UK Continental Shelf.  The questions of construction relate to the parties’ rights under the agreements, and the subsequent amendments to those agreements, in circumstances where one party is seeking to transfer its interests in the licence to a third party.
    • Injunctions / jurisdiction challenges

      • Abra is currently acting as part of the One Essex Court counsel team led by Laurence Rabintowitz KC, Charles Graham KC and Jamie Goldsmith QC the Claimant in SKAT v Solo Capital Partners LLP and Others.  The Danish Customs and Tax Administration authority’s claim is for US$1.5 billion and has been brought against c. 100 defendants.  It arises out of an alleged international conspiracy to deceive the authority.  The claims are pleaded under English law, alternatively Danish law.  The claim involve numerous worldwide freezing orders, and the Claimant has secured orders in various jurisdictions including the Isle of Man for the disclosure of information.   
      • GT Limited v McLaren Automotive Ltd and Others [2018] EWHC 3209 (Comm)
        Acted for the Defendant with Zoe O’Sullivan QC, for the McLaren group in an expedited Commercial court dispute between the supercar manufacturer and one of its supplier, CRS.  CRS alleged that it had certain contractual rights in relation to two McLaren race cars which are eligible to race in the GT3 and GT4 race series respectively.  The case involved a complex mandatory interim injunction pending the expedited trial.
      • Marex v (1) Creative Finance Limited (2) Cosmorex Limited
        Acted, with Alain Choo-Choy QC, in obtaining post-judgment freezing orders against two judgement debtors and in obtaining disclosure of the debtors financial records from various banks and financial institutions following their non-compliance with the freezing order.
      • Acted, with Neil Kitchener QC, in Ackerman v Ackerman [2011] EWHC 3428, an expedited trial challenging an expert determination. The case involved a number of interim applications including applications for an injunction to preserve assets, an order for delivery up of documents, and security for costs.
      • Acted to obtain an interim anti-harassment injunction on behalf of a judgement debtor against the judgement creditors on the basis that they were seeking to enforce their judgement by unlawful means.
    • Tax and Revenue

      • Reed Employment Plc v HMRC
        Acted on behalf of the Revenue, led by Malcolm Gammie QC, in an appeal by Reed against the tax and NIC liabilities of their agency workers who had participated in a travel tax relief scheme. The appeal concerned the application of section 338 of ITEPA 2003, the operation and effect of the grant of Dispensation by HMRC under Section 65 ITEPA. The jurisdiction of the First Tier Tribunal to consider a party's legitimate expectation was also in issue. The jurisdiction of the First Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal had been in issue at an earlier stage when the two Tribunals sat as a single body to consider their jurisdiction to hear the substantive judicial review proceedings simultaneously with the statutory appeal: Reed Employment Plc v HMRC [2010] UKUT B24 (TCC).
      • Assisted in advising on the liability of a seller of a restaurant under a share purchase agreement for NIC contributions from the provision of staff uniforms and the operation of a tronc system in the early 2000s. The issues in the case related to admissions of liability for the purposes of the limitation period, and in particular admissions of liability in without-prejudice negotiations.
  • What the Directories Say

    "Abra is a dedicated member of the team , who is extremely responsive and adept at dealing with the most difficult cases." Chambers & Partners 2024, Global, Dispute Resolution – Commercial UK

    "A barrister who shows exceptional attention to detail, she always makes herself available to help and is a wonderful source of knowledge." Chambers & Partners 2024, Global, Dispute Resolution – Commercial UK

    "Abra is very responsive and fantastic at providing a commercial solution to a problem." Chambers & Partners 2024, Global, Dispute Resolution – Commercial UK

    “Has a huge brain and shows an extraordinary attention to detail. She is very good at thinking about the wider issues in a case and comprehends the commercial consequences surrounding it. ”Chambers & Partners 2023, Global, Dispute Resolution – Commercial UK

    “Abra is extremely bright and tactically astute. She provides insights beyond her year of call. Chambers & Partners 2023, Commercial Dispute Resolution

    Abra “is extremely client-friendly and works well with all team members to create one team atmosphere”. Chambers & Partners 2022, Commercial Dispute Resolution

    Who’s Who Legal, UK Bar 2023 - ranked UK Bar - Company & Partnership Junior

    Who’s Who Legal, Litigation 2022 – ranked Commercial Litigation Future Leader, Non-Partners

    “She is very well prepared and her submissions are very succinct." "Abra is exceptional; her drafting is excellent." Chambers & Partners 2021, Commercial Dispute Resolution

    Abra Bompas is a “dedicated, enthusiastic and very proactive” junior.  She is “a pleasure to work with” and a “very tenacious advocate who does not leave any stone unturned. ”Who’s Who Legal, UK Bar 2020 – ranked Company and Partnership Junior

    Abra Bompas is a “tenacious advocate” who is praised by sources for her “proactive” approach. Who’s Who Legal, Litigation 2019 – ranked Future Leader, Non-Partners:

    “Abra Bompas boasts an excellent dispute resolution practice and is commended for her commercial litigation practice, which features standout expertise in business and financial matters, as well as contractual claims and shareholder disputes.” Who’s Who Legal, Litigation 2018 – ranked Future Leader, Non-Partners

    Who’s Who Legal, UK Bar 2021 - ranked Company and Partnership Junior

    Who’s Who Legal, Litigation 2020 – ranked Future Leader, Non-Partners

    Who’s Who Legal, Litigation 2020 – ranked Future Leader, Non-Partners

    Who’s Who Legal, UK Bar 2020 – ranked Company and Partnership Junior: “Abra Bompas is a “dedicated, enthusiastic and very proactive” junior.  She is “a pleasure to work with” and a “very tenacious advocate who does not leave any stone unturned.”

    Who’s Who Legal, Litigation 2019 – ranked Future Leader, Non-Partners: “Abra Bompas is a “tenacious advocate” who is praised by sources for her “proactive” approach.

    Who’s Who Legal, Litigation: “Abra Bompas boasts an excellent dispute resolution practice and is commended for her commercial litigation practice, which features standout expertise in business and financial matters, as well as contractual claims and shareholder disputes.”

  • Academic Achievements

    Lord Bowen Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn [2006]
    Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn [2006]
    Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn [2007]
    Sunley Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn [2008]

  • Education

    [2003 - 2006] University College London (UCL): BA (Hons) History (First Class with Honours) 
    [2006 - 2007] BPP Law School: GDL (Distinction) 
    [2007 - 2008] BPP Law School: BVC (Very Competent) 

  • Outside Interests

    Member of the Tiffany Circle fundraising initiative for the British Red Cross

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