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Maxine Mossman

Maxine Mossman


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Maxine Mossman

Maxine Mossman has extensive experience in complex commercial and corporate litigation, high net worth disputes and fund-related matters. Her clients include financial institutions, private equity funds, trustees and high net worth individuals. Maxine has advised on a number of high value complex matters, both in England and offshore.

Maxine co-leads the London Private Wealth and Trusts Disputes team and has considerable experience of Cayman, Jersey and BVI proceedings.

  • Various v News Group Newspapers (defending News Group in the phone hacking litigation, English Chancery Division)
  • Renova v Gilbertson (acting for Brian Gilbertson and Affinity in relation to a Cayman Islands derivative claim brought by Renova in relation to the misappropriation of assets from a private equity fund, 2017 judgment from the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal)
  • Jakob v Mazur and others (advising an offshore trust company in Insolvency Act proceedings, English Chancery Division)
  • Represented a major European private equity firm in an English Commercial Court breach of warranty claim, settled 2017
  • Terra Firma v Citi (represented Citi in its successful defence of the fraudulent representation claim made by Terra Firma in relation to its USD 2.4bn EMI acquisition, claim discontinued 3 days into 6 week trial in 2016) 

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Career and qualifications

  • Queen's University Belfast (LLB) 1997
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1999
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2001
  • Solicitor Advocate since 2006
  • Partner since 2013

Professional bodies

  • Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates

Awards and citations

  • Sources describe Maxine as “very impressive” noting her ability to “forensically review the case and examine witnesses, and to take tactical decisions.”
    Chambers UK 2018
  • Maxine has acted on many significant disputes both in the UK and in various offshore jurisdictions. One peer remarks: “She is highly regarded. She is very analytical and methodical in her approach.” Another source notes: “She is very bright and runs cases very well. She has a lot of experience in a range of disputes and complex litigation.”
    Chambers HNW 2017
  • Maxine Mossman is “very clever and on top of every detail in a case” who “always looks for a solution”
    The Legal 500 2017
  • The Times Lawyer of the Week
    June 2016
  • L&DR Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards. The award recognises Maxine's and the team's work on the Citi/Terra Firma case and expertise in high-stakes litigation