Senior (10+ yrs call)
“She gives excellent practical advice, is realistic, is good with clients and is also great with juries and at trial.”
Lisa is leading junior in the field of personal injury and has a particular expertise in acting for public bodies. She is frequently instructed in complex duty of care and vicarious liability cases. Lisa has significant experience across all areas of highways claims, employers’ liability, stress at work claims and historic sexual and physical abuse cases.
Lisa is also a leading junior in the field of clinical negligence. She acts for claimants and defendants across all areas of clinical practice including birth injury, cancer related claims, gynaecological issues, mental health, spinal and brain damage. Lisa is also frequently instructed as junior counsel in high value and complex claims.
Lisa frequently appears in the Coroners Court. She represents a range of interested persons including families, local authorities, NHS Trusts and Mental Health Trust (including services provided within prisons), Employers and Police Authorities. She has experience of both jury and non-jury inquests.
- James-Bowen & Ors v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis  UKSC 40
- Jeffreys v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis  EWHC 1505 (QB),  4 Costs LO 409,  1 WLR 3633;
- Simson v Islington LBC  EWHC 2527 (QB);  7 WLUK 533;
- Zapello v The Chief Constable of Sussex Police  EWCA Civ 1417
Police Law - Leading Juniors - Tier 2 - ‘She is tenacious, direct and pragmatic.’
Clinical Negligence - Leading Juniors - Tier 4 ‘Very good with witnesses and experts, and able to deal with unexpected developments at trial in a calm and professional manner.’
Personal Injury - Leading Juniors - Tier 5 - ‘An excellent barrister who is fair, knowledgeable and reliable.’
Chambers & Partners 2019
Police (Juniors) Band 3
Defends the police against civil claims in relation to misfeasance and false imprisonment, as well as human rights claims centring on the police's failure to investigate, and controversial claims in negligence.
"A very excellent and able junior who is very measured and thoughtful in her approach." "Really approachable, especially with police forces, and has a very good intellect. She will be a real star in the future."
Recent work: Represented the Metropolitan Police in an appeal to the Supreme Court, where the court determined whether the force had a duty of care to protect the reputation and other interests of officers implicated in unlawful conduct, where the force had admitted liability.
Professional Negligence Bar Association