Lyndsey took silk in February 2018 and has since been in practice as a full time arbitrator and mediator.

She specialises in the arbitration of matters in the finance sector. Her particular expertise is in shareholders’ disputes, JVs, company law, insolvency, misrepresentation cases and general commercial and contractual disputes.

During litigation practice Lyndsey’s private law specialisms were augmented by her long-running appointment as an Attorney-General’s panellist, representing the UK government (primarily the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) and appointment as standing counsel to the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants in insolvency matters (where she successfully prosecuted ACCA v Hollis, the ACCA’s largest and highest profile disciplinary case) from which she developed further sub-specialisation in a range of work involving public interest aspects, directors’ duties, corporate governance, fiduciary and non-fiduciary duties and responsibilities to shareholders and stakeholders.

LEGAL DIRECTORY RECOMMENDATIONS

Identified as a leading junior for insolvency and company work in Legal 500: “outstanding”; “incisive knowledge of the law”; “excellent at explaining complex technical issues in a clearly understandable way”; “conscientious, thorough and able to explain the intricacies of technical matters effectively and clearly”.

Recommended in Chambers & Partners for business restructuring: “…stands out due to her skill at handling complex international cases”; “very forthright and precise in her advice”; “a strong presence”; “if there’s a war going on, she will bring calmness to the storm”.

EXAMPLES OF ARBITRATION AND RELATED DECSION MAKING EXPERIENCE

Acting as arbitrator:

Currently acting as arbitrator in an LCIA arbitration concerning a cross-border litigation funding agreement (seat London, English law).

As Counsel in international arbitrations:

Advising in relation to arbitration arising out of breaches of contract in JV for supply and operation of deep sea-bed bathymetrics, between Australian and English companies.

Acting as sole Counsel in DIFC-LCIA arbitration concerning fraudulent misrepresentation in the course of establishing an investment bank. Parties were in Madrid, Panama, Dubai and London and the issues concerned rescission of subscription agreement, breaches of NDAs, SHAs.

Acting as Counsel in arbitration of contractual dispute concerning superconducting magnets and low temperature measurement systems. Related antisuit injunction proceedings in Sydney and London.

DIFC-LCIA arbitration concerning misrepresentation and forfeiture of leases in multi-million dollar restaurant chain shareholder dispute.

Acting as mediator:

In multiple commercial disputes. Please contact practice managers for further details.

Chair of appeal panel, H&F MIND:

Lyndsey has served on the board of trustees of Hammersmith and Fulham MIND until 2015, chaired the clinical sub-committee and also heard and determined appeals from grievance procedures in accordance with the charity’s regulations as chair of a panel of 3 decision-makers. As such she is experienced in chairing meetings, keeping to the agenda, time management, directing and framing the panel’s decision-making process and producing clearly reasoned, written adjudications.

Chancellor, St Albans:

In February 2019 Lyndsey was appointed the first female the Chancellor of the diocese of St Albans. The role of Chancellor is a judicial post and requires adjudication and decision making involving written and oral submissions at hearings attended by parties and their legal representatives, followed by written decisions, as well as many written determinations on paper following written submissions. This involves sitting alone during hearings and maintaining full responsibility for the resulting adjudication.

APPOINTMENTS

2000: Junior counsel to the Secretary of State for Trade & Industry in Company Directors’ Disqualification matters

2003: Junior Counsel to the Crown, C Panel

2011: Standing counsel to the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants for insolvency matters

2015: Junior Counsel to the Crown, B Panel

2018: Silk appointment

2018: Qualified & accredited mediator

2019: Chancellor of diocese of St Albans

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
  • Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Arbitral Women

PUBLISHED WRITING

Expert contributor to Tolley’s Insolvency Law (Lyndsey’s chapters are: (i) Insolvency & Human Rights; (ii) The Administration of a Bankrupt’s Estate).

ACADEMIC HISTORY

  • LLB, MA (Hons) Cantab (1st Class) – Downing College, Cambridge (graduated 1998)
  • Tutor in Commercial and Insolvency Law (London School of Economics) 1998-2000
  • Queen Mother Scholar of Middle Temple