Lottie PyperCalled to the Bar 2017
Lottie has been a tenant at South Square since October 2018.
Lottie has a broad practice spanning all of Chambers’ core specialisms, including complex restructurings, all types of insolvency matters, domestic and offshore commercial litigation, banking and finance, company law and bankruptcy.
Lottie is highly experienced at advising on court-supervised restructurings, and was involved in several of the first restructuring plans to be proposed under Part 26A of the Companies Act 2006. She has advised on numerous schemes of arrangement and restructuring plans, including CFG, Markel Catco, Virgin Active, Virgin Atlantic Airways, The Equitable Life Assurance Society, NN2 Newco and Noble.
Lottie is regularly instructed in commercial litigation. She is currently instructed in a multi-million dollar claim in the Cayman Islands concerning breach of fiduciary duty, unlawful means conspiracy, dishonest assistance and knowing receipt. Previous instructions range from representing the liquidators of Force India as sole counsel, responding to a claim advanced within the liquidation, to acting as junior counsel for the claimant in Snoras v Antonov, a fraud claim seeking to recover €492 million.
Lottie frequently appears in the High Court and the County Court, and has particular experience of making applications under the Insolvency Act 1986, including applications seeking to disapply the usual Insolvency Rules 2016 to accommodate the unusual features of the company in question (such as the very large creditor populations of CashEuroNet and Welcome Financial Services). She regularly represents both creditors and debtors, including high-net-worth individuals, in personal insolvency matters.
In 2022 Lottie was named in the INSOL Young Practitioner Spotlight as a young talent in the insolvency industry.
Lottie holds a First Class degree in English Literature from Oxford University and a Distinction on the Graduate Diploma in Law from City University. She was called to the Bar as a Bedingfield Scholar, Gray’s Inn’s most prestigious award.