Roseanna Darcy (née Lagram-Taylor) Called to the Bar 2016

Rose has developed a broad practice across a range of Chambers’ areas of expertise since completing her pupillage in October 2017, including insolvency and restructuring (both domestic and cross-border), banking and finance, insurance, company, general commercial, and offshore work.

She regularly appears in the High Court and the County Court, often making applications relating to both insolvencies and bankruptcies, and she also has experience in applications under the Companies Act 2006 and the Civil Procedure Rules.

Rose also undertakes drafting and advisory work in all Chambers’ core areas. Her most recent work includes drafting a defence and mediation statement on a £4.7million claim relating to an alleged unlawful payment of a dividend, drafting witness statements in a Part 8 claim for directions in a liquidation, and providing advice on a joint venture agreement. Additionally, Rose also advises on matters arising in other common law jurisdictions, and has recently advised on and drafted documents for a Jersey based claim.

As well as undertaking her own work, Rose also assists other members of Chambers as their junior counsel. She has recently assisted Daniel Bayfield QC on an urgent application to restrain presentation of a winding up petition, and has also assisted Felicity Toube QC in giving advice to board members on issues arising out of intercompany loans.

During her pupillage, Rose was exposed to several of the most notable cases members of South Square have been instructed on including the various Waterfall applications both in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, the Ocean Rig restructuring, and Robert Tchenguiz & Ors v Grant Thornton UK LLP & Ors on which she was also instructed to assist in her own right.

Prior to joining Chambers, Rose gained valuable experience working in the General Counsels’ Office at American Express and at Hausfeld law firm, as well as through offering pro bono assistance at Woolwich County Court to tenants during possession hearings with Greenwich Housing Rights.

Rose graduated from King’s College London with a first-class honours degree in History where she also spent 6 months at Auckland University in New Zealand, before obtaining a Master of Studies in Medieval History from Oxford University, and then attaining her GDL and BPTC qualifications. She is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, and is a recipient of their most prestigious award, the Queen Mother Scholarship.

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