Michelle has experience in advising major international insurers on claims under D&O, professional indemnity, crime, employment and other financial lines policies. She has also provided advice on lease agreements and shareholders disputes.
Michelle also has experience in handling cyber breaches. She has advised an international hotel chain on handling a cyber breach attack which required notification under the GDPR and other jurisdictions.
She also has experience in commercial litigation disputes and regulatory disputes. She recently appeared alongside with Simon McConnell and Charles Urquhart in the Queen's Bench in London to successfully defend a client and obtained wide ranging injunction orders. Michelle has a wide range of experience in relation to recovery of corporate assets. In particular, she has had first-hand experience in successfully obtaining an injunction and subsequently boarding an airbus to ensure all the assets on plane were kept.
Michelle was previously on secondment with a major international insurer and assisted on their claims handling with the preliminary focus on financial lines. During her time on secondment she was involved in providing coverage analysis for areas including but not limited to SFC investigations, large loss matters, employee theft, social engineering claims, employment claims by employees, education liability, various professional indemnity claims from a multitude of corporations, shareholders disputes and breach of contract claims. Michelle also worked on class actions and security claims.
Legal proceedings regarding a breach of multiple orders – successfully committed the defendant to prison and obtained permanent injunctive relief;
Advice on Section 114 SFO;
Advice to an international hotel chain on notification of a cyber breach;
Legal proceedings regarding an aviation dispute – Successfully obtaining an injunction against an airline restraining the departure of two airbuses from Hong Kong and successfully repossessed and delivered the two airbuses to the airline.
Advice to a major insurer in relation to a significant amount of metals detained by a governmental body which were subject to a fraud investigation and affected various trading firms, warehouse operators and banks across multi jurisdictions.
Advice on a Social engineering claim in the US for USD$900K
Monitored on Regulatory actions where the investigations have now proceeded to MMT tribunals in Hong Kong and where directors face criminal prosecution
Claims handling for a major insurance company involving an employee theft claim for USD4M
Claims handling for a major insurance company involving a Private Equity Venture Investing Claim for USD37M involving alleged misrepresentation as to EBITDA margins