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Sandra Morrison

Position:
Solicitor Rechtsanwältin
Location:
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+44 (0) 161 234 8849
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+44 (0) 161 234 8846

My specialist area

All aspects of Commercial Litigation/ Dispute Resolution, in particular contractual and commercial disputes, misrepresentation as well as professional negligence cases.

In addition to being a Litigation Lawyer, I am also a dual qualified Solicitor and Rechtsanwältin and head up the GD German Desk. In this role, I am able to offer English legal advice to German speaking clients and German law advice to English clients.
 

I qualified in

1997

What it's like to work at George Davies

When I joined George Davies in 2002, I was the firm’s first Solicitor working part-time; there have been many more since. The firm is flexible, friendly and supportive. We aim to continuously deliver high quality and innovative legal advice with integrity and commitment. It is the calibre of our people that makes George Davies truly unique.

My professional memberships/ networks

Committee member of the German British Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Northern England).
British-German Jurists Association (BGJA)
British German Association (BGA)
Anwaltsverein
Advounion
DAC e.V.
Iurweb
DASV 
 

What clients say about me

"I have always found Sandra to be an extremely efficient and professional lawyer in my dealings with her."

"Sandra is always thoughtful and concise in her advice. She is client-focused and works hard to help us achieve our aims."

“Hiermit möchte ich mich für Ihre gute Beratung und Unterstützung bedanken. Sie haben zu meiner vollsten Zufriedenheit gearbeitet und sich stets engagiert für meine Interessen eingesetzt. Sie hatten immer ein offenes Ohr für meine Sorgen, Beschwerden und Wünsche. Schließlich möchte ich die gute Korrespondenz über Telefon und Email loben. Durch Ihre unermüdliche Unterstützung habe ich meinen Fall gewonnen. Herzlichen Dank”.

"George Davies Solicitors LLP handles a range of commercial disputes, and is a popular choice with German clients, who instruct dual-qualified associate Sandra Morrison."  Legal 500, 2011

"At George Davies Solicitors LLP, associate Sandra Morrison leads on cross-border cases for German clients." Legal 500, 2012

My experience/ cases of note

Ultra Motorhomes International Ltd v (1) Ultra Vehicle Design Ltd and (2) Behlke Electronic GmbH[2005] EWHC872 (Ch), Lloyd J J
Trial of preliminary issues of jurisdiction and applicable laws in complex cross border insolvency case.
 
Ultra Motorhomes International Ltd v (1) Ultra Vehicle Design Ltd and (2) Behlke Electronic GmbH [2006] EWHC 3236 (Ch), Patten J
Trial of complex title dispute over substantial asset between the supervisor of the CVA of an (insolvent) UK company and its German customer with a security interest over the asset.
 
Waterfall -v- HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd [LTL, 17.10.2008]
Trial over interpretation of the interpretation of the Rules of the Securities and Futures Authorities and the Financial Services Authority on the suitability of investment advice and the management of investment funds. The case decided issues in relation to the liabilities and responsibilities imposed on a financial institution, subject to the SFA/FSA, when providing private investment services.
 
In the matter of Anderson Owen Ltd (in liquidation) and David Merrygold -v- Mr and Mrs Bates [2009 EWHC 2837 (Ch)
Complex cross border case, being instructed on one aspect with respect of validity of service of English proceedings in Germany, issue of whether material non-disclosure; application of Regulation (EC) No. 1393/2007 ("the Service Regulation") and interplay with Council Regulation (EC) 1346/2000 ("the Insolvency Regulation").
 
[Dr Gerstenkorn -v- General Medical Council [2009 EWHC 2682 (Admin)]
Being instructed on one aspect regarding appeal before the Administrative Court brought under section 40 of the Medical Act 1983 against a decision of the Fitness to Practise Panel of the General Medical Council that his fitness to practise was impaired by reason of his misconduct and deficient professional performance, and that his name should be erased from the medical register.
 
Schwarzgorn -v- Stolle (2008)
Acted for Claimant who successfully obtained Freezing Injunction and thereafter Judgment in the Manchester High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, Mercantile List before HHJ Hegarty QC. A point of interest in the case was that jurisdiction lay with the English courts who had to apply German law to the dispute.
 
I dealt with the first ever registration of a European Payment Order in the High Court of Justice, Manchester District Registry.

 

My additional qualifications

German Solicitor (Rechtsanwältin) - since 2000

What I do when I'm not at work

When I'm not at work I enjoy running, Zumba, cycling and sailing.

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