Maria Mulla

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Maria has considerable experience in all aspects of commercial litigation (advisory, interlocutory, and multi day trials) and has experience of conducting the following types of cases:
- Contractual disputes including cases concerning civil fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation and the tort of deceit – Lloyd v Kruger [2018] EWHC 2011 (Comm); and claims where plots of land sold to prospective purchasers never materialised;
- Contractual disputes where arguments raised include the exclusion of liability, pure economic loss, and remoteness Ryder -v-Fisher (2020) (led by Jonathan Hough QC).
- Contractual disputes invoking force majeure clauses in contracts caught by COVID-19;
- Contractual disputes concerning large royalty disputes in the media industry (see Media cv)
- Partnership disputes where breach of statutory and fiduciary duty is alleged;
- Defending a large contractual claim under alleged personal loans and a personal guarantee (arising out of a popular music festival);
- Advising on the enforcement and claim of loans and personal guarantees entered into by a defendant based overseas;
- Disputes concerning the assignment of debts and in particular securitisation of assets;
- Specific experience dealing with appeals dealing with the interpretation of clauses, indemnity provisions, relational economic loss and the Consumer Rights Act 2015 - Vassilliou -v- the NFU Mutual Insurance Society Limited (2018) (Recorder Cohen QC);
- Disputes where complex limitation arguments have been raised in contract, financial services, and the sale of goods -Booker -v-RT Financial Services UK LTD [2016] EWHC 3186, and Cole v Warrington Garages Limited (2020) (DJ Matharu sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court);
- All types of injunctive relief including urgent prohibitory injunctions (for example, preventing a prospective purchaser from proceeding with the purchase of a property and the Land Registry from registering the title) and preventing a gas supplier from preventing the supply of gas- Albany Lions Hotel Limited -v-Opal Gas Limited (2019) HHJ Pelling QC (Sitting as a Judge of the High Court) to a number of commercial properties.
- Urgent freezing injunctions in the High Court (for example, arising out of the alleged breach of fiduciary duty by a director);
- Particular speciality in all aspects of high court enforcement including the enforcement of foreign judgments, orders for the sale of land, charging orders (interim and final), and third party debt orders;
- Legal Advisor to the High Court Enforcement Officers Association;
- Arbitration – experience of advising on and conducting cases in the International Chamber of Commerce dealing with jurisdictional issues and the supply of goods to Brazil. Maria intends to become a fellow of the CIARB and has a real interest in international dispute resolution and international commercial arbitration and mediation. Maria is a member of the Young ICCA.
- Advising on and defending claims of unlawful means conspiracy (presently representing a Director and a Company in a multi party action in excess of GBP 15 million);
- Financial services litigation (including professional negligence and unregulated collective investment schemes, and mortgage mis-selling litigation);
- Specific experience of dealing with a large number of business rates disputes and successfully setting aside a number of liability orders;
- Professional negligence claims and specifically including claims against conveyancers and other legal professionals.
- Litigation experience gained practising as a Foreign Lawyer in Sydney, NSW. Maria is due to be admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales in 2020 where she intends to expand her international experience further.

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