I qualified in 1984 and joined Gordon Dadds from Davenport Lyons, which I joined in 2002. Over the 34 years since I qualified, I have built my practice areas into two areas of particular focus: contentious insolvency (both personal and corporate) for insolvency practitioners, companies and individuals, and commercial litigation. I have extensive experience of conducting large-scale fraud actions for corporate clients involving pre-action injunctions, international asset tracing, as well as partnership and shareholder disputes.
I have acted in a number of notable reported cases, including Highbury Pension Fund Management v Zirfin Investments, which made new law in the area of marshalling, and in a variety of cases involving fraud, conspiracy to defraud, knowing receipt of stolen funds and sale of company assets in administration.
My interests outside of work include going to the theatre, cinema and art galleries.
LLB (Hons) 1980
Law Society Finals 1981
What is your most interesting legal experience?
My most interesting legal experience was acting for the forensic scientists in the Sir John May Inquiry. It involved having to deal with the media, dealing with matters subject to the Official Secrets Act and sitting in on interviews with clients at the SFO.
What is your best legal anecdote?
My favourite legal anecdote arose when acting for a trustee in bankrupcty of the (then) largest bankrupt in South Africa in relation to UK assets. The bankrupt had made a gift of a zebra which was one of many gifts and having to trace the zebra (later found in a private zoo) and work out if it was more valuable dead or alive.
Kingsford Stacey Blackwell
Mishcon de Reya
Insolvency Lawyers Association
Fraud Women's Network
London Fraud Forum
Royal Television Society
London Solicitors Litigation Association