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Heather Rankin

Heather Rankin

Senior Associate

Heather is a senior associate in our disputes practice.

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Experience

Heather advises clients on a wide range of commercial disputes, including in relation to civil fraud. She has spent time on secondment with BAE Systems plc (in 2021 - 2022) and Love Productions Limited (in 2015-2016).

Heather is ranked as a "Rising Star" for Civil Fraud in Legal 500 for 2021, and is described as having "notable experience in proceedings related to allegations of fraud against banks".

Heather's experience includes advising:

  • the owner and major shareholder in a leading logistics / transport company in relation to a contractual dispute, including two sets of related LCIA arbitration proceedings and actions in the English High Court under s.67 and 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996
  • a UK listed company on a contractual dispute with a major customer and supplier
  • an international commodities broker on the recovery of significant sums from a Lebanese bank, involving proceedings in multiple jurisdictions including Lebanon, Switzerland, the DIFC and the US including allegations of dishonesty against the bank
  • an investor on claims in London seated LCIA arbitration under a Sale and Purchase Agreement and Guarantees
  • a group of beneficiaries of a Bermudian trust in the Bermudian Supreme Court in resisting an application by the Trustee for approval of a significant investment of the trust assets
  • a number of heirs to the estate of an ultra-high net worth individual in relation to a dispute with other heirs regarding the division of the estate's assets across multiple jurisdictions
  • Jyske Bank in relation to high profile proceedings in Gibraltar in a claim that the bank had dishonestly assisted fraudulent conduct from an account holder (a law firm) which caused loss to third parties
  • an operator of indoor and outdoor markets on claims against a former director for fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duty
  • an international trading bank on a fraud perpetrated by one of its customers resulting in a default of $42.5million under a revolving credit facility
  • an international trading bank on the recovery of sums owed to it by a middle eastern borrower following the borrower's disposal of assets mortgaged to the bank by way of security
  • a high net worth individual on decisions made by the trustees of a family trust
  • a German insurer on debt recovery proceedings in Greece and Cyprus against a Greek investment company

 

Background

Heather studied law at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 2010. She was admitted as a solicitor in September 2014 and was granted higher rights of audience in 2016.