Romie Tager

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Romie Tager
Born 19 July 1947
Residence London
Nationality British
Occupation Barrister

Romie Tager QC (born 1947) is a British commercial barrister who until February 2015 was head of Selborne Chambers.

Family and early life

Romie Tager was born 19 July 1947,[1] the son of Osias Tager of Hannover, Germany, who became a naturalised British citizen in 1950,Template:Primary-source inline[2] and Minnie Tager who died from cancer in 1974.[3] Romie Tager has siblings Helen and Sharon. His brother Henry died in 2004.[4] Helen Tager-Flusberg is a professor of neuropsychology at the University of Boston.

Tager was educated at Hasmonean High School, Hendon, and University College London where he received his LLB.[no citations needed here]


Tager was called to the bar in 1970 and became a Queen's Counsel in 1995.[5] He specialises in commercial and property law. He has represented former member of parliament David Mellor in connection with a dispute over the purchase of an antiques company, and in 2014, he successfully acted for film director Gary Love against the restauranteur Gordon Ramsey.[6] Tager is currently representing Vincent Tchenguiz in his £2.2 billion claim against the accountants Tchenguiz says deliberated orchestrated a Serious Fraud Office investigation into his affairs.[7]

Among other notable cases in which Tager has appeared is the appeal in Baturina v Times Newspapers Ltd ([2011] EWCA Civ 308; [2011] WLR (D) 104) in which the law relating to innuendo was clarified[8] and Innovatis Investment Fund Ltd v Ejder Group Ltd ([2010] EWHC 1851 (Norris J.)) which is believed to be the first reported case in which High Court has ruled on the legal nature of a securities repurchase agreement.[9]

In 2009, Tager appeared as lead counsel for the claimant in Pocket Kings Ltd v Safenames Ltd & Kentucky [2009] (EWHC 2529 (Ch)) in which the High Court ruled that the U.S. State of Kentucky was not a state within the meaning of the State Immunity Act 1978.[10]

Tager is a director of a number of companies, including some that formerly belonged to his late father.Template:Or[11]

Charity work

Tager is vice president of the Ravenswood Foundation[12] that provides a residential community in Berkshire run by the charity Norwood that provides a home for adults with learning difficulties. Tager's father was one of the founders of the organisation in 1953.[4][13][14] In 2006, Romie and Esther Tager gave the centre £1m in memory of Romie's father.[15]

Tager is also the honorary secretary and a trustee of the Jewish Book Council.[16]

Political donations

Tager has been a donor to the British Conservative Party.[17]


  1. "Romie TAGER". Debrett's People of Today. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  2. Naturalisation Certificate: Osias Tager. National Archives. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  3. "It's in the DNA", Together, 2014, No. 9, pp. 22-23.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cameron opens charity’s £2.4m home for autistic. Macer Hall, Express, 26 June 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2015. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Exp" defined multiple times with different content
  5. "Romie Tager QC". Chambers & Partners. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  6. "Gordon Ramsay: I was a performing monkey while father-in-law had a cushy office job". Lewis Smith, The Independent, 28 November 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  7. "A £2.2bn claim: Stephenson Harwood and McGuireWoods act as Vincent Tchenguiz files against Grant Thornton and Kaupthing". Jaishree Kalia, Legal Business, 28 November 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  8. Baturina v Times Newspapers Ltd. Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales, 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  9. Judgment of Norris J in Innovatis Investment Fund Ltd v Ejder Group Ltd. Selborne Chambers, 30 July 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  11. ROMIE TAGER. CompanyCheck. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  12. "Care village welcomes chief rabbi to celebrate 60th anniversary." Becky Barnes, Get Reading, 11 September 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  13. "Great Britain", Miriam Kochan, The American Jewish Year Book, Vol. 106, (2006), pp. 316-334.
  14. "Tory leader opens new Norwood unit." James Martin, The Jewish Chronicle, 2 July 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  15. Norwood windfall. Candice Krieger, The Jewish Chronicle, 11 May 2006. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  16. Jewish Book Council. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  17. "Tory front bench's prominent donors named in list". David Hencke, The Guardian, 4 July 2008. Retrieved 17 April 2015.

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