I am a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution & Litigation team at Bates Wells. I advise both for-profit and not-for-profit clients on a range of contentious matters, including contract disputes, fraud and asset recovery, governance disputes, probate disputes, IP disputes and public law issues. As well as advisory work, I have extensive litigation experience.

  • I advised a charity in negotiations to settle a claim for professional negligence against their previous solicitors.
  • I advised a membership organisation in relation to a claim brought by a member in relation to the expulsion of their membership.
  • I advised a charity in relation to a claim brought by a donor for unjust enrichment and mistake.
  • I advised a company based outside the UK on the merits of a six-figure breach of contract claim brought in the UK and settlement of the claim.
  • I advised a global charity in respect of a shareholder dispute.
  • I advised a charity in taking steps to protect its logo after another organisation started using a similar font, colour and layout.
  • I advised a charity in sending a cease and desist letter to a company that was using in name and trademark fraudulently.
  • I have also advised a number of charities and commercial organisations on terminating contracts with their respective suppliers and partners and options moving forward.
  • I have advised individuals in respect of serving statutory demands on a debtor company.
  • I acted for a client in relation to responding to various pre-action letters received following a data security incident.
  • I have advised a charity on responding to a letter of claim from an individual asserting breach/invasion of privacy; breach of the Data Protection Act 2018; misuse of private information and negligence.
  • I assisted in acting for a historian in contested freedom of information challenges to the Cabinet Office and a University in relation to refusal to provide access to an archive containing important historical information.
  • I advised a charity on the enforcement and relevant notice requirements of an indemnity given by a previous provider of outsourced services.
  • I acted for an awarding organisation in its claim for copyright infringement in respect of its qualifications.
  • I advised a charity in relation to the impact of Covid-19 on its large fundraising event and its options under a contract with a supplier.
  • I advised a tourist website on their proposed wording accompanying affiliate links on their website and app.