Camilla Ter Haar
- Called: 2005
Camilla is a Commercial Barrister regularly acting in international and domestic matters for a range of public and private clients and their legal advisors. Camilla’s principal practice areas are in commercial and related litigation, including contractual and construction law, recovery and agency claims. She also specialises in insolvency law, both personal and corporate. She is commonly retained by both the private and public sectors in pre-trial, interlocutory and trial appearances and to advise. She is experienced and efficient in working as a team member with those who instruct her.
Camilla is currently instructed as junior counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.
- Regularly acts in claims relating to the provision and supply of goods and services, both domestically and internationally.
- Experienced in claims relating to breach of contract and actions to recover monies.
- Provides advice on the validity of Terms and Conditions and exclusion clauses.
- Recent work includes advising with regards to law, tactics and jurisdiction in an action for breach of contract brought both in England and in the USA.
- Acts in claims to enforce guarantees and other forms of security.
Frequently provides advice regarding procedure, within and out of jurisdiction.
Regularly appears in the Companies Court and recent work includes:
- Applications for the late registration of charges and the restoration of companies to the register.
- Advice and litigation in connection with unfair prejudice (s.994 of the Companies Act 2006) on behalf of both minority and majority shareholders.
- Advises all parties involved in corporate insolvency and personal bankruptcy, including insolvency practitioners, company directors and individuals. Has extensive experience of insolvency mechanisms and acts for and against Office Holders.
- Regularly provides advice and acts in all areas of Insolvency Law, including Bankruptcy, Winding Up Petitions, Asset Recovery, Possession Claims.
Recent work includes:
- an international arbitration arising from a Qatari based construction project;
- an international arbitration arising from a trade dispute between a British manufacturer and the Taiwanese government.
- Provided advice regarding proposed Women’s Rights Legislation in Sierra Leone.
- Advised One World Action with regards to a draft Trade Union Law in Cambodia.
- Provided advice to ATT Legal with regards to NGO rights in the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations.
- Recently advised EDLC on Indigenous Land Rights with regard to a proposed Malaysian Land Rights bill.
- Advised the Western Sahara Campaign with regards to product labelling and the legality in international law of the practice of labelling produce originating from the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara as Moroccan.
Camilla Ter Haar is experienced in professional negligence claims arising out of mortgage lending, including breach of trust and breach of fiduciary duty claims against valuers and solicitors.
She acts regularly for commercial lenders and for both large and small business clients. Camilla is happy to represent clients in arbitrations or mediations.
Camilla’s increasing specialisation in contractual and construction disputes is reflected in her co-authoring a new title, “Remedies in Construction Law”, published by Informa Law in late 2010.
Camilla’s practice frequently requires her involvement in international and domestic construction disputes. Recent trials include a claim for damages for defective building work and for breach of contract in a construction contract.
The University of Edinburgh, M.A. in English Literature
The City University, London, C.P.E. Graduate Diploma in Law
BPP Law School, Bar Vocational Course
Inner Temple Hughes Parry Scholarship
Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, M.A. Advanced International Studies, specialisation in International Law.
The London School of Economics, Certificate in Law, War and Human Rights
Camilla Ter Haar is Co-author (with Roger ter Haar QC), Remedies in Construction Law, Informa Law, 2010.
“An Opinion on the Land Rights of Malaysian Orang Asli” with Schona Jolly and Fernanda Venzon,  1 LNS (A) xlii
Outside work Camilla enjoys the theatre, film and art. Camilla helped to establish and has an executive role at The Klosters Forum, a Swiss verein which brings together thought-leaders to tackle pressing environmental issues.