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

Roseanna has a broad practice across all of South Square’s areas of expertise, including insolvency and restructuring (both domestic and cross-border), commercial litigation, company law, and banking and financial services.

Roseanna regularly appears as sole counsel in the High Court and in the County Court. She has experience in making insolvency related applications, as well as applications under the Company Act 2006 and the Civil Procedure Rules.

She has also acted as junior counsel to many of the silks in Chambers. Most recently, she was led on a jurisdictional challenge application acting for Etihad Airways in Etihad Airways PJSC v Prof. Dr. Lucas Flöther (on behalf of Air Berlin plc, in Administration) [2019] EWHC 3107 (Comm) (led by Robin Dicker QC). She has also worked with Daniel Bayfield QC on an urgent application to restrain presentation of a winding up petition, and assisted Felicity Toube QC in giving advice to board members on issues arising out of an intercompany loan.

In addition, Roseanna also undertakes drafting and advisory work in all of Chambers’ core areas. She has recently drafted a defence and mediation statement on a £4.7 million claim relating to an alleged payment of a dividend, drafted a witness statement in Part 8 claims for directions relating to an insolvent estate, and provided advice on a joint venture agreement. She also advises on matters arising in other common law jurisdictions, and has recently advised on and drafted documents for a Jersey based claim.

Roseanna is also currently supporting the Independent Third Party to address complaints from small business customer of RBS’s Global Restructuring Group.

During her second year of practice Roseanna undertook a 6-month secondment in the litigation department at Shearman & Sterling. Here she gained invaluable experience working on a variety of commercial disputes, including an expert determination of a $200 million closing account dispute in a M&A transaction, an arbitration of a multi-national construction dispute, competition law claims in the CAT, shareholder claims in a large-scale fraud, as well as a Part 8 claim involving issues of EU law and the nature of comfort letters.

Prior to joining Chambers, Roseanna obtained a first-class honours degree in History from King’s College London, and a masters degree in medieval history from Oxford University. During her undergraduate, Roseanna also spent 6-months at Auckland University in New Zealand. Roseanna 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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