Associate, Dispute Resolution
Luther is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team at Rosenblatt. He is a Barrister with Higher Rights of Audience and acts for clients involved in disputes, as well as investigations and other regulatory matters.
The focus of Luther’s work is high-value complex and multi-jurisdictional litigation. Luther has experience of representing companies, directors, liquidators, funds, insurers and high net worth individuals across a wide range of industry sectors. His cases have included claims arising from breach of contract, negligence, commercial fraud, debt actions, breach of trust, misrepresentation, unfair prejudice, professional negligence and freezing and disclosure orders.
Recent work includes:
- Acting for the Claimant in a successful action, where the Commercial Court found that the Defendant had been validly removed from the Board and dismissed as an employee of the Company in June 2018, in a judgment which considered the responsibilities of directors in their interactions with the board and with shareholders (Stobart Group Ltd v Tinkler  EWHC 258 (Comm)).
- Acting for 10 liquidated companies and their liquidators in a 6-week trial in June/July 2018 for claims to recover c. £82m from RBS Plc (now NatWest Markets Plc) and Mercuria Energy Europe Trading Ltd for dishonest assistance and fraudulent trading (Bilta (UK) Ltd & Ors v (1) RBS plc and (2) Mercuria Energy Europe Trading Ltd  EWHC 3535 (Ch)).
- Acting for a Defendant in a c. £1.5bn claim brought by a foreign tax authority in the Commercial Court.
- Acting for the five lead case LLPs in an appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) concerning the commercial analysis and tax treatment of payments made by “Icebreaker” LLPs involved in the creative industries where the amount at stake was c. £350m (Acornwood LLP and others v HMRC  UKUT 0361 (TCC)).