Tina Ranales-Cotos


Dispute Resolution

Manchester

36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082

Leeds

5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123

Birmingham

Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Colin Griffin
Harry Young


Dispute Resolution

Tina specializes in all aspects of commercial litigation including sale and supply of goods and services including bailment, retention of title (including application of UK Warehousing Association and RHA conditions), domestic and international carriage of goods by road (CMR, BIFA and common law) agency including commercial agency and distribution agreements, franchise agreements, business restraint, economic torts and insurance work. She also has experience (both advisory and contentious) of construction disputes.

Tina regularly undertakes advisory and advocacy work both in respect of individual and corporate insolvency (including administration and voluntary arrangements) and insolvency-related work. Her clients regularly include trustees and liquidators as well as HMRC.

Tina also undertakes work for and against banks on all aspects of secured and unsecured lending, including mortgages, guarantees and indemnities.

Tina’s practice includes experience of both advisory and advocacy related professional negligence matters, especially solicitors’ negligence.

Tina has experience of acting for clients in mediations, particularly in the context of business restraint work and employment law matters.


Profile

Tina practices in all aspects of commercial and chancery dispute resolution, including the more commercial aspects of employment law.  Tina specialises in post-termination/business restraint work including confidential information, data protection, intellectual property (trademark infringement), passing off and UK and EU competition law matters.

Her practice is predominantly contentious, including a significant element of urgent interim relief work, mainly in the High Court.  Tina also appears in the employment tribunals and the EAT and her experience includes acting for clients in mediations, as well as undertaking advisory work and speaking at legal seminars.

Tina’s client base includes banks, multinationals, limited companies, partnerships, professional firms, LLPs, private equity clients, local and county councils, executive agencies, public bodies, as well as individuals and spans the UK, Isle of Man, Europe and the USA.

She was a member of the Attorney General’s Provincial Panel of Counsel between 2009 and 2014 and acted regularly for the government, mainly in the context of directors’ disqualification proceedings, public interest winding up and employment-related
matters.  She continues to act for HMRC in high value civil fraud cases (MTIC fraud).

Tina also regularly speaks at seminars, including for the Manchester and Liverpool Law Societies and contributes to the reader dilemma section of the Financial Times in relation to employment-related issues.

Year of Call: 1999


Areas of Expertise
  • Commercial & Chancery
  • Civil Fraud
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • UK & EU Competition

Recommendations

Chambers UK 2017 says:

"Her cross-examination is brilliant, plus she's incredibly bright and approachable." "She can be ferocious and scare the other side, but is very good at presenting in a measured way."

Chambers UK 2015 says:

“She is on the ball, able to assimilate a lot of detailed information very quickly, and has a good grasp of the minutiae.”

Chambers UK 2014 says:

“She is technically brilliant; a rare true academic who also has commercial understanding and a good bedside manner with clients.  She is quick on her feet, performs well under pressure, and goes the extra mile to get a good result for the client.”

Legal 500 2017 says:

‘A pugnacious advocate with an excellent reputation for complex High Court injunction matters.'

Legal 500 2015 says:

"Exceptionally professional and client-focused."

Legal 500 2014 says:

[Tina] “Always prepares thoroughly and is a tenacious advocate.”

Memberships

Northern and North Eastern Circuits

Chancery Bar Association

Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

Employment Law Association
Publications

Financial Times – regular contributor to reader dilemma section on employment-related matters

Appointments

Attorney General’s Provincial Panel of Counsel 2009-2014

Qualifications

Leicester (LLB European) 1993-1997

Modena, Italy 1995-1996

Brasenose College, University of Oxford (Bachelor of Civil Law, BCL) 1997-1998

City University, London Diploma in Law 1998-1999

 

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