Toby BrownCalled to the Bar 2005
Toby practices in commercial litigation and arbitration, insolvency and restructuring, banking and financial services, civil fraud and company law. He also has experience of costs law and charity law.
Toby has worked on cases at all levels up to the Supreme Court, as well as in international arbitrations and before the Cayman Islands courts. Much of his work involves cross-border situations or foreign law. For example, since 2014 he has advised and appeared in Primeo v HSBC, a $2bn claim in the Cayman Islands.
Toby trained and initially practised in civil, criminal and family law, obtaining experience of expert evidence in civil matters and appearing in the County Court, Youth, Magistrates and Crown Courts, the Principal Registry of the Family Division and the High Court.
He then moved to South Square in a role supporting various charitable initiatives, including as legal director of the NGO, African Prisons Project. Toby subsequently gained commercial trial experience with Robin Knowles CBE QC in the Chancery Division and the Commercial Court, and in a Supreme Court appeal, followed by a third-six pupillage at chambers.
During 2014, he worked in the Cayman Islands on secondment to Campbells law firm. Toby is a CEDR Accredited Mediator.
Toby is ranked as a leading junior in Legal 500 for Offshore.
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“Super attention to detail, responsive, and very good drafting”
“Toby is a very skilled technical lawyer with a remarkable appetite for hard work. His research work is meticulous. He is tenacious in fighting his client’s corner and will not let points drop if he thinks they may work to his client’s advantage. He is very user friendly: an absolute delight to work with.”
“Has a tremendous ability to think creatively and to create alternative lines of argument that lead to the desired conclusion.”
“He sees the detail and the bigger picture and adds a huge amount of value. He is great fun to work with. I rate him very highly.”
“A creative problem-solver with a highly rigorous and deeply analytical approach”
“Exceptional junior…[with] experience in some of the biggest recent cases in offshore jurisdictions”
“strong junior.…available when needed on particularly heavy matters”