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Gabor’s public access (i.e. direct access) practice is centred on trial advocacy in three fields of law:
(1) Chancery work, with an emphasis on inheritance, company law and insolvency matters.
(2) Commercial disputes, often in the context of banking and financial services.
(3) Private international law, covering issues of jurisdiction, applicable law, plus the recognition and enforcement of judgments.
Gabor acts for individuals, companies and other organisations in cases where litigation is already underway.
Gabor’s legal skills are complemented by deep commercial and entrepreneurial experience from a 16-year career in investment management and investment banking. Before turning to law, he was a partner at Elsworthy Capital, a fund management business he co-founded. Earlier, he worked for Cheyne Capital, Dresdner Kleinwort (as it then was) and Goldman Sachs.
Represented party to inheritance dispute, who claimed to be entitled to all or part of farmhouse and surrounding farm based on constructive trust or proprietary estoppel, and/or claimed to be entitled to reasonable financial provision under Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Settled during trial. Executors of Estate v Son of Deceased (County Court, 2018).
Restoration of company to Register of Companies, after it had been struck off for non-compliance with filing obligations. Represented creditor, which had claim against struck-off company for breach of contract. Motocorsa Ltd v Registrar of Companies (County Court, 2018).
Constructive trust over residential property jointly owned by former co-habitees. Represented defendant who, after separation, repaid joint mortgage and raised couple’s four children. Obtained favourable settlement. Holmes v Thompson (County Court, 2017-2018).
Director’s failure to repay loan taken from company. Represented company and obtained favourable settlement. Nights Gone Wild Ltd v Verhagen (County Court, 2017).
Application for annulment of bankruptcy order against individual. Advised debtor. Re B (County Court, 2017).
Applications for winding-up of companies on petition of creditors. Successfully represented creditors. Re Build Design Construction Ltd and other cases (Companies Court, 2016 and 2017).
Actions for debts under contracts related to defendants’ memberships in timeshare resort clubs. Each club structured as unincorporated association. Whether amendment of clubs’ respective constitutions incompatible with their “fundamental object”. Successfully represented claimant. Macdonald Resorts Ltd v Caldwell (County Court, 2018); Macdonald Resorts Ltd v Channing (County Court, 2018).
Mutual allegations of breach of contract. Claim brought by company active in fashion retailing against its former provider of digital marketing agency services. Advised agency. Drafted defence and additional claim against third parties. Fashion Retailer v Marketing Agency (Chancery Division and County Court, 2018).
Assured shorthold tenancy. Defended action for repudiatory breach of covenant of quiet enjoyment and covenant of repair. Successfully represented landlord and obtained costs order against tenant. Kwok v BCSSS Property GP Holding Ltd (County Court, 2018).
Contracts for difference on foreign exchange futures. Breach of contract by brokerage, by making margin call on investor’s positions when balances in investor’s accounts sufficient to keep positions open, and by closing positions at a price below market. Drafted particulars of claim (assisted Michael Uberoi). Investor v Brokerage (Commercial Court, 2017).
Default on mortgage. Continuation of suspended possession order. Mortgagors in dispute with each other about selling property to repay creditor. Represented one of mortgagors. Yorkshire Building Society v Kavia (County Court, 2017).
Negligent undervaluation of property when sold by mortgagee in possession. Successfully resisted application for reverse summary judgment and for strike-out of particulars of claim. Lowenthal v Bank of Ireland Home Mortgages Ltd (Queen’s Bench Division, 2016).
Enforcement of personal guarantee. Successfully resisted application to set aside default judgment. Ribat Institute v Khan (County Court, 2016).
Private international law:
Claim for debt in respect of management charges owed by member of timeshare resort. Whether Scottish law applicable; requirements for pleading and proving foreign law. Represented management company. Macdonald Resorts Ltd v Bushnell (County Court, 2018, judgment reserved).
Alleged breach of hire agreement. Forum non conveniens. Successfully argued that English court should not exercise its jurisdiction to hear claim relating to contract formed in Scotland. Grenke Leasing Ltd v Queen’s Cross Church of Scotland Aberdeen (County Court, 2017).
Advised on jurisdiction and applicable law in relation to potential personal injury claim by employee of a British High Commission in Africa. The employee, a UK national habitually resident in Scotland, was injured abroad (assisted Sarah Crowther). M v Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2016).
Chancery Bar Association
Civil Mediation Council
Financial Services Lawyers Association
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Affiliate Member
South Eastern Circuit
Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA Institute)
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