Amy Rogers

Amy Rogers

Professional Summary

Called 2007

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Amy Rogers is a leading junior practising in all areas of commercial, employment and public law litigation. She is ranked by the directories in each of commercial dispute resolution, employment, public and sanctions law, including as a ‘Star Individual’ in employment law. She has been the Chambers and Partners Employment Junior of the Year, the Legal 500 Employment Junior of the Year, and one of Legalweek’s 10 ‘Stars’ of the junior commercial bar, described as “the real deal” and “a talented silk in the making”. Amy is a member of the Attorney General’s B Panel of Treasury Counsel, and co-edits ‘International Employment Disputes’ (Sweet & Maxwell, 2019).

Specialisms

Commercial

Amy has a broad litigation and arbitration practice, spanning all areas of commercial dispute resolution. She has particular experience in conspiracy and economic tort claims, claims involving breaches of directors’ and fiduciary duties and duties of confidence.

Her recent work includes:

  • Bank Mellat v HM Treasury. Amy acted for the Iranian commercial bank Bank Mellat in this long running sanctions litigation, including a multi-billion pound Commercial Court damages claim. The claim was one of the Lawyer’s ‘Top 20’ cases of 2015 and 2017.
  • Multiple Claimants v AIG. Amy acts for the claimants in this group litigation arising from the US Government bailout of AIG during the financial crisis.
  • Multiple Claimants v Construction Sector. Amy acted for a leading national construction firm in this multi-party group conspiracy claim in respect of alleged historic blacklisting in the construction industry. The litigation was featured by the Lawyer as one of the ‘Top 20’ cases of 2016.
  • Erdenet Mining Corporation v Government of Kazakhstan. Amy acted for Erdenet on appeal in this dispute raising fundamental issues as to the application of the “Canada Trust gloss” in relation to applications to serve proceedings out of the jurisdiction.
  • Geys v Société Générale. Amy acted for SocGen in the Supreme Court what is now the leading case as to the approach to contractual repudiation in the employment sphere.
  • Real Time Systems Ltd v Renraw Investments Ltd. Amy acted for the successful respondent in Privy Council proceedings as to the Trinidad and Tobago CPR.

Amy’s other recent and ongoing work includes Commercial Court proceedings and multiple LCIA arbitrations in a multi-jurisdictional shareholder dispute, a Commercial Court fraud, warranty, and earn-out dispute arising from an SPA in the technology sector, a substantial contractual claim in the TCC arising from a complex IT implementation, litigation between the former CEO of Group Lotus and his former employer and its Malaysian shareholders, unfair competition litigation brought by Swiss IDB ContiCap, an LCIA arbitration in the media sector, and a number of the leading team poaching and conspiracy claims.

Employment

Amy’s commercial and employment practice is broad, but with particular expertise in conspiracy and economic tort claims, restraint of trade and team poaching disputes, shareholder and LLP disputes, and claims involving breaches of directors’ duties, fiduciary duties, and duties of confidence, including claims with a cross-border element.

Her recent work includes:

  • Egon Zehnder v Tillman. Amy acted for Ms Tillman in the Supreme Court in what is now the leading case as to the restraint of trade doctrine in the employment context, including issues as to construction and severance in post-termination restraints.
  • Geys v Société Générale. Amy acted for SocGen in the Supreme Court what is now the leading case as to the approach to contractual repudiation in the employment sphere.
  • Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice. Amy acted for the claimant employee in the Supreme Court in this test case indirect discrimination appeal, backed by Prospect.
  • Multiple Claimants v AIG. Amy acts for the claimants in this group litigation arising from the US Government bailout of AIG during the financial crisis of 2008.
  • Multiple Claimants v Construction Sector. Amy acted for a leading national construction firm in this multi-party group conspiracy claim alleging historic blacklisting in the construction industry. The litigation was featured by the Lawyer as one of the ‘Top 20’ cases of 2016.

In addition, Amy has acted in many of the leading conspiracy and team poaching claims in recent years, including for Tullett Prebon in the Tullett Prebon v BGC litigation, for ContiCap in the ContiCap v GFI litigation, for Willis in the Willis v JLT litigation, for Towergate in the Alesco v Towergate litigation and most recently for Tradition in the BGC v Tradition litigation.

Much of Amy’s other recent and ongoing work is confidential, including cross-jurisdictional team move disputes in a variety of sectors, contractual, director’s duties and fraud claims in relation to the former CEO of a major public company, and whistleblowing claims in the financial services sector.

Public & Human Rights

Amy’s public law practice is broad, with a particular focus on the use of public law litigation to protect commercial interests. Her recent work includes acting for the Iranian commercial bank Bank Mellat in sanctions litigation culminating in a successful Supreme Court challenge to the Financial Restrictions (Iran) Order 2009, and a major Commercial Court damages claim.

Her recent work includes:

  • Bank Mellat v HM Treasury. Amy acted for the Iranian commercial bank Bank Mellat in this long running sanctions litigation, including the Bank’s multi-billion pound Commercial Court damages claim under the Human Rights Act 1998. The claim was one of the Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2015 and 2017.
  • Multiple Claimants v DECC. Amy acted for a solar company in this group litigation in which multiple companies claimed damages from DECC under the Human Rights Act 1998 arising from DECC’s decision to cut subsidies in the renewable energy market.
  • R (Reilly) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Amy acted for the Government in this Supreme Court challenge to its ‘back to work’ schemes and subsequent challenge to retrospective legislation reversing a related Court of Appeal decision.
  • HC v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (‘Zambrano’). Amy acted for the Government, in its Supreme Court defence of this test case welfare challenge.
  • Fair Crime Contracts Association v Lord Chancellor. Amy acted for the claimant in this high-profile judicial review of the Government’s procurement of criminal legal aid services; one of the Lawyer’s ‘Top 20’ cases of 2016. The claim led to abandonment of the procurement and the entire Government policy on legal aid services in 2016.
  • Bruton v Duchy of Cornwall. Amy acted for the Prince of Wales in long-running litigation as to whether the Duchy of Cornwall estate is a ‘public authority’.
  • Project Management Institute v Privy Council. Amy acted for PMI in this unique challenge to the grant of a Royal Charter to a rival project management organisation.

Recommendations

Read what Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 say about Amy here and here.

Read what Who’s Who Legal says about Amy here.

Read what Legalweek has said about Amy here.

“She is able to handle any complex matter.” “Rogers is a rising star.” Chambers and Partners

“She’s a really excellent practitioner.” Chambers and Partners

“”She’s universally acknowledged as being super smart and is very highly in demand. She’s as good as you can get in an employment junior: every time you come away from working with her you just think, ‘Wow’.” Chambers and Partners

“She’s a silk in the making, with a really good sense of the issues that matter.” Chambers and Partners

“Very clever, has perfect client skills, never lets you down and is a match for barristers of much greater seniority.” Legal 500

“Her knowledge and approach to law is exceptional and unique.” Legal 500

“…the “rising star” of the Bar for her work on deferred remuneration, team moves and breaches of directors’ duties disputes, among other matters.” Who’s Who Legal

Previous directory entries include: “she’s just tireless in her approach and is incredibly client-friendly and sharp-witted, and would be the first person I’d call for any High Court case”; “very, very bright and very commercial”; “incredibly hard-working, tremendous judgment. She knows the law inside out and is great to work with”; “the junior of choice for lots of silks; she is fantastically hard-working [and] hugely experienced”; “a star in waiting”; “when you consider her year of call, it is astounding how good she is”; “very, very bright and very commercial”; “sparklingly intelligent, she works her socks off and is the junior du jour for a number of top commercial silks”; “very astute commercial judgement and is very good with clients”; “a wealth of praise from commentators”; “a charming, yet tenacious and determined litigator”; “especially adept at claims relating to conspiracy and economic torts, and proceedings addressing allegations of breach of fiduciary duty”; “superb”, “super-talented”, “highly sought after”, with “an extraordinary ability”, “[practising] beyond her level of call”, “absolutely fantastic”, “experienced beyond her years”, “somebody to watch”, a “real star” who is “dazzling everyone in sight”, “phenomenally bright”, “fantastically hardworking”, “extremely astute”, an “exceptional drafter”, “she just does not drop the ball”, and “clients really feel she is fighting for them”.

Recent Cases

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury.
Amy acts for the Iranian commercial bank Bank Mellat in this long running sanctions litigation, now involving a multi-billion pound Commercial Court damages claim. The claim was one of the Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2015 and 2017.

Multiple Claimants v American International Group.
Amy acts for the claimants in this group litigation arising from the US Government bailout of AIG during the financial crisis.

Erdenet Mining Corporation v Government of Kazakhstan.
Amy acted for Erdenet on appeal in this contractual dispute raising fundamental issues as to the application of the “Canada Trust gloss” for service of proceedings out of the jurisdiction.

Multiple Claimants v DECC.
Amy acts for a company in the solar industry in this group litigation in which multiple companies claim damages from DECC under the Human Rights Act 1998 arising from DECC’s decision to cut subsidies in the renewable energy market.

HC v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (‘Zambrano’).
Amy acts for the Government, in its Supreme Court defence of this test case challenge to the Government’s policy not to provide certain welfare benefits to the migrant carers of British children.

Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice.
Amy acted for the claimant employee in this test case Supreme Court appeal, backed by Prospect, as to the test for indirect discrimination.

Multiple Claimants v Construction Sector.
Amy acted for a leading national construction firm in this multi-party group conspiracy claim alleging historic blacklisting in the construction industry. The litigation was featured by the Lawyer as one of the ‘Top 20’ cases of 2016.

Willis v JLT.
Amy acted for the Claimants in this high-profile conspiracy claim involving allegations of team poaching in the insurance broking sector.

Bruton v Duchy of Cornwall.
Amy acted for the Prince of Wales in this long-running litigation as to whether HRH Prince Charles, and the Duchy of Cornwall estate, are ‘public authorities’

R (Reilly) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
Amy acted for the Secretary of State in this Supreme Court challenge to the Government’s ‘back to work’ schemes and subsequent challenge to retrospective legislation reversing a related Court of Appeal decision.

Fair Crime Contracts Association v Lord Chancellor.
Amy acted for the claimant in this high-profile judicial review of the Government’s procurement of criminal legal aid services, featured as one of the Lawyer’s ‘Top 20’ cases of 2016. The claim led to abandonment of the procurement and the entire Government policy on legal aid services in 2016.

Geys v Société Générale.
Amy acted for SocGen in the Supreme Court what is now the leading case as to the approach to contractual repudiation in the employment sphere.

Real Time Systems Ltd v Renraw Investments Ltd.
Amy acted for the successful respondent in these Privy Council proceedings as to construction of the Trinidad and Tobago CPR.

News, Articles & Publications

Amy speaks and writes regularly on issues relating to her areas of practice. She is the co-editor of ‘International Employment Disputes’ (Sweet & Maxwell, 2019). She has contributed to Halsbury’s Laws on Judicial Review, Supperstone, Goudie & Walker: Judicial Review, and Tolley’s Employment Handbook.

Education

Amy studied at Cambridge University, Harvard University (as a Kennedy Scholar), City University and the Inns of Court School of Law.

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