I qualified as a barrister in 2009 and then practised as a solicitor. I became a Solicitor-Advocate and Head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution team at a large Bristol-based law firm. I subsequently transferred back to the Bar. My wide range of experience is a key attribute that those who instruct me really find attractive.
I have an extensive commercial practice that covers all types of business and commercial disputes, with a particular emphasis on contract, misrepresentation, partnership and director disputes. I regularly advise and represent businesses in both the County Court and High Court. From my time working as a Solicitor-Advocate, I have significant experience of alternative dispute resolution and, in particular, representing clients at mediations.
My wide ranging commercial disputes experience includes claims relating to:
I also have experience of professional negligence cases and extensive experience of dealing with claims against all professionals including; barristers, solicitors, accountants, brokers, insurers, architects, surveyors and other construction specialists. My experience as a Solicitor-Advocate is invaluable to professional negligence claims against lawyers, having been instructed on claims relating to employment, commercial litigation, property disputes, and personal injury claims.
A few case examples include:
In terms of accountants I’ve handled a variety of claims, including:
With regards to surveyors, valuers and architects I’ve acted in:
Finally, I’ve advised, and acted for and against, brokers and insurers in claims for failure to implement the correct insurance cover, and for a broker in a claim regarding the failure to advise on the financial status of an insurer.
In addition to my commercial practice I’ve advised and represented clients on a wide range of property disputes, including boundary disputes and nuisance claims. I’m regularly instructed to make and oppose applications for injunctions relating to property.
In particular I can assist with the following areas of property law:
In terms of case examples I’ve acted in possession and dilapidation claims and been instructed in multi-day High Court trials in relation to trespass and nuisance disputes, involving breaches of “Leakey” duties. I’ve also acted in breach of covenant claims relating to unlawful subletting of properties through Airbnb.
Prior to transferring to the Bar, I was a Solicitor-Advocate and Head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution team at a large Bristol-based law firm. I specialised in commercial disputes and professional negligence claims.
I’m a experienced litigator, negotiator and advocate with particular expertise in:
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