My role and experience
I initially qualified as a Barrister before electing to become a Solicitor.
I trained and practiced at two leading London firms; Mishcon de Reya then Stephenson Harwood for nearly 10 years before choosing to work locally. I joined Morrisons in October 2016 as an Associate Solicitor.
I have considerable experience in contractual disputes, contentious property, fraud, banking and insolvency. I am well versed in advising on complex, high value disputes including those involving an international element, particularly in Hong Kong.
In terms of contentious property issues, I advise on the following: disputes arising under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, disputed basement extensions, disputed boundaries, rights of way, restrictive covenants, landlord and tenant matters and leasehold enfranchisement cases.
My specific experience
• Acting for a high net worth individual in international proceedings in connection with the ownership of substantial retail properties valued at US$1.6 billion. The matter involved, amongst others, issues of fraud and matrimonial law.
• Acting for an individual regarding allegations of trespass, interference with rights of way and consequential damages.
• Acting for high net worth individuals in international proceedings against feeder funds alleged to have contributed to Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.
• Acting for national retail company in relation to claims valued at approximately £1.85 million regarding breaches of warranties and covenants.
• Acting for banks and corporates in relation to UK, EU and UN sanctions against both Iran and Libya.
• Acting for Natixis in negligence/deceit proceedings arising out of a £750million securitisation involving the Box Clever Group. This case was identified by The Lawyer as being one of the top cases of 2008/9.
• Acting for an international bank in relation to a contractual dispute with other international banks concerning credit default and inflation swaps of bonds with a value of £85million.
• Acting for a European bank in a claim for non-payment of third party fees.
• Acting for a large international auction house in a substantial LCIA arbitration in relation to a debt of £30 million and counterclaims in respect of lost and damaged works of art, and sales without authority.
• Acting in the cross-border liquidation of an international hedge fund in relation to mis-selling of investments in connection with the downturn in global financial markets as a result of US sub-prime issues.
• Acting for a firm of solicitors in £1 million contractual dispute concerning recovery of debts and damages for the provision of panel-solicitor co-ordination and audit services.
• Acting for an individual in obtaining an annulment of a bankruptcy with a complex international element.
Something you may not know
I grew up in Devon and am an RYA Sailing Instructor.