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Victoria is a civil and commercial practitioner with a particular focus on pensions, employment, commercial and financial services disputes.
She regularly appears in courts and tribunals and has represented clients in the Court of Appeal, High Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal, County Court and Employment Tribunal. Victoria also has significant international experience, and has worked on cases involving the European Patent Office and the Astana International Financial Centre. Victoria acts for and against individuals, public authorities, FTSE 100 companies, senior executives, major financial institutions and NHS Trusts.
Her recent work includes a £60m multi-party professional negligence claim, acting as sole counsel in a multi-track negligent reference claim and successfully acting in a multi-day breach of contract claim involving restrictive covenants.
She is a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.
Victoria regularly provides training and CPD to firms and directly to clients, ranging from seminars to practical tribunal training (see, for example, coverage in The Times). She is a contributor to Lexis PSL and Atkins Court Forms.
Before coming to the Bar Victoria read Law at the University of Durham. She was graded ‘Outstanding’ on the Bar Professional Training Course and received the ‘Most Successful Advocate Award’.
Commercial & Chancery
Victoria regularly advises and appears in commercial matters covering economic torts and contractual claims. She has been instructed in claims relating to professional negligence, directors duties, debt claims including unpaid solicitors fees, property and regulatory compensation claims.
Victoria advises on all aspects of financial services law, including those related to regulatory perimeter issues and obligations imposed on regulated firms and approved persons. She accepts instructions for and against regulators, firms and individuals in the courts and before decision-making committees. Victoria is also familiar with investigations, including document reviews, interviews, responses and representation. Victoria is also a contributing author to the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to: Financial Services Disputes 2019. The Guide is free to access here.
Recent work includes:
- E v A Company – acting as sole counsel for the company in a professional negligence and deceit claim pleaded at £10 million.
- N v A Bank – represented the claimant in s.140 unfair relationship claim arising out of a credit agreement.
- A v A Firm – represented a solicitor in a contested claim for unpaid fees. Successfully recovered the total sum sought.
- S v Trustees – advising on duties in respect of trust property.
- Assisting with a multi-million pound breach of contract claim.
- Advising a company on whether they fell within the scope of the FCA perimeter
- Advising a campaigning body about the extension of the Financial Ombudsman Service powers.
Appointments & Memberships
- Association of Pensions Lawyers
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Bar Pro Bono Unit
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Areas of Law
- International Organisations
- Clinical Negligence
- Commercial & Chancery
- Disciplinary & Regulatory
- Employment & Discrimination
- Pensions & Trusts
- Personal Injury
- Professional Negligence
- Public Law