Lisa Linklater

Call 1995

“Lisa is a great advocate and is very persuasive.”

The Legal 500 2021 (Tier 1)
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Practice Overview

Lisa has established a thriving practice in high value, legally and factually complex Chancery/Commercial litigation in the Business and Property Courts of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. The focus of Lisa’s practice for several years has been on substantial shareholder and partnership disputes, insolvency litigation, directors’ duties and breach of contract claims, having previously undertaken a broad range of Chancery/commercial litigation in the High Court since pupillage. Lisa has been consistently recommended and praised by Chambers & Partners UK and Legal 500 as a leading junior in company, insolvency, chancery and commercial litigation for many years.

Lisa’s current case-work includes acting for the defendants to a £5 million misfeasance and transaction defrauding creditors claim, brought by the liquidators of an offshore partnership, to be tried in 2021. In 2020 Lisa was Counsel in the precedent case on good faith clauses in shareholder agreements, Unwin v Bond [2020] EWHC 1769 (Comm), one of the first trials to take place remotely in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2017 Lisa acted in Atlantisrealm Ltd v Intelligent Land Investments [2017] EWCA Civ 1029, concerning legal professional privilege in a share sale dispute in the energy sector.

Lisa is acclaimed for her excellent and versatile written and oral advocacy at trial, in mediation and in applications. She is an extremely effective trial advocate, skilled in cross-examination of both factual and expert witnesses, including forensic accountancy experts.

Lisa positively leads teams through the demands of complex litigation and makes sound strategic decisions on challenging issues under pressure. She brings a creative and practical perspective to legal issues in a commercial context and is adept at applying the law both within and outside her specialist areas of practice. She brings considerable commercial acumen to her case-work.

Lisa was Junior Counsel to the Crown (Attorney General’s Regional Panel) for three consecutive terms.

Lisa is widely published in her fields of specialism.

Lisa is also a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Business Law and Practice at the University of Leeds.