Wendy is a versatile advocate with a traditional and commercial Chancery practice. She appears before all courts and before specialist tribunals in interim and final applications, trials and appeals. Wendy is particularly adept at unpicking factually and procedurally complex cases to identify the key issues for her clients.
Wendy has a busy litigation practice which embraces a wide range of traditional and commercial Chancery areas. She regularly appears before the property tribunals and the Court of Protection in addition to her appearances in the High Court and the county courts.
Wendy is recommended as a leading junior in both Chambers UK and Legal 500.
Wendy acts for a wide range of clients, including private individuals, trustees, financial institutions, insolvency practitioners, charities and local authorities. She has previously acted for the Secretary of State for Business Skills and Innovation in matters relating to the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.
Wendy has particular expertise in pensions, contentious probate, Court of Protection work, real property (including mortgages), residential and commercial landlord and tenant and insolvency. For further information about Wendy’s expertise in these areas please click on the relevant practice area.
Wendy read Jurisprudence at St Catherine’s College, Oxford where she was a college Exhibitioner prior to undertaking her BVC at the Inns of Court School of Law in London. She is a member of the Chancery Bar Association and is an associate member of the Association of Pension Lawyers. She was called to the Bar in 2005.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Wendy worked as a research assistant at the Law Commission in the Property and Trusts team. At the Law Commission Wendy worked on the Easements, Covenants and Profits a Prendre project.
Wendy also worked as an assistant to Sir Christopher Staughton’s arbitration practice at 20 Essex Street where she obtained valuable experience of various forms of ADR, which has greatly assisted her when acting for clients in mediations.
(2007) NLJ 574 - "Natural Cunning" - Wendy co-authored this article relating to will forgery with Tom Dumont.
MA (Oxon) Jurisprudence – St Catherine’s College; College Exhibitioner 2001-2002 and 2002-2003; Hammond Suddards Edge prize for best Finals Paper in Copyright and Moral Rights 2003; Bar Vocational Course – Inns of Court School of Law – 2005 (Very Competent)
Formerly Junior Counsel to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for Directors' Disqualification hearings.
Association of Pension Lawyers;
Chancery Bar Association;
Commercial Bar Association
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