Extensive experience as both Lead Counsel and Arbitrator of commercial, energy and infrastructure, conflicts of law, investment treaty, insurance, professional liability and shareholder disputes in both a national and international context.
Won the prestigious Barrister of the Year Award by The Lawyer in 2014 due to her “extraordinary talent”, eloquence 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. Became “Barrister of the Year” in The Lawyer 2014 Awards. Listed as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK by Debretts in 2015. Joined Fountain Court in December 2016. Appointed a Bencher of Inner Temple in 2016. Appointed to the LCIA Court in 2019.
COMBAR, SCL, TECBAR, PNBA, ChBA.
Former editor of 'Jackson and Powell on Professional Negligence' and contributor to 'Civil Practice and Human Rights'.
My children, travel, cycling and hot yoga. Speaks conversational French and Spanish.