Litigation Team of the Year 2021
Your complete grasp of the issues, your competence and diplomatic skills were all essential
We were incredibly fortunate in having you working for us, and especially at mediation
Your contribution was way over the call of duty and over lawyer's standard obligations
Thank you so much for your support, advice and skill over the last 2 and a bit years in dealing with a complete nightmare
She is excellent
Always very impressed with the advice and guidance provided by Leticia Jennings.
Pragmatic, commercially-minded and appreciates the reputational sensitivities that charity clients are conscious of.
I am a partner in Bates Wells’ Dispute Resolution & Litigation team, where I lead on a variety of contentious matters with a particular focus on litigation relating to charities, charity governance, charity legacies and charity fraud. I regularly speak at industry events and contribute commentary and know-how to leading publications on these issues.
My other practice areas include contract disputes, shareholder disputes, claims brought under the False Claims Act, asset recovery and the enforcement of judgments.
I am an experienced Supervising Solicitor appointed by the High Court on the execution of search orders, and often work in conjunction with other members of the team on complex, multi-venue searches.
This hard-fought case focussed on the role and status of members in charitable companies. The Supreme Court’s decision represents the leading authority on the extent of the court’s inherent jurisdiction to control members and supervise the administration of charities. The successful outcome of the case unlocked $360M of charitable funds and secured an additional $80M for the UK charity sector ( EWHC 1379 (Ch);  EWCA Civ 1605;  UKSC 33).
The University of London brought the claim as trustee to clarify - for its own benefit - its obligations to house, fund and maintain the Warburg Institute as a separate centre of learning. With support from the academic community around the world, we successfully defended the claim, preserving the Warburg Institute for generations of scholars to come (University of London v Professor Prag and another  EWHC 3564 (Ch);  WTLR 705].