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Toby Chandler

Call 2019

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Examples of Toby’s work include:

  • Acting on a $10 million LCIA arbitration in relation to a dredging contract between a Bahamian and American Company. English law and English seated arbitration. (led by Carlo Taczalski)
  • Advised on a multi-party mediation relating to a property development leading to substantial damage to underground services infrastructure (led by Daniel Shapiro QC)
  • Advising a fitness centre as to flood damage and the responsibility for repairs under a commercial lease and related management contracts
  • Advisory work regarding the enforceability of a commercial guarantee against a company director alleged to have suffered undue influence
  • Defence of solicitor accused of fraud and conspiracy by a former client on a commercial sale
  • Proceedings relating to the construction of a bespoke race car for a former celebrity DJ
  • Proceedings to recover sums paid pursuant to an unauthorised directors’ loan account
  • Advised in relation to a fire at a storage facility and potential claims against the owners and the neighboring premises where the fire began
  • During pupillage:
    • A claim arising out of an explosion at a powdered milk factory causing c. £40 million property damage
    • Application to enforce a commercial judgment given in Dubai in the English Courts
    • PJSC VTB Bank v Laptev [2020] EWHC 321 (Ch): Parallel bankruptcy proceedings where the proposed bankrupt was already subject to Russian insolvency proceedings, raising issues as to choice-of-law and jurisdiction
    • Drafted Particulars of Claim seeking declaratory relief that there had been no breach of contract or misrepresentation where it was alleged that ancient Gandharan art sold to the Qatari royal family investment fund was fake
    • Prepared disclosure review documents for a CMC arising out of a major film financing contract
    • Drafted initial advice and the Particulars of Claim in an international dispute arising out of the sale of a £125 million superyacht in Switzerland
    • Drafted the defence in a dispute concerning the renegotiation of a contract to use an oil filtration centre and pipeline in the North Sea
    • Drafted Particulars of Claim, and an application for delivery up of production materials, relating to a television documentary where the relationship between producer and creator had broken down
    • Provided advice on the entitlement of an LLP partner to oppose changes in management structures and whether such rights would be analogous to those held by minority shareholders
    • Drafted advice on shipping disputes relating to a demurrage claim and a damages claim under a bill of lading
    • Drafted research notes on various issues arising out of Raiffiessen v ACE a claim in relation to financing arranged by Ashurst for an Indonesian company. Supported on the disclosure appeal in relation to the scope of legal advice privilege, [2020] EWCA Civ 11
    • Prepared an advice on strike out and a list of issues on litigation in SIB v HSCB Bank relating to dishonesty and the Quincecare duty of care
    • Drafted a skeleton argument for a Cayman Islands appeal as to whether there was jurisdiction to grant Norwich Pharmacal relief in support of foreign proceedings
    • Tugushev v Orlov: a £300 million fraud trial concerning the ownership of a substantial fisheries business. Supported on opposing an application for a s9 Arbitration Act stay; preparing documents for a disclosure review exercise of privileged correspondence going back over a 25-year period; providing advice on the nature of a Hunter v Moss trust arising out of extensive amendments to the pleaded case
    • Drafted a summary judgment application in relation to a commercial guarantee issued by a  Western African state and its central bank raising issues of state immunity and the construction of guarantees and on-demand performance bonds

Selected Cases

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Qualifications


  • City University, BPTC, 2019, Very Competent; Lincoln’s Inn Denning Scholar (2018)
  • University of Bristol, LLB, 2015-2018, First Class
    • Editor in Chief, Bristol Law Review; Chair of Debate for Bristol Law Club; Convener of Bristol Debating Union

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