Isabella joined Hassans in March 2022 and is now a Trainee Barrister in our Litigation Department.
Isabella works closely with the Partners on the Litigation team and under the guidance of Daniel Feetham KC and Darren Martinez. Isabella’s litigation practice involves a number of areas including insolvency (in particular in the insurance and finance sector), commercial disputes and financial investigations work. Isabella is also frequently involved in family law and matrimonial disputes, as well as personal injury and employment matters.
During her training contract, Isabella also joined the Financial Services team under the guidance of Aaron Payas and Anthony Provasoli. Isabella gained extensive knowledge in financial services, advising clients on cryptocurrency, blockchain, e-money and payments. In addition, Isabella assisted in the formation of both Private and Experienced Investor Funds (“EIF’s).
Isabella’s ongoing case load includes financial investigation, cross-border recognition and enforcement, insurance and insolvency work.
The following are examples of work:
- Miracle World Ventures (Globix liquidation) liquidation of a BVI crypto trader and potential claims against directors. The subject of a recent article in the Financial Times: Gibraltar court freezes crypto assets in hunt for missing $43mn | Financial Times (ft.com)
- Hyde, Wild and Simpson as Liquidators of Miracle World Ventures Limited (BVI) applications for recognition under UNCITRAL, leave to serve out of the jurisdiction on director and Persons Unknown (Binance) (ongoing).
- GR123 Insurance Company Limited application for an administration order and subsequent representation of the Joint Administrators in all aspects of the administration including the investigation of potential claims against the directors, auditors, actuaries and claims handlers (ongoing).
- Braganza v Domaine Fund (2020- ongoing) – Claims arising out of the collapse of a major domain name acquisition and development company. Includes complex questions of trust law including the meaning and effect of a Trust Letter on shares purchased by investors.