Robert Hantusch has a wide-ranging commercial and chancery practice which is predominantly litigation based. Robert also advises on all aspects of banking and company law.
A substantial part of Robert’s practice includes bringing and defending asset recovery and tracing claims arising from commercial fraud and bribery.
Robert has considerable experience in handling professional negligence claims involving solicitors, accountants and licensed insolvency practitioners.
Robert also regularly advises and represents Authorities and Contractors in relation to procurement and performance disputes in the custodial, educational, waste disposal, housing and healthcare sectors.
Robert also undertakes extensive insolvency work advising and acting for and against creditors, debtors, directors and office holders.
Robert is also a mediator and frequently represents parties at mediations
- Banking and financial regulation litigation
- Civil fraud – asset tracing and recovery
- Commercial disputes and litigation
- Company law
- Conflict of laws
- Entertainment – media – sports
- Insolvency and restructuring
- Mediation & ADR
- Professional liability
- Trusts – Trusts of Land
- Wills – probate – family provision
- Cases of Interest
- Gore & Anor v Mishcon de Reya  EWHC 164 (Ch) Commercial fraud and advance fee fraud. Asset rcovery claims advanced founded on Quistclose trust, dishonest assistance and conspiracy to defraud.
- Nigel Clack v Wrigleys Solicitors LLP  EWHC 413 (Ch) (Lawtel 13/3/2013 Document No.: AC0136250) Professional negligence claim against Solicitors arising from inadequate advice given in connection with a secured loan
- Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v Tominey  EWHC 3580 (Ch) Commercial Fraud. Freezing Orders in support of bribery claim
- Horler v Rubin & Ors  EWCA Civ 4 (18 January 2012) Successfully resisted claim by the business partner of a Bankrupt against the Trustee in Bankruptcy of his partner for applying partnership assets to discharge bankruptcy debts and costs
- Hurndell v Hozier & Anor  EWCA Civ 67 Commercial Fraud: civil recovery proceedings following the alleged misappropriation of shares in a public company.
- Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills v Aaron & Ors  EWHC 3263 (Ch) Directors Disqualification: Acted for the directors of a regulated investment services company that mis-sold structured investment products and consequently went into administration
- Transview Properties Ltd v City Site Properties Ltd  EWCA Civ 1255 Chancery Litigation. Appeal in relation to a rectification claim in relation to an overage agreement on a commercial property sale.
- Robert Hantusch also previously acted for the petitioning creditor in the extensive Ebert litigation including Ebert v Venvil  Ch 484,  EWCA Civ 3043 which established the jurisdictional basis for Extended Civil Restraint Orders
Chancery Bar Association, Commercial Bar Association
MA (Cantab) (Law) 1st class Honours (St Catharine’s College)
Robert Hantusch contributes Practice Notes to LexisPSL on the subject of Restructuring and Insolvency: Insolvency Litigation under the following titles:-
- Disclaimer of Leases
- Office Holders and Evidence
- Property Issues and Rent Deposit Deeds
Robert Hantusch has also contributed articles to Corporate Rescue and Insolvency in relation to
- Assignments of causes of action by office holders (2012) 4 CRI 118
- Court challenges to the decisions of administrators and liquidators (2014) 4 CRI 135
- Other pertinent information
Robert Hantusch has dual nationality being born in London but is also Canadian by naturalisation. He has lived in South Yorkshire for over 30 years but his practice is and has at all times been based in Lincoln’s Inn