Judith Roche

Judith is a commercial litigator specialising in banking and funds disputes. Her experience includes day-to-day conduct of high value and complex claims against some of the world’s largest banks and financial institutions.  She is regarded by Leading Counsel, clients and peers alike as an outstanding commercial litigator.  She is currently acing for a former Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr Bidzina Ivanishvili along with all the Plainitffs in Case No: 293 of 2017: namely Mr Bidzina Ivanishvili et al v Credit Suisse Life (Bermuda) Limited for claims valued in excess of $500 million. Judith also acted for several years for the investment funds Hermes International Fund Limited and Thema Fund Limited against HSBC for claims approaching $700 million for losses sustained as a result of Bernard Madoff’s fraud.   

 

Judith joined Hurrion in 2014 prior to which she was a commercial litigator at William Fry Solicitors, Dublin, Ireland where she acted in a number of high value disputes in the Irish Commercial Court and High Court. Judith’s experience includes an action against the custodian of Thema International Fund plc seeking the recovery of over $1 billion following the arrest of Bernard Madoff and acting for Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay in proceedings relating to the purchase of loans from the Special Liquidators of IBRC (Irish Bank Resolution Corporation).  

Reported cases:

 

  • Kalix Fund Ltd & Anor v HSBC Institutional Trust Services [Ireland] Limited & Anor [2009] IEHC 457

  • Aforge Finance SAS & Ors v HSBC Institutional Trust Services [Ireland] Limited [2009] IEHC 565

  • Thema International Fund plc & Anor v HSBC Institutional Trust Services [Ireland] Limited [2010] IEHC 19

  • Aforge Finance SAS & Ors v HSBC Institutional Trust Services [Ireland] Limited [2011] IEHC 6

  • Thema International Fund plc v HSBC Institutional Trust Services [Ireland] Limited [2011] IEHC 344

  • Thema International Fund plc v HSBC Institutional Trust Services [Ireland] Limited [2011] IEHC 357

  • Thema International Fund plc v HSBC Institutional Trust Services [Ireland] Limited [2011] IEHC 495

  • Thema International Fund plc v HSBC Institutional Trust Services [Ireland] Limited [2011] IEHC 496

  • Thema International Fund plc v HSBC Institutional Trust Services [Ireland] Limited [2012] IEHC 298

  •  Thema International Fund plc & v HSBC Institutional Trust Services [Ireland] Limited [2013] IESC 5

Judith Roche

Senior Associate

+441 405 2068

JRoche@hurrion.com

Education:

  • LLB Law and European Studies, University of Limerick, Ireland (2005)

  • Law Society of Ireland Professional Practice Course (2010)

  • Diploma in Commercial Litigation, Law Society of Ireland (2011)


Admissions:

  • Role of Solicitors in the Republic of Ireland, 2010 (not currently practising)

  • Role of Solicitors in Northern Ireland, 2014 (not currently practising)

  • Bermuda in 2018