Abigail Healey - Quillon Law

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Abigail Healey

Consultant


Consultant

Abigail has over 15 years’ experience in resolving large and complex commercial disputes. Prior to joining Quillon Law, she was a partner at a leading international law firm.

Practice

Abigail has acted for both national and international clients (high net worth individuals and corporates) in claims before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. She also has experience in arbitration, together with other means of dispute resolution, such as mediation, expert determination and adjudication.

Her areas of focus include contractual and warranty disputes, contentious trusts and civil fraud claims. Alongside her commercial litigation practice, Abigail also specialises in reputation management and information law (breach of confidence, data protection and privacy).

She is a solicitor-advocate with full higher rights of audience in the higher courts.

Notable representations

CIS General Insurance Limited v IBM UK Limited

[2021] EWHC 347 (TCC)

Abigail represented Co-op Insurance in a £128m claim against IBM for wasted expenditure arising out of a failed IT transformation project.

Dar Al-Arkan Real Estate Company & Anr v Al Refai & Ors

[2015] 1 WLR 135; [2014] EWHC 1055 (Comm)

Abigail acted for the claimants in a US$1 billion Commercial Court claim against the former CEO of a Bahraini investment bank (Bank Alkhair) and others. The claims included breach of confidence and conspiracy to blackmail.

Addleshaw Goddard LLP v Wood & Anr

[2015] EWHC B12 (Costs)

Abigail acted for the law firm in its successful claim against professional trustees for a multi-million pound success fee.

Phone Hacking Scandal

Abigail successfully represented c. 100 victims of phone hacking in their claims against News International and/or Mirror Group.

In the Estate of Platon Elenin (aka Boris Berezovsky), JSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines & Anr v Berezovskaya & Anr

[2014] EWHC 70 (Ch)

Abigail represented Ekaterina Berezovskaya, the daughter of the late Boris Berezovsky, in matters pertaining to her father’s estate. The proceedings included complex issues concerning confidential information which included a Court of Appeal ruling on the subject.

JSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines v Berezovsky & Anr

[2014] EWCA Civ 20

Abigail acted for the estate of Mr Berezovsky in the appeal by Aeroflot in relation to the enforcement of a money judgment of the Russian court.

Hughes v Risbridger and British Airways plc

[2010] EWHC 491 (QB)

Acted for the successful defendants in one of the first reported data protection damages claims.

Industry Recognition

Abigail has been recognised by the legal directories from 2015, which focus on her practical and client-focussed advice.

 

Chambers UK

“She is praised by interviewees for “her knowledge and the focus of her advice, which is practical and business-focussed”

“Gives sound advice and is a sensible person to go to”

“Abigail Healey is an impressive lawyer who maintains a strong reputation for her representation of individuals and companies in information and data breach matters”

 

The Legal 500

“Exceptionally intelligent and extremely skilled”

“No nonsense but easy-to-work-with”

 

Education

Manchester University

(LLB (Hons))

Nottingham Law School

(Legal Practice Course)

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales

(2003)

Solicitor Advocate

(Higher Rights) (All Courts) (2008)


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At Quillon Law, our strategy is about measured growth whilst being recognised as a destination practice of choice, in attracting like-minded practitioners. We aim to create a significant partnership covering all our key practice areas: commercial litigation, fraud and finance disputes, white collar and regulatory disputes, supported by the development of a class-leading approach to development, purpose, responsibility and inclusion across the firm as it grows. If you’d like to find out more about developing a career with us, drop us a line at careers@quillonlaw.com