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Stuart Cakebread

  • "A tenacious advocate who always goes the extra mile for his client."

  • "Stuart’s strategic approach to his cases impresses and reassures."

  • "No case is too complicated for him.  He always gets to the heart of the issue."

  • "I have instructed many commercial barristers over the years but he is the one I always come back to for the really challenging cases."

  • "Stuart is an advocate’s advocate - quick on his feet but always calm and penetrative in his argument."

  • "I not only recommend him to my clients but always use him for the firm’s own litigation."

  • "He is definitely the advocate I should least like to be cross-examined by."

Stuart is a barrister who practises commercial law including European and worldwide cross-border litigation and enforcement, international convention and treaty law, civil fraud, banking, commercial agents, non-medical professional negligence and the drafting of commercial contracts. His recent international experience has included cross-border litigation involving and acting with lawyers in the USA, Israel, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Australia, UAE, Bahrain and the British Virgin Islands.

Stuart Cakebread is a member of the BVI Bar.

He is the author of “Drafting Commercial Agreements” published by the Law Society.

Areas of Expertise

Notable Cases

  • Plantation v Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC:

    – 2013 TO DATE –
    • [2015] EWHC 272 (Comm)
    • [2014] C.P. Rep. 7
    • [2013] EWCA Civ 1229

  • Clutterbuck v Al Amoudi

    • [2014] EWHC 383 (Ch) 

  • Dean Murphy v (1) Jayshree Ltd (2) Jayashree Shajahani Murphy (14 December 2012)

    • BVI HCM 2011/99 (Commercial Court of the Virgin Island Territory)

  • Dadourian Group International Inc v Simms

    • [2009] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 601
    • [2008] EWHC 1784 (Ch)
    • [2008] EWHC 186

  • Re Deep Vein Thrombosis and Air Travel Group Litigation

    • [2003] EWCA Civ 1005
    • [2004] QB 234
    • [2003] 3 WLR 956
    • [2004] 1 All ER 445

  • Porter v Magill

    • [2001] UKHL 67
    • [2002] 2 A.C. 357
    • [2002] 2 W.L.R. 37
    • [2002] 1 All E.R. 465
    • [2002] H.R.L.R. 16


Recommendations


 

He is definitely the advocate I should least like to be cross-examined by.

I not only recommend him to my clients but always use him for the firm’s own litigation.

Stuart is an advocate’s advocate – quick on his feet but always calm and penetrative in his argument.

I have instructed many commercial barristers over the years but he is the one I always come back to for the really challenging cases.