About

Louise Bennett advises on domestic and international civil fraud and asset recovery, often involving complex cross-border litigation and multi-jurisdictions.

Louise is a solicitor with an expertise in company shareholder disputes, corporate and financial litigation, fraudulent misrepresentation, and bribery and corruption. She supports clients caught up in collective investment schemes, Ponzi and advance fee fraud schemes, employee frauds, insolvency litigation, breach of trust, and director's duties. She helps clients manage the significant legal, commercial, and reputational risks associated with commercial fraud.

She traces and recovers the proceeds of fraud on behalf of claimants, and has particular experience acting where there are criminal, restraint or regulatory proceedings in parallel.

Louise manages multi-jurisdictional cases which regularly include obtaining and defending freezing injunctions, restraining orders and disclosure orders. 

She understands the sensitivities around such cases, often involving high-profile, sensitive regulatory investigations and is able to guide clients through this added complication.

Louise also acts for commercial clients in partnership disputes, negligence proceedings, and contractual claims. 

Louise acts for leading global businesses, professional bodies and international organisations, as well as, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurial businesses alike. 

The cases Louise deals with require speed and accuracy.  Louise has an eye for detail, responds quickly and robustly, and always speaks a language you can understand.  Louise knows that clients need to focus on their business, and so she takes the pressure and strain of any legal case, making it as straightforward and painless as possible for you, so that you can focus on the future. 

Louise will always work closely with you and sees herself as an integral part of the business when fighting off, or pursuing, any claims. She spots all the technical points, and the commercial ones, and always has the client's goals at the forefront of her mind. 

She is the Founder of the LB Business Network and regularly speaks at networking events and seminars. 

Louise is a member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association.

Recent work
  • Acting for the defendant in two sets of proceedings involving an alleged boiler room fraud. She successfully discharged a worldwide freezing injunction obtained against our client in both actions which involve connected proceedings in multi-jurisdictions.
  • Acts in a complex, multi-jurisdictional, high-value, multi-party fraud claim involving the reclaim of withholding tax on shares. There are over 100 defendants and linked proceedings in the US, Dubai and Malaysia.
  • Acting for an FCA regulated money exchange company on a high-value, complex, cross-border dispute that resulted from our client's appointment as Trustee to a number of international investment schemes. The scheme did not perform and following allegations of running a Ponzi Scheme has seen three suits brought by US and Australian investors.
  • Acting for a shareholder in a claim involving allegations that the company was utilised for personal enrichment and unlawful activities, involving allegations of money laundering, fraud, and corruption.
  • Acting for a shareholder in a cryptocurrency business dealing with cross-border disputes and allegations of large scale fraud. 
 
Accolades

Louise is rated as a key lawyer in Commercial Litigation by Legal 500 2020.

Louise is mentioned in The Legal 500 in London: Crime, Fraud and Licensing- Fraud Civil and London: Dispute Resolution- Commercial Litigation.

Did you know
Louise has successfully climbed Mt Kilimanjaro.

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