Tom Montagu-Smith,#3162

Mr Tom Montagu-Smith,, QC

Tom is a commercial barrister practicing in arbitration and litigation. His work includes civil fraud, insurance and reinsurance and disputes arising out of construction projects. Most of his work has an international dimension. He has particular experience in the DIFC Courts, where he drafted the Rules of Court and has been involved in many leading cases including those on jurisdiction and the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Recent cases include: - Honeywell v Meydan [2014] 2 Lloyd's Rep 133 [arbitration enforcement; public policy] - Taaleem v National Bonds (DIFC Courts, 19 Feb 2014) [property, contract, breach of fiduciary duty] - X1 v Y1 (DIFC Courts, 28 Nov 2014) [arbitration enforcement, jurisdiction] - X v Y (DIFC Courts, 5 Jan 2015) [arbitration enforcement, constitutionality] - Nakheel v Souq (Dubai World Tribunal, 2011 ' 2015) [property, contract, abuse of rights] Tom is recommended for construction work by Chambers & Prs 2015: "He is a superb advocate and he has superb judgement. He is very good on the law". He is also recommended for international arbitration work by Legal 500 2015: 'An outstanding lawyer with a great strategic mindset.'' Tom is a contributor to Foskett on Compromise (8th Edn., 2015). He is responsible for the chapters on insurance, arbitration and construction.
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Drafting note for application for anti-enforcement injunction
Drafting note for application for anti-enforcement injunction

These Drafting Notes are for use in drafting an application notice for an anti-enforcement injunction. They provide practical assistance in completing the application notice along with suggested wording. The application should be made using Form N244/Form N244(CC).

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2001

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