is a specialist, conflict-free, distribute resolution practice with a total commitment to effective solutions
The quality of the skills dedicated to a case is far more important than the number of people. We provide an authoritative, highly knowledgeable, partner-led team of specialists who have considerable experience of working in frontier markets, international financial centres and offshore jurisdictions. We speak a number of languages.
Caitlin is a Trainee Solicitor who assists the team in various dispute resolution matters.
Caitlin graduated from the University of Reading in 2016 with a Bachelor of Laws, she then went on to obtain a distinction in the Legal Practice Course at The University of Law.
Prior to joining PCB, Caitlin worked within the White Collar Litigation and Investigations team of a US law firm, where she provided assistance with a number of investigations and multi-jurisdiction litigation proceedings.
Cases of note
PCB acted for Mr Walid Giahmi in successfully challenging the jurisdiction of the English court. The case was one of a series of claims and threatened future claims against Mr Giahmi and a number of major Western banks, alleging that investments were made by the Libyan Investment Authority (“the LIA”) with those banks due to Mr Giahmi paying bribes to LIA employees. PCB persuaded the Court that the LIA had seriously breached its duty of full and frank disclosure when it obtained permission to serve him out of the jurisdiction, in particular because it had failed to draw the Court’s attention to the relevant test for limitation and the related evidence tending to show that the LIA could not satisfy that test. Indeed, the Court was persuaded that the LIA had no reasonable prospect of satisfying the test and the claims were therefore time-barred.