Lisa’s practice covers a broad range of commercial and chancery litigation. Her practice includes cases involving various types of commercial disputes including issues arising from the Sale of Goods Act, share purchase agreements, option agreements and professional negligence. She has been instructed in numerous disputes which have required dealing with more complex issues of law such as cases involving defective guarantees, penalty clauses, and unusual 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 has experience in all stages of litigation, from drafting initial statements of case to appearing at interlocutory hearings (including, for example, applications for relief from sanctions, security for costs and injunctive relief), trials and appeals.
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).
- Highways England v Aviva: 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.
- Acting as junior counsel for the Claimant in a high value and complex claim involving issues of breach of trust against the Defendant executor for misappropriating sums from the deceased’s estate.
- Successfully resisting an application for relief from sanctions and obtained judgment in claim worth over £200,000.
- A v L: Successfully 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.
- W v L: Successfully resisting an application to set aside a statutory demand for sums due under a personal guarantee. Case involved analysis of technical legal points surrounding whether the applicant could be estopped from challenging the guarantee on the basis that it had not been properly witnessed and consideration of the principles in Shah v Shah  EWCA Civ 527
- K v B: Acting for Claimants in a complex professional negligence claim against conveyancing solicitors where solicitors had failed to protect client from purchase monies being taken by a third party
- M & Ors v A & Ors: drafting proceedings and advising on a professional negligence claim against solicitors involving issues of mortgage fraud.
- KP v B: successfully defending a car finance company from a claim alleging defects in a vehicle.
- C v K & Anor: successfully obtaining judgment for a hotel and defending an argument contending that a liquidated damages clause was a penalty.
- A v J: advising a pawnbroker in relation to a dispute arising from a cheque- cashing facility which required detailed consideration of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.