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Associate Solicitor

Jack Bassett

Commercial Litigation / Property Litigation / Director & Shareholder Disputes

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Jack Bassett is an experienced solicitor within the Litigation team based at the firm’s West End office.

Having qualified in 2018, Jack boasts a wealth of experience and is a specialist in commercial litigation and civil fraud. Jack’s experience also extends to insolvency matters and commercial property litigation.

Commercial Litigation

  • Jack specialises in complex commercial litigation matters, both domestically and internationally, advising directors and shareholders on a wide range of issues, including breach of commercial contracts, business and partnership disputes, company finance agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and breach of directors’ duties as well as matters related to indemnities and warranties.
  • Jack is skilled in addressing the unique challenges associated with cross-border litigation, such as jurisdictional issues, conflicts of law, and enforcement of foreign judgments. His comprehensive understanding of various legal systems allows him to provide clients with effective and tailored solutions to complex multi-jurisdictional disputes.
  • Jack provides expert advice in relation to interim remedies including obtaining or resisting injunctions including freezing injunctions and specific performance. Jack’s expertise extends to corporate governance matters, contractual interpretation, and dispute resolution mechanisms including mediation and arbitration.

Civil Fraud

  • Jack is well-versed in civil fraud matters, providing critical legal advice on issues relating to fraud, misrepresentation, deceit, and other forms of economic tort. Jack takes a holistic approach to his practice, providing effective solutions for clients facing challenges in this complex field. His experience includes urgent ex-parte applications, in particular freezing injunctions to prevent the dissipation of assets and advising clients on asset protection strategies to safeguard their interests in the event of fraud or other unlawful activities, as well as asset tracing and the enforcement of judgments against fraudulent entities.

Insolvency

  • Jack’s insolvency practice encompasses a broad range of matters. He has extensive experience in handling insolvency-related litigation, such as insolvency claims, winding-up petitions, and statutory demands.
  • Jack also provides strategic advice on director misfeasance claims and counsels clients on issues involving insolvent companies in administration and liquidation and recovering debts amidst insolvency. Jack’s experience also includes advising on the appointment of receivers and taking steps to protect secured assets.
  • Jack’s comprehensive understanding of the Insolvency Act 1986 and the Insolvency Rules 2016, as well as relevant case law enables him to provide his clients with pragmatic solutions to complex insolvency disputes.

Property Litigation

  • With a strong foundation in commercial property law, Jack regularly advises clients in commercial property disputes. His expertise extends to commercial lease renewals and the determination of business tenancies, including forfeiture as well as claims for dilapidations, and rent arrears recovery.
  • Jack has a thorough understanding of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, providing strategic advice tailored to his clients’ circumstances in commercial property disputes.

Expertise

  • Acting for a Turkish billionaire who had been defrauded of c£300,000 by way of a sophisticated multi-jurisdictional fraud. Successfully obtained worldwide freezing injunctions against multiple defendants against assets in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Successfully obtained an urgent injunction restraining the presentation of a winding-up petition, after our client was served with a statutory demand, following an unlawful rescission of a contract to purchase property.
  • Acted for a purchaser of a property at auction. The auction contract contained onerous special conditions which the Seller sought to exploit, bringing forward completion unreasonably and serving a notice to complete. Jack successfully argued that the notice to complete was invalid.
  • Instructed in relation to a claim for dilapidations in excess of £500,000.
  • Instructed on behalf of a company in Ecuador in relation to a multi-jurisdictional claim for breach of contract, involving a disputed counterclaim and arranging mediation.
  • Acted in relation to a £5m claim by two former directors and shareholders against the former directors of a company which had gone into administration. The claim was highly complex involving reflective loss and claims for misfeasance and breach of a former director’s duties.
  • Successfully recovered in excess of £250,000 for a director in a claim for breach of contract, misrepresentation and breach of director’s duties relating to a director’s loan agreement.
  • Successfully recovered possession of a commercial premises following forfeiture of the lease for commercial rent arrears. This included advice in relation to waiver of forfeiture and relief from forfeiture, in the context of the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022.
  • Acted for a tenant in a highly-contested and difficult lease renewal, successfully challenging the landlord’s original decision to oppose the renewal and forcing the landlord to concede the renewal should proceed unopposed.

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