Extensive experience of international litigation and arbitration in the commercial, energy, infrastructure, investment treaty and insurance spheres. Won the prestigious Barrister of the Year Award by The Lawyer in 2014 due to her “extraordinary talent”, eloquency and ability to explain complex issues to lay clients. A firm believer in seeking to bring added value to any case whatever her role. Thrives on the cut and thrust of advocacy but also brings commerciality to the issues she deals with.
Edinburgh Academy; Clare College, Cambridge (MA HONs Law 1st Class); Harvard University (Kennedy Scholar). Called to Bar (Inner Temple) 1996 (Princess Royal Scholarship). Joined 4 New Square in 1997. Appointed to Treasury B Panel in 2005. Took silk in 2012. Non Executive Director of Legal Services Board from April 2013 to March 2014. Listed as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK by Debretts in 2015. Joined Fountain court in December 2016. Speaks conversational French and Spanish.
COMBAR, SCL, TECBAR, PNBA, ChBA.
Former editor of 'Jackson and Powell on Professional Negligence' and contributor to 'Civil Practice and Human Rights'.