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"Spot on, very good at getting everyone focused." - Client Feedback
Noel Campbell is a solicitor and partner at Holman Fenwick & Willan where he heads the commercial litigation team. His interest in mediation dates back to 1996 when he was seconded to CEDR and trained as a mediator. Since then he as mediated disputes related to many different sectors which include his specialist area of banking and finance. Noel is a member of the Court of Appeals hand-picked panel of mediators who are assigned to mediate cases referred from the court.
Noel specialises in commercial litigation with an emphasis on financial litigation, fraud and asset recovery, insolvency, company law matters and trusts. He has considerable experience in handling matters in offshore jurisdictions and of multi-jurisdictional disputes generally. He has been recognised by Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession and the Legal 500 for his work in fraud cases and cross-border asset recovery, where he is highly regarded for his offshore experience and background in insolvency.
(Non-Neutral work in italics)
Banking & Finance
- Five party banking/financial dispute (also involving solicitor’s negligence) which was settled over a two day mediation involving a husband and wife giving up their home as part of the settlement.
- Defending a member of the ruling family of a South East Asian state on a guarantee claim by a US bank.
- A series of recoveries cases for Barclays, involving claims on guarantees, undue influence, breach of mandate, fraud etc.
- Pursuing and settling misfeasance claims against directors of DPR Futures Limited put into liquidation in the wake of the Financial Services Act.
- $25m investor fraud and asset recovery case involving 17 jurisdictions.
- Investment bank trader fraud successfully settled following litigation and asset recovery steps taken in England, Bermuda, Jersey and Switzerland.
- Acting for major investment bank pursuing an $80m claim in the Bahamas based on fraudulent misrepresentation arising from the liquidation of an offshore investment fund.
- Technical dispute over supply and performance of refuse collection vehicles with attendant business loss claim.
- Several GAFTA (The international trade association) arbitrations.
Construction & Engineering
- Multi-million pound claim for a sub-contractor in respect of the building of the M11.
- Multi-million dollar construction arbitration for contractors (subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa) on the construction of a wharf.
- Windscale planning enquiry (1976).
- Successful settlement of £100m + fraud/constructive trust claim acting for the liquidators of Arrows Limited.
- £3m insurance fraud involving tracing assets to the Cayman Islands, successfully settled (1997).
- Court of Appeal mediation of dispute between partners in an accounting/insolvency practice following break up of the practice after the imprisonment of one partner found guilty of fraud.
- Australian court - ordered mediation (two day) of intellectual property dispute involving copyright infringement of training manuals by former agent – successfully settled by means of the rival business being acquired and closed down.
- Industrial copyright cases.
- Musical copyright dispute.
- Passing off case acting for defendants against Tetrion (all-purpose decorating filler).
Partnership & Shareholder
- Substantial shareholder dispute involving an offshore vehicle incorporated in the Cayman Islands with $150m turnover - ultimately successfully settled after significant litigation in England, Cayman Islands, US and Korea.
- Claim by directors/shareholders in negligence against big five firm of accountants appointed by the bank as receivers over their business – settled.
- Professional negligence/fraud claim by client against solicitors for significant abuse of client account monies – settled (involving the Solicitors’ Indemnity Fund).
- Advising the Asian Wall Street Journal on libel matters.
- Shipping/bills of lading cases for Kuwait National Petroleum Co. and American Express International Banking Corp (1976-79).
Noel regards stamina and an absolute commitment to the process of settlement as being key to his approach. He regards himself as a good lateral thinker and will leave no stone unturned to try to find a solution which both parties regard as acceptable.
- “Spot on, very good at getting everyone focused.”
- “Constantly testing people in the right way, for legal merit on each side's case.”
- “He was well prepared and I would use him again.”
- “He was very empathetic, but had a practical approach.”
- “He tried very hard to find common ground between the parties.”
- “He had a flexible approach and was willing to listen to suggestions.”
- Graduated in law with LLB (Hons) 2(1) from Liverpool University
- Articled at Freshfields, London EC1
- Qualified as solicitor
- 1976 – 1979 Assistant solicitor at Freshfields in commercial litigation department
- 1980 – 1981 Commercial litigation partner at Randall Rose & Phillips, London WC1.
- 1982 – 1986 Senior associate then partner with Baker & McKenzie in Hong Kong in commercial litigation.
- 1986 – 1996 Commercial litigation partner at Durrant Piesse/Lovell White Durrant (now Lovells), London EC1.
- 1996 – present Commercial litigation partner with Holman Fenwick & Willan, London EC3.
- Solicitor in England and Wales (1976)
- Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1979).
- Solicitor in Hong Kong (1982)
- Solicitor and barrister in State of Victoria, Australia (1984).
- Licensed Insolvency Practitioner (1992).
Other ADR Involvement
- Four month secondment to CEDR (1996)
- CEDR accredited mediator (1996)
- CEDR faculty member involved in the assessment of trainee mediators (1998-2001)
- Court of Appeal mediator for bankruptcy and insolvency (1998)
- Frequent speaker on alternative dispute resolution.
Updated: September 2015