Carly is a leading individual whose practice covers all aspects of chancery and commercial litigation and advisory work. She has a broad range of experience in matters including insolvency (both personal and corporate), company and partnership, shareholder disputes, directors disqualification, professional negligence, banking, mortgage, guarantees and recovery of assets, trusts, contractual disputes and sale of goods.
Carly specialises in professional negligence claims. She regularly acts for financial institutions and other lenders in pursuing professional negligence claims against a number of professional advisors, including valuers, surveyors, solicitors and accountants. She also has significant experience of dealing with claims for contributory negligence, that are more regularly being made against financial institutions regarding their lending and other practices.
Carly is consistently recommended as a Leading Individual in Chambers and Partners. In Chambers and Partners 2021 she was recommended as a Leading Individual in both the fields of Commercial Dispute Resolution and Restructuring/Insolvency. Described as “technically excellent and a very, very good advocate”; clients report that she is sensible and down-to-earth, fights cases with vigour and is proactive and able to quickly grasp the issues. “She can be a real fighter when she needs to be, but is also very polished and very clever.” Carly has earned a reputation for thoroughness: her preparation for hearings and conferences is described by the Legal 500 as simply “excellent on the law and extremely tenacious.”
In 2010 Carly was appointed as Junior Counsel to the Crown (Provincial Panel) and was re-appointed in 2018 to Regional Panel A.
Her clients include insolvency practitioners, banks, multi-nationals, small businesses, professional firms and private individuals, as well as the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and other Government Departments.
Carly has recently secured an important victory in the Court of Appeal in the case of Allsop v Banner Jones and Cohen, which has significant and wide ranging implications for future claims (see more here).