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Becky Gardner

T: +44 20 7809 2927 Email Becky | vCard Office: London

Becky Gardner Senior associate

Contact details

Becky Gardner

Becky Gardner
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2927 Email Becky | vCard Office: London

Becky is a senior associate in the fraud and asset recovery team in London. She acts on high-value commercial disputes with a particular focus on complex cross-border fraud claims. Much of Becky's work involves applications for interim relief, and she has advised clients on freezing injunctions, search and delivery-up orders, gagging orders, disclosure orders and anti-suit injunctions. 
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Becky acts for both claimants and defendants: her clients range from banks and large corporates to individuals. She has particular experience of disputes in the energy and banking and finance sectors.

Almost all of Becky's cases have a cross-border element. She often works alongside local counsel and manages English court proceedings alongside parallel proceedings in other jurisdictions. Becky has previously worked on cases involving the BVI, Hong Kong, the UAE, the Channel Islands, Switzerland, Japan and several South-East Asian jurisdictions.

Becky's most recent work includes acting for defendants in a multi-billion dollar conspiracy to defraud claim in the English Commercial Court, with related proceedings in numerous jurisdictions.

Alongside her fraud and asset recovery work, Becky has advised on professional negligence claims (claimant and defendant side), contractual disputes, financial mis-selling claims and regulatory investigations. 

Becky studied English Literature at Oxford University before training as a lawyer. She spent nearly five years working at a "Magic Circle" law firm in London (including a six-month secondment to a global investment bank) before joining Stephenson Harwood.

  • Fraud and asset recovery
  • Commercial litigation

Conspiracy to defraud claims in the English Commercial Court

Acting for defendants in multi-billion dollar, multi-party claims for conspiracy to defraud in the English Commercial Court, with related proceedings in numerous jurisdictions. 

Application for freezing injunction

In the context of a fraud dispute, defending an application for a freezing injunction over the clients' assets and advising on a parallel injunction in an offshore jurisdiction.

Application for an anti-suit injunction

In the context of a contractual dispute, advising on an anti-suit injunction against a party based outside of the jurisdiction.

Application for search and delivery-up order

In the context of a fraud dispute, advising on a search and delivery-up order and related gagging order.

Enforcement of arbitration award

Advising claimants on the enforcement of a significant arbitration award in England & Wales.

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Breach of contract and breach of confidence claims

Acting for the claimants in high-value claims for breach of contract and trade secrets in the oil and gas sector.

Professional negligence

Acting for the claimants in negligence claims against their former solicitors.

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