Biography

Vicky works closely with Jonathan Hassall, a Partner in the Commercial Litigation department and specialises in complex commercial litigation disputes, with particular emphasis on intellectual property disputes relating to trademarks, copyright, patents and design rights and banking litigation arising out of derivative products (also known as hedge funds or interest rate swaps).  Vicky is also currently acting for a number of banking customers who were transferred into the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Global Restructuring Group (GRG) and assisting them with high value claims through the bank’s redress scheme. 

Vicky also advises UK and overseas clients on a range of other issues including professional negligence, injunctions, contract disputes, contentious insolvency, corporate recovery, defamation and enforcement of personal guarantees. 

Vicky is Deputy Head of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee and spearheads the firm’s fundraising activities.  Vicky is also the 2018 Administrative Director for Junior Chamber International UK (JCI).  JCI is a membership organisation for 18 to 40-year olds which provides development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

Biography

Expertise and Past Cases

Vicky has particular expertise in dealing with complex commercial litigation disputes, particularly intellectual property disputes relating to trademarks, copyright, patents and design rights and banking litigation arising out of derivative products (also known as hedge funds or interest rate swaps).  Vicky is also currently acting for a number of banking customers who were transferred into the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Global Restructuring Group (GRG) and assisting them with claims through the bank’s redress scheme. 

Recent notable cases Vicky has worked on include:

  • Acting for the Claimant in the reported case of CGL Group Limited v Royal Bank of Scotland which related to the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products. This case was heard by the Court of Appeal in June 2017.   
  • Acting for a start-up software development company and two of its directors in an intellectual property claim brought by Balfour Beatty.  Following exchange of evidence between the parties, Balfour Beatty discontinued its claim and our clients recovered substantial costs. 
  • Acting for the Claimants in a nine-party action. The Defendants in the action were two commercial banks, two builders, an individual surveyor and the surveyor’s firm. The claim involved allegations of misrepresentation, professional negligence, unjust enrichment and conspiracy to injure.
  • Acting for two Defendants in a breach of copyright claim relating to architects plans for a large-scale student accommodation development in Sheffield.
  • Acting for a textile manufacturer and supplier as both a claimant and defendant in intellectual property disputes relating to trademark and design right infringements.

History

Vicky was awarded a 2:1 (Hons) in History and Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London. She then went on to attend the College of Law in Guildford to complete the academic aspect of her legal training.

Vicky qualified as a solicitor in November 2011 and joined Myerson’s commercial litigation department in October 2012.  Prior to joining Myerson, Vicky worked at large law firms in both Manchester and Yorkshire. 

Vicky was promoted to the position of Senior Solicitor at Myerson in September 2017. 

 

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