Year of Call:
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’.
Victoria has drafted grounds of review and defence in a range of public law matters, including a challenge to the Spare Room Subsidy (colloquially known as the “Bedroom Tax”). She represents children and young people with special educational needs and volunteers for IPSEA.
Victoria has significant experience in immigration and asylum, having worked for UKVI before coming to the Bar. At UKVI Victoria was one of two individuals responsible for the management of Court of Appeal and Supreme Court cases and assisted with ECHR cases.
Victoria regularly appears in inquests, particularly where robust advocacy is necessary. She has recently successfully challenged a Coroner’s interlocutory decision by way of judicial review pre-action letter. Victoria is experienced in cases where Preventing Future Deaths reports might arise. Victoria regularly appears both for families and institutional interested parties, particularly NHS Trusts and individual practitioners.
Recent work includes:
- Instructed by the Government Legal Department to review over 70 international trade agreements and advise on the likelihood of any relevant provision having direct effect.
- Instructed to defend a judicial review involving a high-profile asylum applicant subject to a freezing injunction.
- Representing a 14 year old who wished to name a further education institution in their EHCP.
Appointments & Memberships
- Association of Pensions Lawyers
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Bar Pro Bono Unit
Victoria Brown is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.
Areas of Law
- International Organisations
- Clinical Negligence
- Commercial & Chancery
- Disciplinary & Regulatory
- Employment & Discrimination
- Pensions & Trusts
- Personal Injury
- Professional Negligence
- Public Law