Lauren has a broad practice, spanning chancery, commercial and employment law. Lauren’s practice is focused on commercial disputes with an employment flavour such as restraint of trade, breach of fiduciary duties, confidential information, and data protection.
Lauren has acted for a full range of clients including banks, insurers, finance companies, directors, shareholders, partners, senior employees, local authorities, central government, trade unions and not-for-profit entities.
Chancery, Commercial and General Civil
In commercial practice, Lauren has experience and expertise in company and partnership law, corporate disputes, restraint of trade, confidential information, data protection, general contract, commercial property, construction, professional negligence, regulatory compliance, insolvency, fraud, trusts, TOLATA and general property litigation (including housing). Lauren also accepts instruction in personal injury cases focusing particularly on injury and stress at work claims.
Employment & Equality
Lauren became a Barrister after a successful career as a senior trade union advocate representing senior employees in the telecoms sector, the civil service and also professionals and executives (including CEOs and other board members) working within the NHS. During this time, Lauren represented the most senior civil servant to challenge successfully their dismissal at the Civil Service Appeal Board – an equivalent of an employment tribunal. Lauren regularly acts in employment cases in the High Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal, Employment Tribunals and the County Court.
Lauren acted on my behalf in litigation against an individual who had refused to pay a consultancy fee to me as had been verbally agreed.
The case went to trial and there was no settlement beforehand despite offers made.
We won on all aspects of the case.
I found Lauren made enormous efforts to understand every aspect of the case and he was absolutely determined to win, which he did. He didn’t just tell me what I wanted to hear and he looked at the case from both sides, which, although frustrating, was completely correct and the primary reason we won – there really was no argument he wasn’t prepared for when it really mattered.