Nora joined 9 Stone Buildings in October 2019 on successful completion of her pupillage in chambers. Her supervisors were Martin Young, Paul Wilmshurst and Rory Brown. She has a broad commercial and chancery practice and accepts instructions in all core areas of chambers’ practice. During her studies, Nora taught languages and worked as a translator for a German law firm. She can take instructions and advise in both English and German.
Nora has worked on a wide range of insolvency and company matters. She has appeared as an advocate in winding up petitions, bankruptcy petitions and annulment applications. She has drafted pleadings in disputes involving wrongful and fraudulent trading, transactions at an undervalue, and breaches of a company director’s fiduciary duties. Further, she has assisted with applications to set aside a statutory demand, applications for leave to continue proceedings against a company in administration, directors’ disqualification proceedings, and applications for a private examination.
Nora regularly appears as a sole advocate in County Court trials on commercial and civil matters (usually contractual disputes). She has also advised and drafted pleadings in a range of civil disputes. Further, she has appeared in various procedural applications, including applications for relief from sanctions, strikeout, and the setting aside of judgments. During pupillage, she assisted with applications for interim relief, including freezing injunctions, as well as committal applications for breach of such injunctions.
Nora has worked on a variety of property matters. During pupillage, she assisted with trials in dilapidation claims, boundary disputes, and TOLATA disputes. She has appeared as an advocate in contested possession hearings and procedural applications in property disputes. She has been instructed on multiple occasions to draft pleadings in landlord and tenant cases. Further, she has obtained some experience in the area of village greens and public rights of way.
During pupillage, Nora assisted with various contested probate disputes, including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and challenges to the validity of wills. She has been involved in mediations where such claims were settled. She also has experience with approval hearings following such settlements on behalf of children and protected parties.
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First published in the Autumn 2019 edition of RECOVERY magazine and reproduced with the permission of R3 and GTI Media
BPTC (Very Competent) – The University of Law (London Bloomsbury) – 2018
LLM International Commercial Law (Distinction) – University College London (UCL) (Dissertation: Divided Ownership and the Effects of Insolvency in the English Trust and German Treuhand) – 2017
BA Jurisprudence (English Law with Legal Studies in Europe) (2:1) – University of Oxford, Magdalen College – 2016
Prizes and scholarships
Gray’s Inn Bedingfield Scholarship – 2017
Gray’s Inn Residential Scholarship – 2017
The University of Law Advocacy Scholarship – 2017
8 New Square Prize for the best performance in the LLM Copyright and Designs module – 2017
Third Prize, Ninth International Roman Law Moot – 2016
Chancery Bar Association
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Nora Wannagat is an independent self-employed barrister registered with the Bar Standards Board of England; whose practice is governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales which code can be found at www.barstandardsboard.org.uk; has full professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited (ref BM 2930/080) (details of the world-wide cover are provided at www.barmutual.co.uk); is registered for VAT (reg. no. 331744123); and can be contacted during chambers opening hours by telephone at 02074045055 or by e-mail at email@example.com.