Lyssa is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team.

She specialises in helping clients to resolve their commercial disputes and often works for HNW individuals and businesses including SMEs, mid-size corporates, large multi-national companies and charities. Lyssa is also able to assist clients with resolving property and contentious probate disputes.

Lyssa has been instructed on several commercial disputes in recent years. These include acting on behalf of a high net worth individual to provide written advice on the enforceability of restrictions placed on them post-sale of a successful recruitment business and the effect of these restrictions on investment opportunities being considered, supporting directors in respect of a dispute with a former director/minority shareholder involved in competing with the business, and defending a £350,000 claim for deferred earnout payments under a Share Purchase Agreement.

Recent examples of how Lyssa has supported clients include:

  • Acting for a local firm of Solicitors and obtaining an urgent freezing order for £110,000 in the High Court, in relation to unpaid legal fees;
  • Representing a client in the High Court and successfully obtaining the continuation of an injunction to prevent the sale of a property, including advising the client on service out of the jurisdiction;
  • Acting for an individual in respect of her professional negligence claim against her former solicitors and negotiating with the insurers to achieve a settlement of her claim and payment of her legal costs;
  • Acting for a large multi-national company and providing written advice on the termination of contracts and preparing termination notices;
  • Acting for landlords in respect of the drafting of Accelerated Possession proceedings inclusive applications for warrants of execution;
  • Acting for a beneficiary/executor in a large (over £1m) contested probate claim based on a challenge to the validity of the will and on the ground of a lack of want of knowledge and approval. This case was successfully settled before trial; and
  • Acting for farmers in relation to an interference with a right of way and trespass dispute, inclusive of pre-action correspondence, advising the clients on merits and attending a mediation.