Education: LLB Law with European Studies (French) University of Exeter
Area of Practice: Civil
During her four year law degree, Louise spent one year at the University of Robert Schuman in Strasbourg studying French Law and obtained the Certificate D’Études Juridiques Français. After completing her degree she undertook the BVC at the Inns of Court School of Law.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Louise spent a year working as a paralegal in the litigation department of Clarkslegal, a commercial law firm. She completed a twelve month pupillage at Six Pump Court and joined Walnut House Chambers as a tenant in March 2010.
Louise was awarded the Sir Thomas Moore Bursary during her BVC year and the Cholmley Studentship during pupillage.
Louise accepts instructions in all aspects of personal injury work. She has particular experience of matters involving road traffic accidents, employers’ liability and public liability. She regularly represents claimants and defendants in fast track and small claims trials, pre-action disclosure applications and case management hearings in fast track and multi-track cases. Louise advises and drafts pleadings in fast track and multi-track matters.
Louise is regularly instructed to appear before the Tribunal in Criminal Injury Compensation Authority claims and also advises in these matters.
Louise has experience of representing parties at inquests.
The claim for hire charges accrued pursuant to a credit hire agreement is often the most contentious issue arising out of a road traffic accident and Louise had considerable experience of dealing with such disputes.
Louise accepts instructions in all areas of contract law. For example, she has recently advised on the construction of the terms of engagement for estate agents, with emphasis on the sole selling rights clauses, and on the construction of a money loan agreement.
During her time at Clarkslegal, Louise operated a helpline for various motor dealers, assisting them with consumer complaints. In doing so, Louise gained extensive experience of the practical application of the Sale of Goods Act 1979.
Louise accepts instructions in all areas of consumer protection law.
Landlord and Tenant
Louise has acted for both landlords and tenants in a variety of housing and possession claims, arising, for example, out of mortgage possession claims and allegations of anti-social behaviour. She has a keen interest in this area of law.
Louise has experience of dealing with claims arising out of the sale and lease of mobile homes.
Louise accepts instructions in bankruptcy matters and is frequently instructed to seek final charging orders.
Louise has represented both claimants and defendants at detailed costs assessment hearings.
Louise is a member of the Personal Injury Bar Association
Louise is accredited to undertake public access work.