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Meet our talented litigation solicitors and barristers.

Meet the team

Practice Head, Barrister

Daniel Feetham KC

Daniel is a senior and highly experienced barrister, having practised for over 27 years. Daniel qualified in the UK in 1994, establishing a very successful civil and commercial practise. Daniel then dual qualified and began practising in Gibraltar too – before becoming a Partner at the largest law firm on the Rock. In 2016 Daniel was awarded the title of Queens Counsel (Gibraltar).

Leading our solicitors and barristers team Daniel has been engaged in some of the most challenging, high profile and cutting-edge commercial, insolvency, financial services and EU law cases to come before the courts.

His ongoing case load includes complex financial investigations work, banking disputes, jurisdiction challenges and cross-border recognition and enforcement.
He also has a very well-established insolvency practice. Contact him on 0204 5384215 , alternatively contact him via LinkedIn.

Testimonials

He has a fantastic intellect
– notes one interviewee

He is extremely bright and comes up with out-of-the-box ideas.
– Chambers Global, 2022

His submissions were recently described by Sir Maurice Kay, President of the Court, in an appeal concerning the powers of an administrator of a protected cell (Joanne Wild v. Stephen Knight (31 May 2022)) as “impressive”.

Rowan Pennington-Benton

Partner, Barrister

Rowan is an experienced civil and commercial barrister. Rowan is instructed in large and complex commercial and civil cases including insolvency, insurance, development and construction, civil fraud and trusts.

Legal 500 describes him as a “first-rate barrister” with a “brilliant and versatile legal mind and a real passion for his cases”.

Recent cases include acting for a state entity in a multi-million-pound development / investment arbitration under the LCIA rules, a £25m civil fraud / breach of trust case in the High Court, and acting for the directors in defence of a £40m liquidator’s claim for breach of fiduciary duty, financial assistance and breach of trust. He is regularly instructed by leading lights in the business, technology and investment community.

He has significant experience in the cryptocurrency / DLT field along with the gaming and gambling sectors.

Edward Miller

Partner, Solicitor

Edward is solicitor-advocate with many years of experience in civil and commercial practice. After originally training as a barrister (year of call – 2005), Edward was admitted as a solicitor in 2008.

His experience as a commercial litigator spans all of our main practice areas, with particular emphasis on financial services, high value commercial contract disputes, arbitration, trusts and chancery and cross-border work.

Edward has substantial insight in banking and finance, having previously worked for a major international bank.

Edward has conducted numerous high value and complex commercial litigation and international arbitrations, including before the LCIA, ICC and LCA. He has experience of European work, as well as cases from Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Daniel Stepanov

Consultant (Russian qualified)

Daniel is a qualified lawyer in Russia. He specialises in complex litigation and arbitration across multiple jurisdictions representing both corporations and individuals. He possesses a wealth of experience serving clients from Russia, the CIS, the US, the EU, Latin America and the Middle East, thereby honing his skills in navigating the legal practices and cultures of these regions.

Daniel has conducted investigations into intricate, global frauds, conspiracies and insolvencies, financial crime, bribery and corruption, terrorism allegations, and mergers. He possesses extensive experience in coordinating parallel cross-border investigations and proceedings initiated by the DoJ, the SFO, FCA, CMA, EC and other regulatory authorities, appearing before various courts and tribunals.

He is also a compliance professional, adept at managing sanctions risks, handling sanctions licence applications, challenging sanctions designations, ensuring regulatory compliance, and preventing financial crimes.

Bledi Albri

Consultant

Bledi specialises in international arbitration and commercial litigation. He has worked on a wide range of disputes, including banking, corporate, construction, intellectual property, oil & gas, and fraud disputes.

Many of the disputes Bledi has assisted with have been multi-jurisdictional or cross-border, involving multiple jurisdictions such as the UK, EU, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and the US. He has appeared before the High Court, Court of Appeal, Privy Council and Supreme Court.

His clients include multi-national companies, state entities and high-net-worth individuals and he acts for high profile clients in some of the firm’s largest cases, including a current multi-handed fraud dispute valued at over $2b.
Bledi can speak English, Italian, Albanian, and conversational Spanish and Russian.

Rachel Neeson

Associate

Rachel specialises in commercial litigation and civil fraud, as well as insolvency and insurance.

At Madison Legal, Rachel works on a number of high value, multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes and fraud cases representing both individuals and multinational corporations.

She acts for high profile clients in some of the firm’s largest cases, including a current fraud dispute valued at over $2b.

Rachel has a busy and varied practice, having worked for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on a fraud investigation worth over £250 million concerning a multi-national security firm. Prior to qualification, Rachel was part of a leading white-collar crime team in a US firm in London, working on a number of high-profile investigations conducted by the SFO, FCA, PRA and FRC. She regularly acts in fast moving interlocutory proceedings, including for freezing injunctions and asset preservation orders. Rachel is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association.

Alexandra Paget

Paralegal

With a career spanning both in-house and private practice, Alexandra has a varied legal background. She specialises in commercial and civil work, with a particular interest in areas such as cryptocurrency, civil fraud, and insurance.

In her most recent role, Alexandra served as an integral part of the legal team at a prestigious luxury goods conglomerate, contributing her legal acumen to the company’s commercial division.

In addition to her commercial law background, Alexandra also possesses valuable experience in High Net Worth (HNW) and Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) Private Client work. This diverse background allows her to offer a well-rounded perspective on legal matters.

Alexandra is currently pursuing the Bar Practice Course, deepening her commitment to advancing her legal expertise and aiming to become a barrister in the near future.

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