Victoria practices in all areas of commercial law, with a particular emphasis on civil fraud, and cases involving employment issues. She has a extensive experience of obtaining interim injunctions, including search and freezing orders and third party and pre-action disclosure orders. Many of Victoria’s cases involve multiple jurisdictions. In addition to appearing before the courts, Victoria has extensive litigation and advocacy experience before arbitral tribunals, including under LCIA rules and ad hoc agreements, and has been instructed in relation to appeals to the High Court against arbitral awards. 

Victoria is recognised as a leading junior in the latest editions of both the leading legal directories, Chambers UK 2019 and Legal 500 2018, for her expertise in commercial litigation, employment and civil fraud. 


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Commercial

Victoria has extensive experience of a broad range of commercial litigation, with an emphasis on pure contract and fraud cases. She has particular expertise in obtaining interlocutory injunctions, freezing and disclosure orders and applications for pre-action and third party disclosure orders, including obtaining such orders urgently and out of hours, and against persons unknown.  Victoria has also advised in relation to and prepared applications for committal for contempt. 

Victoria has advised in respect of the lawfulness of tools and techniques used to monitor and detect wrongdoing by employees, schemes for the provision of financial services, the impact of import and export licence obligations, data protection issues and partnerships.  She has been involved in cases regarding the construction and effect of regulations made by the financial regulatory bodies.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Victoria has a strong civil fraud practice, having advised on or appeared in a wide range of civil fraud cases. She has particular expertise in obtaining interlocutory injunctions, freezing and disclosure orders and applications for pre-action and third party disclosure orders, including obtaining such orders urgently and out of hours.  

Victoria has advised in respect of the lawfulness of tools and techniques used to monitor and detect wrongdoing by employees.

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Arbitration

Victoria has been instructed, both as a junior and on her own, in relation to a number of arbitrations, including arbitration conducted under LCIA and UNCITRAL rules, involving issues including fraud, misrepresentation, breach of contractual and tortious duties, restitution and jurisdiction and enforceability.  Victoria has also acted and advised in relation to applications under the Arbitration Act. 

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Employment

Victoria has an extensive and varied employment law practice, and undertakes work both in the High Court and in the Employment Tribunals.

High Court cases in which Victoria has acted have raised issues involving breaches of fiduciary duties, post-termination covenants and duties of confidence, directors’ duties and issues of pay and benefits.  Victoria has applied for and obtained interim injunctions, defended injunctions at discharge applications, and made discharge or variation applications in relation to interim relief. 

Victoria has represented both Claimants and Respondents in a full range of Employment Tribunal cases, including all forms of discrimination, whistle-blowing and harassment cases, redundancy, unlawful deductions from wages, flexible working and unfair and wrongful dismissal claims.  Victoria has acted in a number of cases where the territorial jurisdiction of the Tribunal was in question.

Victoria has provided extensive advice in respect of the lawfulness of tools and techniques used to monitor and detect wrongdoing by employees.

Victoria’s clients in employment law matters include Lloyds TSB, Goldman Sachs, Tiffany & Co, Linklaters, Commerzbank, Cititec Associates, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, Liberata, Computacentre, Pizza Hut, Pret a Manger, Odeon Cinemas, Harrods, Hays Specialist Recruitment, Tilda Ltd, Tibbett and Britten, the Imperial War Museum and English Heritage, NAHT, as well as many private individuals.

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Achievements

Education

MA (Cantab), (Princess Royal Scholar, Inner Temple)

Memberships

  • COMBAR
  • ELA

Selected earlier reported cases

Commercial

  • McCabe v Glancy QBD [2012]
  • Demco Investment v Interamerican & others, QBD [2012]
  • DeVere Group Limited v AES Financial Services Limited [2012]
  • Pantheon Ventures (UK) Limited v Erhnrooth [2012]
  • Merrill Lynch International v Liquid Trading International LLP [2012]
  • Media Square PLC v Hawkins & Others [2012]
  • Foxtons Limited v Barclays Bank PLC [2012]
  • Bank of Ireland v Bailey & Others (QBD) [2011]
  • Ultimate Products v RMS and others (QBD Manchester District Registry) [2011]
  • Space AirConditioning Plc v Guy (Ch D) [2011]
  • Re: Foreign Office Architects Limited (Ch D) [2011]
  • Belair v Basel (QBD and arbitration) [2009] EWHC 725 (Comm)
  • Hays Specialist Recruitment v Mark Ions [2008] EWHC 745 (Ch)
  • ING Lease (UK) Ltd v Harwood [2007] EWHC 2292 (QB) and [2008] EWCA Civ 786
  • Ashtenne v Lombard North Central
  • Early Red Corporation v Glidepath Holdings Bv [2005] EWCA Civ 525
  • Firstdale Ltd v Gerald Joseph Quinton [2004] EWHC 1926 (Comm)
  • Concrete Foundations v Family Housing Assoc. [2004] EWHC 10 (QB)
  • Experience Hendrix v PPX Enterprises [2003] EWCA Civ 323

Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

  • DeVere Group Limited v AES Financial Services Limited [2012]
  • Pantheon Ventures (UK) Limited v Erhnrooth [2012]
  • Media Square PLC  v Hawkins & Others [2012]
  • Foxtons Limited v Barclays Bank PLC [2012]
  • Bank of Ireland v Bailey & Others (QBD) [2011]
  • Ultimate Products v RMS and others (QBD Manchester District Registry) [2011]
  • Space AirConditioning Plc v Guy (Ch D) [2011]
  • Lombard v Zahib (Mayor’s & City of London CC) [2011]
  • Lombard v Bukhari (Barnet CC) [2011]
  • Lombard v Hussain (Altrincham County Court) [2011]
  • Silkman v Lombard North Central (QBD) [2010]
  • Belair v Basel (QBD and arbitration) [2009] EWHC 725 (Comm)
  • Eaton v Bostock (QBD) [2009]
  • Anglo Irish Bank v Citicourt (Ch D) [2009]
  • Milton Dresner v Patrick Austin (QBD) [2009]
  • 2E(UK) Ltd v Johnstone & Others (QBD) [2009]
  • KSC Servicing v Vaccari & Others (Ch D) [2008]
  • Hays Specialist Recruitment v Mark Ions [2008] EWHC 745 (Ch)
  • Cititec v Clarke (Ch D) [2007]
  • Khorani v Cape Industrial Services Limited (QBD) [2007]
  • Hays v Franklin (Ch D) [2007]
  • Maypole v Avery (Birmingham DR) [2007]
  • Blue Arrow v BT (QBD) [2007]
  • Eurotherm v Wood (QBD) [2006]
  • Early Red Corporation v Glidepath Holdings Bv [2005] EWCA Civ 525

Arbitration

  • [Confidential] UNCITRAL arbitration [2009] 
  • Victoria was instructed as a junior on two large private commercial arbitrations in 2005, both conducted under LCIA rules.

Employment

  • DeVere Group Limited v AES Financial Services Limited and Others [2012]
  • Pantheon Venture (UK) LLP v Erhnrooth [2012]
  • Hartmut Lutz v Bemis Limited [2012] 
  • Klempner v Merrill Lynch [2012]
  • Owens & Ricards v Thrings LLP [2012]
  • Ultimate Products v RMS and others (QBD Manchester District Registry) [2011]
  • Space AirConditioning Plc  v Guy (Ch D) [2011]
  • Ainsworth v Reliance Bank (ET) [2011]
  • Denny v Cadwalader (ET) [2010]
  • Pervez v Macquarie Bank (ET) [2010] 
  • Shymanski v Calyon (ET) [2010] 
  • Mittal v Barclays Capital Services Limited (ET) [2010] 
  • Lernout v Cheyne Capital Management (QBD) [2009] 
  • Walters v Expro North Sea Limited (ET) [2009] 
  • Freeman v Goldman Sachs (ET) [2009] 
  • Kendrick v Goldman Sachs (ET) [2009] 
  • Belorusov v Goldman Sachs (ET) [2009] 
  • Nooh v GMC (ET) [2009] 
  • 2E(UK) Ltd v Johnstone & Others (QBD) [2009]
  • Johnson v Ark Academies (ET) [2009]
  • McCracken v Surrey County Council (ET) [2009]
  • Atkins v Standard Chartered Bank (ET) [2009]
  • Kinkela v Modus & Institute of Cancer Research (ET) [2009]
  • KSC Servicing v Vaccari & Others (Ch D) [2008]
  • Hays Specialist Recruitment v Mark Ions [2008] EWHC 745 (Ch)
  • Cititec v Clarke (Ch D) [2007]
  • Smart v Lloyds TSB & Others [2007]
  • Kovacs v Tiffany & Co [2007]
  • Molson v Commerzbank [2006]
  • Connell v Cambridge Place [2007]
  • Lambert v Harrow Council [2005]
  • Tod v Save the Children [2006]
  • Kuy v BAA [2006]
  • Wall v Intercontinental Hotels [2004]
  • Alexander v Patterson Group [2004]
  • Adjibolo v Pret a Manger [2004]

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