Lisa’s practice covers a broad range of commercial and chancery litigation.
Her commercial practice covers disputes over commercial contracts, partnership disputes and commercial property litigation. She is frequently instructed to advise and act in cases involving more complex issues of law such as those concerning defective guarantees, penalty clauses, and difficult cases of interpretation and rectification of contracts.
Lisa appears regularly in the Business and Property Courts where she has substantial experience in dealing with a broad spectrum of applications and claims under the Insolvency Act 1986 and Companies Act 2006. Examples of cases include shareholders’ disputes, contentious winding up petitions (including petitions for just an equitable winding up) and acting for office holders and respondents on misfeasance claims. She frequently deals with more difficult and contentious issues which may arise under the Insolvency Act, for example, contentious administration applications, remuneration challenges and issues over trustees’ conduct under section 303 of the Insolvency Act.
Lisa is particularly adept at researching niche points of law and using various authorities to support her case at Court. With vast advocacy experience Lisa is able to deal with more complex litigation where her thorough preparation is always an asset.
Lisa has recently been appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown by the Attorney General (Regional Panel B).
Examples of Cases:
- Acting for directors and administrators in an application to regularise a defective appointment due to the lack of FCA consent: Gregory & Others v A.R.G. Mansfield Limited (In Administration)  EWHC 1133:
- Acting on behalf of a bankrupt in a complex application to compel a trustee to conclude a 6-year bankruptcy pursuant to section 303 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and for permission to challenge remuneration and expenses.
- Successfully acting for a liquidator in a 2-day trial in respect of claims against a director for breach of duty, wrongful trading and payments of unlawful dividends.
- Resisting an application to set aside a statutory demand which was issued for over £800,000 as sums due under a personal guarantee. Case involved consideration of commissions and clawbacks in contracts with insurance intermediaries.
- Successfully acting for Highways England in a multi-track quantum only trial where the Defendant had caused a significant oil spill resulting in damage to the motorway. The trial involved complex issues on causation in respect of the extent of damage, nuanced legal arguments as to whether general or special damages were appropriate and detailed cross examination of the Defendant’s expert quantity surveyor.
- Acted for the Respondents in successfully resisting an appeal before a Circuit Judge against an order for possession made against trespassers. The appeal involved arguments over the applicability of the Equality Act 2010 including the extent of the Respondent’s public sector equality duty and interference with the Appellant’s Article 8 rights.