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Victoria Brown

Victoria Brown

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Victoria joined Chambers in September 2017 on successful completion of her pupillage. She is establishing a broad practice across Chambers’ areas of expertise.

Prior to pupillage, Victoria spent two years at the Home Office where she managed over 200 statutory appeals in the Court of Appeal and assisted with Supreme Court and ECtHR cases. During this time she co-founded a non-profit organisation aimed at raising awareness of forced marriage in schools. Victoria also volunteered at a solicitors’ firm and a law centre covering a variety of public law matters. She remains committed to pro bono work and volunteers through the Bar Pro Bono Unit and IPSEA.

Employment & Discrimination

Victoria frequently appears in the Employment Tribunal in multi-day and multi-week trials. She has experience across the range of employment matters, spanning discrimination, dismissal, TUPE, whistleblowing, breach of contract and wages claims. Victoria acts for both claimants and respondents regularly both in an advisory capacity and representation at tribunal.

She also has experience of appearing in the Employment Appeal Tribunal as sole counsel at final hearing level. During pupillage she assisted with research and preparation of grounds of appeal to the Supreme Court in a freedom of expression and religious discrimination case.

During pupillage (assisting James Arnold), Victoria gained experience of drafting policies for large organisations and police forces. She drafted an email/social media policy and advised on the lawfulness of a dress code policy.

Pensions & Trusts

Victoria’s experience in pensions & trusts includes assisting in rectification, equalisation, equitable mistake, estoppel and misrepresentation claims. She assisted David E. Grant with researching the duty of utmost good faith in an insurance context. Victoria has assisted with drafting letters before action and skeleton arguments.

Victoria has contributed to the Lexis PSL Practice Notes on pensions.

Personal Injury

Victoria has a court and paperwork based practice in health matters. She undertakes drafting of particulars of claim, defences, counter-claims and replies as well as advice on merits and/or quantum.

With Sarah Crowther, Victoria gained experience across the range of injury, illness and accident claims with an international element, including the Package Travel Regulations, the Brussels I (Recast) Regulations the Rome II Regulations, and the Athens Convention.

Victoria also appears in inquests and has represented families and NHS Trusts.

Clinical Negligence

Victoria has a court and paperwork based practice in health matters. She undertakes drafting of particulars of claim, defences, counter-claims and replies as well as advice on merits and/or quantum.

With Sarah Crowther, Victoria gained experience across the range of injury, illness and accident claims with an international element, including the Package Travel Regulations, the Brussels I (Recast) Regulations the Rome II Regulations, and the Athens Convention.

Victoria also appears in inquests and has represented families and NHS Trusts.

Public Law

Victoria is experienced in written and oral submissions in public law matters. She regularly drafts grounds and provides advice in immigration matters.

Other public law experience includes:

  • Drafting submissions in relation to a challenge to the Spare Room Subsidy (colloquially known as the “Bedroom Tax”)
  • Drafting position statements, summary/detailed grounds of defence in Court of Protection matters including deprivation of liberty and best interests decisions.

Awards

  • Most Successful Advocate, Kaplan
  • The Durham Award, University of Durham
  • Winner, Francis Taylor Building Kingsland Cup
  • Winner, Senior Moot, Gray’s Inn

 


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