Kerenza practises in all of chambers’ main practice areas; Employment, Professional Discipline, Public Law and Human Rights, Commercial, Sport, and Media and Entertainment. She has worked on cases before a range of tribunals and courts, including employment tribunals, professional discipline panels, sports arbitral tribunals, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Kerenza has also assisted in arbitrations.

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Employment

Kerenza is regularly instructed in cases before Employment Tribunals and the High Court, including those involving unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, redundancy, whistleblowing, TUPE, employee poaching, holiday pay and the Working Time Regulations. She has acted in employment disputes in the High Court involving employee poaching, garden leave and restrictive covenants. She also has extensive experience advising and acting for both Claimants and Respondents in discrimination claims, including those involving sex discrimination, pregnancy and maternity discrimination, discrimination on the grounds of sexuality, race, religion and disability, equal pay claims and claims for victimisation. 

Kerenza has also worked on a range of professional discipline and regulation cases in a variety of contexts including sport (see separate section below) and has successfully represented clients at judicial mediation. 

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Professional Discipline

Kerenza has experience representing both professional regulatory bodies and individuals facings charges of misconduct/breach of their professions rules in a range of fields including medicine, higher education, accountancy, law, civil engineering and sport. She has also advised clients in non-contentious contexts about the best approach to employ in respect of professional discipline procedures.

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Public & Regulatory

Kerenza undertakes a broad range of public and public regulatory work for Claimants, Government departments, public bodies and regulators. She has acted as both sole and junior counsel in a range of judicial review challenges, including commercial judicial reviews, and has advised a range of international clients, including those based in the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong. 

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Prior to pupillage, Kerenza worked with and volunteered for a number of human rights organisations including Amnesty International, Liberty and Freedom from Torture, where she completed a three month internship with the Policy and Legal teams. She now undertakes a variety of cases involving civil liberties and human rights.

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Commercial

Kerenza has extensive experience in a wide range of commercial cases, from multi-jurisdiction, multi-million pound disputes to smaller scale commercial disputes between family businesses. She has acted in cases in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division, as well assisting in arbitrations, and regularly provides practical, commercial advice to clients as sole counsel.

Kerenza has particular experience acting for and advising commercial clients in the fields of Media and Entertainment and Sport. She has also acted in a number of high-value fraud claims, and been successful in both obtaining and resisting injunctive relief (including freezing injunctions and Norwich Pharmacal orders). 

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Kerenza has worked on a number of high value cases involving civil fraud, including in the context of tax. She has experience of seeking and resisting applications for injunctive relief, including freezing injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal orders, Bankers Trust orders, interim and perceptual injunctions and claims involving conspiracy, dishonest assistance, knowing assistance, breach of trust, procuring breach of contract, unjust enrichment and deceit.  

Kerenza has also worked on cases and provided advice to clients seeking injunctive relief in more unusual circumstances, including assisting a F1 driver to obtain an order requiring his team to nominate him as one of their two drivers for the season and advising the target of a hostile internet campaign about avenues for legal protection. 

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Media & Entertainment

Kerenza has worked on cases acting for media clients in a range of contexts, both advisory and litigious. She has particular experience working with those in the music industry (both artists and music publishing companies), and has acted in claims involving disputes over royalties, PRS entitlements, licence agreements, copyright issues and distribution of partnership assets following the break-up of bands.   

Kerenza has also worked on a number of cases involving new/developing technologies and platforms, including mobile phone apps and media on-demand services. 

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Sport

Kerenza is highly experienced sports lawyer, having worked on cases before a variety of tribunals and panels in this field. She has worked for various Premier League football clubs, the Lawn Tennis Association, a team in the English Ice Hockey Premier League, the British Board of Boxing Control and individuals facing disciplinary charges. She has also represented UKAD in prosecuting anti-doping rule violation charges. 

Cases Kerenza has been instructed on in this area have covered issues both on and off the field of play, including sponsorship and other commercial disputes, professional conduct matters, employment and discrimination issues and anti-doping rules. 

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Achievements

Education

BA Hons in English First Class; LLB First Class

Prizes and Scholarships

  • Recommended for the James Hunt prize for best advocate, Gray’s Inn advocacy training program, March 2013.
  • Richard Reeve Foundation Award, March 2011.
  • Regional finalist of National Negotiation Competition, 2011.
  • Winner of College of Law’s Negotiation Competition 2011.
  • The Shakespeare Memorial Award from Gray Inn, March 2010.

Before starting pupillage Kerenza worked for a charity representing the interests of women doctors. 

VAT registration number: 171472218

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