Experience

I am a solicitor in the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Litigation team and am also a member of the Legacies, Trusts & Probate Disputes team.

I advise a variety of charitable and commercial clients on a range of contentious matters.

Highlights

  • Personal injury claims

    I advise on a range of personal injury claims and in particular act for a number of charities in relation to historic abuse claims, which include complex vicarious liability arguments, reputational and limitation issues.

  • Covid cancellations

    I advised a major UK charity in relation to the recovery of fees that the charity had been forced to pay following the cancellation of a large event as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. We successfully recovered all of the charity’s costs on the basis that the contract had been frustrated and the fees should not have been payable.

  • I acted for a major arts charity in relation to a governance dispute and related matters
  • I advised a national healthcare charity on a dispute with a fundraising provider
  • I advised an awarding organisation on the enforcement of their copyright and trademarks
  • I acted for a Russian client in relation to a multi-million pound arbitration against a BVI Company
  • I successfully represented a client in a claim for the delivery up of twenty seven vintage motorcycles, which had been retained by a third party in the mistaken belief that it was entitled to exercise a particular lien over the motorcycles. We successfully obtained summary judgment for the delivery up and return of the motorcycles.

Qualifications and career

  • University of Leeds, BA (Hons) History, 2012
  • BPP University London, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2013 - 2014
  • Paralegal in the Charity Department, Bates Wells, 2014 -2016
  • BPP University London, Legal Practice Course, (Distinction) 2015 -2016
  • Trainee Solicitor Bates Wells, 2016 - 2018
  • Admitted as a solicitor in September 2018

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Adviser at South West London Law Centre
  • Advisory Board Member for SafetyNet Technologies
  • Bates Wells Diversity and Inclusion Forum
  • Bates Wells outreach project leader for Breaking Barriers