3PB's specialist commercial and chancery barrister Aaron Mayers explores the stringent stance of the courts on cases involving a breach of fiduciary duties, with reference to the recent Court of Appeal decision in Recovery Partners GP Ltd v Rukhadze and others  EWCA Civ 305.
Commercial and chancery barrister Aaron Mayers joined 3PB in 2021. He has already developed an impressive commercial and property litigation portfolio, whilst building a strong rapport with a number of clients in London and throughout the Western Circuit.
Aaron graduated with a First Class Law degree, before obtaining a BPTC qualification and being called to the Bar in 2018. Aaron is also an ADR-ODR qualified civil mediator.
Before commencing pupillage with 3PB in 2020, Aaron worked within the commercial litigation team at Signature Litigation in London and also with Baker & Partners in Jersey (Channel Islands). His work was particularly focused on developing litigation strategy and providing commercially viable advice in complex and high-value commercial and trusts disputes. As a result, Aaron gained experience in advising and representing businesses in different jurisdictions in a wide range of trusts and contractual matters. Aaron has an acute awareness and understanding of the needs of solicitors and clients, and maintains a strong knowledge of offshore and multi-jurisdictional dispute handling and case law.
Aaron also has experience working in the charities sector and holds a number of Trustee and Advisory Board positions. He is currently a Trustee and Executive Board member at Bridging the Bar, a charity dedicated to promoting equality of opportunity in the legal profession.
In his spare time, Aaron enjoys travelling, investing, reading and playing football.
Some of Aaron’s recent cases include:
- Successfully appealing two orders on behalf of a UAE-based bank in a debt recovery dispute.
- Successfully defending an international car manufacturer in relation to a claim for a defective vehicle under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
- Obtaining a strike out and summary judgment application on behalf of a UK-based international consumer technology manufacturer.
- Obtaining judgment and costs on behalf of a residential freeholder in a construction dispute.
- Obtaining judgment and P36 costs in a contractual dispute on behalf of a national media publishing company.
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Aaron has a wide range of experience in both residential and commercial property disputes. His understanding of the issues which typically affect both landlords and tenants enables him to provide solutions-oriented and commercially viable advice whilst collaborating with his clients.
In recent months, Aaron’s property practice has been focused on the following areas:
- Breach of covenant
- Commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes
- Possession hearings.
• Acting for a commercial leaseholder in a dispute pertaining to leasehold enfranchisement.
• Advising and drafting pleadings for a commercial leaseholder in relation to a claim for breach of
covenant and defective premises.
• Advising and drafting Particulars of Claim for a residential landlord in a claim for rent arrears and
• Advising a residential freeholder in a claim for an injunction and non-pecuniary damages in relation to
nuisance and trespass.
• Numerous possessions hearings under sections 8 and 21 of the Housing Act 1998.
• Successfully acting for the administrators of an estate in possession proceedings concerning estate
• Advising residential freeholders in relation to a dispute involving excessive user and trespass.
• Advising and drafting a Defence and Counterclaim on behalf of a commercial leaseholder and
guarantor in a claim involving rent arrears and breach of covenant.
• Drafting pleadings for a residential freeholder in a dispute with a real estate development firm
involving trespass to land.
• Advising and drafting pleadings in relation to several residential freeholders and leaseholders in
disputes involving trespass, nuisance and harassment.
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Aaron has a wide range of experience in commercial disputes. His client focused approach enables him to
provide accurate and commercially viable advice whilst collaborating with his clients. He accepts instructions to
provide advice, draft pleadings and represent clients in litigation and mediation.
In recent months, Aaron’s commercial practice has been focused on the following areas:
- Contractual disputes
- Debt recovery
- Consumer goods disputes
- Supply of goods and services disputes
- Various interim applications
Aaron’s current casework includes:
• Acting for a construction sole trader in a contractual dispute concerning the Consumer Rights Act
• Advising and drafting pleadings for a homeowner in a contractual dispute with a construction company
pertaining to off-premises selling.
• Advising and drafting pleadings in relation to a claim under the Sale of Goods and Services Act 1982
pertaining to services provided by a vehicle garage.
• Advising and drafting pleadings in a claim under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 pertaining to the
purchase of multiple defective caravans.
• Advising and drafting pleadings for a shipping company in a dispute involving contractual liabilities as
well as personal injury.
Some of Aaron’s recent cases include:
• Successfully appealing two orders on behalf of a UAE-based bank in a debt recovery dispute.
• Successfully defending an international car manufacturer in relation to a claim for a defective vehicle
under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
• Obtaining a strike out and summary judgment application on behalf of a n international consumer
• Obtaining judgment and costs on behalf of a residential freeholder in a construction dispute.
• Obtaining judgment and P36 costs in a contractual dispute on behalf of a national media publishing
Directors Beware: The Court's Stringent Stance on Breaching Fiduciary Duties24th Apr 2023
Contract Drafting with ChatGPT: Legal Innovation or Risky Business?28th Mar 2023
3PB's Aaron Mayers explores the potential impacts of introducing AI technology (such as ChatGPT) into the contract drafting process.
Bitcoin Security: Bitcoin Security: Should Developers Be Held Liable2nd Mar 2023
3PB's specialist commercial and chancery barrister Aaron Mayers discusses a recent dispute heard in the Court of Appeal regarding whether Bitcoin network developers have a fiduciary duty towards Bitcoin owners.
The extra-territoriality of non-party disclosure: obtaining documents from parties abroad24th Nov 2022
3PB specialist commercial and chancery barrister Aaron Mayers discusses the case of Gorbachev v Guriev  EWCA Civ 1270 and investigates how the case sets a precedence for the meaning of extra-territoriality.
Supreme Court guidance on non-compete clauses10th Aug 2021
Harcus Sinclair LLP and another (Respondents) v Your Lawyers Ltd (Appellant)  UKSC 32
David Kemeny and Aaron Mayers analyse Harcus Sinclair LLP and another (Respondents) v Your Lawyers Ltd (Appellant)  UKSC 32 in which the Supreme Court considers whether, in determining a promisee’s legitimate interests, a court can take into account what the parties thought (assessed objectively at the time it was signed) would occur as a consequence of entering into an NDA containing a restraint of trade clause, in addition to the express and implied provisions of the contract itself.
Aaron’s professional clients have provided the following feedback:
“Counsel was brilliant – very astute and calming”
"I have another matter to take to court concerning one of my residential properties - after today, I definitely want you to represent me again."
“…the Defendant was very happy with [his] assistance and has asked that we try and make sure [he is] available for the next one"
“Having attended the remote hearing as an observer, I was very impressed with [his] performance at the Trial… Nothing but positive feedback for Aaron”