Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers
Justina is a barrister at Outer Temple Chambers and is ranked in the legal directories as a leading junior in cryptocurrency, insolvency, banking and finance, financial services regulation and commercial dispute resolution. She has been described in the directories as “phenomenally bright”, “great to use on difficult insolvency claims”, “an absolute delight to work with”, “a hard-hitting litigator”, “strong, dynamic and commercial”, “a highly intelligent and tenacious litigator”, ”far more financially literate than most barristers”, and “a phenomenal addition to any team when you have claims against banks”with“outstanding legal acumen”.
She has been instructed on numerous significant major cross-border crypto-fraud claims, by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority on law reform in relation to digital assets, and is representing Huobi in a significant appeal in the DIFC Courts. This case has been referred to by the Chief Justice of the DIFC as “one of the first cryptocurrency litigation disputes in the region and one of the few reported cases anywhere in the world which addresses issues such as the safe transfer of cryptocurrency … and the obligations owed by a custodian of cryptocurrency …”.
Before coming to the Bar, Justina was an international investment banker, working with top-ranked corporate finance teams on complex transactions. This, together with her economics degrees, gives her a level of financial acumen and familiarity with financial products that is rare at the Bar. She is appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.