Dominic Holden

Dominic is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Team. He has extensive experience dealing with a broad range of commercial disputes.

Dominic's experience and expertise relates to commercial disputes mainly conducted in the High Court in London including shareholder/director's disputes, charity, art and collectible, fraud, breach of trust, asset tracing and financial/banking claims. His practice often involves claims with an international/cross border element.

Dominic is also a part of the firm's Cyber Security Incident Response Team providing strategic advice to businesses when preparing for and responding to a cyber security attack.

Dominic has advised on a variety of fraud claims including a claim against a well-known UK Bank (and others) in relation to the dissipation of charitable funds and a claim against a rogue builder for misrepresentation/undue influence following a gross overcharging for works undertaken to the client's property. He recently concluded a long-running piece of litigation in the High Court concerning a sham declaration of trust and the fabrication of documents.

Dominic has further developed a niche practice after acting for the regulator of a well-known livery company in relation to disciplinary action brought against one of its members arising out of a so-called boiler room fraud.

Dominic also continues to grow his art and collectible practice. He has advised the British Antiques Dealers' Association on a variety of matters and clients on forged and/or stolen art. 2016/17 saw him advising in relation to competing claims to own a valuable racing car and on the recovery of art under a retention of title clause on behalf of a well-known London gallery.

Relevant Experience

  • Private individual: Acted for the collector of a painting by L.S. Lowry in relation to questions raised over the authenticity and provenance of the piece.
  • Private individual: Acted for the owner of valuable racing car involving issues of provenance and authenticity.
  • Private company: £22 million license dispute, advising in relation to disputes arising from the client's need to renew/extend their existing software licenses.
  • Foreign bank: US$15 million Stand By Letter of Credit dispute, advising a large bank in relation to a dispute arising from their issue of a Stand By Letter of Credit.
  • Foreign government: Advising a foreign government on the loss suffered by entering into a EUR 50 million swap agreement with a major bank.

Dominic Holden

Dominic Holden

Senior Associate

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