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Maria Harris

T: +44 20 7809 2702 M: +44 7584 327 489 Email Maria | vCard Office: London

Maria Harris Associate

Contact details

Maria Harris

Maria Harris
Associate

T: +44 20 7809 2702 M: +44 7584 327 489 Email Maria | vCard Office: London

Maria is an associate in the commercial litigation team with experience of acting for corporate and individual clients in high value, complex and multi-jurisdictional litigation.
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Maria has acted on a range of complex commercial disputes within the banking, hospitality and media sectors.

Recent work includes: seeking permission to appeal from the Court of Appeal; defending a $50 million+ breach of warranty claim; advising policyholders in respect of business interruption losses arising out of Covid-19; enforcing a US judgment in England worth $70 million; defending a high net worth individual in a fraud claim; and advising a high-profile client on civil claims arising out of historic criminal acts.

Maria is currently acting in claims against Visa and Mastercard brought on behalf of over 1,000 claimants.

  • Finance litigation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Private wealth

European bank

Acting for a European bank in respect of a $70 million claim including seeking permission to appeal from the Court of Appeal.

Enforcement of a US judgment

Acting for a US lender with respect to the enforcement of a US judgment worth $70 million against a judgment debtor in the UK.

Borrower default

Defending a corporate borrower in respect of a defaulted loan against a European bank which engaged issues of limitation.

Inter-dealer broker dispute

Acting for an inter-dealer broker in respect of a loan dispute.

More: Finance litigation

Interchange fee claims

Acting for numerous hospitality and retail companies in competition claims brought against Visa and MasterCard for unlawful interchange fees set by the card schemes.

Business interruption claims

Advising policyholders within the hospitality sector in respect of their coverage position against insurers in terms of business interruption losses arising out of Covid-19.

Fraudulent misrepresentation

Defending a high net worth individual in a complex fraudulent misrepresentation claim. The proceedings included issues concerning capacity to litigate and compliance with a freezing order.

Breach of warranty

Acting for a number of individuals in defence of a £50m+ breach of warranty claim.

Equitable unjust enrichment

Advising a high-profile client in relation to civil claims arising out of historic criminal acts. The advice focused on equitable unjust enrichment, in particular assertions of undue influence and an unconscionable bargain.

More: Dispute resolution

Fraudulent misrepresentation

Defending a high net worth individual in a complex fraudulent misrepresentation claim. The proceedings included issues concerning capacity to litigate and compliance with a freezing order.

Breach of warranty

Acting for a number of individuals in defence of a £50 million+ breach of warranty claim.

Equitable unjust enrichment

Advising a high-profile client in relation to civil claims arising out of historic criminal acts. The advice focused on equitable unjust enrichment, in particular assertions of undue influence and an unconscionable bargain.

More: Private wealth

  • Banks and banking

European bank

Acting for a European bank in respect of a $70 million+ claim for specific performance including seeking permission to appeal from the Court of Appeal.

Enforcement of a US judgment

Acting for a US lender with respect to the enforcement of a $70 million US judgment against a judgment debtor in the UK.

Borrower default

Defending a corporate borrower in respect of a defaulted loan against a European bank which engaged issues of limitation.

Inter-dealer broker dispute

Acting for an inter-dealer broker in respect of a loan dispute.

More: Banks and banking

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