Lisa has forged an excellent reputation as a leading junior in Commercial Chancery cases. She is highly experienced in advising and representing a diverse range of companies, individuals and Government departments (as Junior Counsel to the Crown). Lisa is a particularly popular choice as Counsel for advice, drafting and advocacy in high value disputes, often involving complex factual and/or legal issues, in the High Court, Chancery Division in the following practice areas:
- Shareholders’ disputes;
- Corporate and personal insolvency;
- Directors’ and trustees’ duties and related claims;
- Petitions to wind up companies in the public interest (often involving commercial fraud), directors disqualification and other litigation involving Government departments, including Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs;
- Partnership, LLP and joint venture disputes;
- Contractual disputes;
- Real property and trusts, particularly in an insolvency context
- General commercial litigation (equitable remedies including injunctions, confidential information, agency, conversion, nuisance, conflict of laws, commercial fraud and professional negligence).
Recent highlights of Lisa’s practice include:
- Successfully opposing an application for an injunction to restrain use of a privileged document given for inspection by the Defendant. Lisa is acting for the Claimant in a claim for breach of warranties in a share purchase agreement. The companies purchased by the Claimant constructed, developed and operate wind farms in Scotland.
- Representing at mediation and advising a partner in a family farming partnership in a dispute involving assets with a value of in excess of £6 million.
- Appearing in the precedent decision of Norris J in Re Graico Property Co Ltd (in administration)  BCC 15 on behalf of the Applicant administrators
In 2015 Lisa was appointed as a member of the prestigious expert advisory group on a project on Security Rights & the European Insolvency Regulation. The expert advisory group includes legal experts from London, Spain, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and France. The project is a partnership between the University of Leeds and other leading universities in Italy, Germany, Spain and Hungary. Lisa is also a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Business Law and Practice at the University of Leeds, which also comprises leading solicitors in international law firms.