Amy Rogers

Amy Rogers

Professional Summary

Called 2007

Contact Details

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Amy Rogers is a leading junior practising across all areas of commercial dispute resolution. She is ranked by the directories in each of commercial dispute resolution, employment and public law. She is the Chambers and Partners Employment Junior of the Year 2017. She has previously been featured as 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.

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 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 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.
  • 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” 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 these Privy Council proceedings as to construction of the Trinidad and Tobago CPR.

Amy’s other recent and ongoing work includes Commercial Court proceedings and an LCIA action in a multi-jurisdictional shareholder dispute, 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 conspiracy claims in team poaching litigation between insurance brokers Willis and JLT, and between IDBs Tullett Prebon and BGC Brokers.

Employment

In the employment field, Amy has particular experience in team move litigation, claims involving breaches of directors’ and fiduciary duties and duties of confidence, as well as bonus and deferred remuneration disputes. She has significant experience in litigation with a cross-border element.

Her recent work includes:

  • 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.
  • 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 of 2008.
  • Willis v JLT. Amy acted for the Claimants in this high-profile conspiracy claim involving allegations of team poaching in the insurance broking sector.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TFS v Gamberoni. Restrictive covenant dispute, in which Amy acted for the claimant IDB.

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. Her past work includes litigation between the former CEO of Group Lotus and his former employer and its Malaysian shareholders, unfair competition litigation brought by Swiss IDB ContiCap, and the high-profile team poaching litigation between IDBs Tullett Prebon and BGC Brokers.

Public & Human Rights

In the public law field, Amy’s 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 in the Bank’s Commercial Court damages claim.

Her recent work includes:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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’.
  • Project Management Institute v Privy Council. Amy acted for PMI in this unique challenge to the grant of a Royal Charter to a rival entity in the global project management sector.
  • 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.

Recommendations

“Very, very bright and very commercial” Chambers and Partners

“Incredibly hard-working, tremendous judgment. She knows the law inside out and is great to work with” Chambers and Partners

“She is the junior of choice for lots of silks; she is fantastically hard-working [and] hugely experienced” Chambers and Partners

“A star in waiting” Legal 500

“When you consider her year of call, it is astounding how good she is” Who’s Who Legal

“Very, very bright and very commercial” Chambers and Partners

“Incredibly hard-working, tremendous judgment. She knows the law inside out and is great to work with” Chambers and Partners

“She is the junior of choice for lots of silks; she is fantastically hard-working [and] hugely experienced” Chambers and Partners

“A star in waiting” Legal 500

“When you consider her year of call, it is astounding how good she is” Who’s Who Legal

“sparklingly intelligent, she works her socks off and is the junior du jour for a number of top commercial silks, as they know Amy will show them off to their best advantage”

“very astute commercial judgement and is very good with clients”

“a wealth of praise from commentators”

“a charming, yet tenacious and determined litigator” Chambers & Partners

“especially adept at claims relating to conspiracy and economic torts, and proceedings addressing allegations of breach of fiduciary duty”

Previous directory entries include: “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”.

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

Read what Legalweek says about Amy here.

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

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, and contributes to Halsbury’s Laws on 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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