Lois undertakes work in all core areas of chambers practice.

Personal Injury
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Lois acts for both Claimants and Defendants and has experience of all aspects of personal injury practice, having begun her career at the bar at 12 King’s Bench Walk. She is regularly instructed in multi-track matters especially those involving allegations of fraud. Her court and advisory work keeps her busy, with experience ranging from pre-action disclosure applications to appeals in Employer’s Liability, Public Liability and Road Traffic claims to inquests and Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals.

Employment & Discrimination
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A core area of Lois’ practice is in Employment. Lois is a highly experienced tribunal advocate and is regularly instructed on multi-day discrimination claims along with unfair dismissal, breach of contract and TUPE-related claims.

Common Law
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Lois’ practice includes general contractual and commercial disputes and credit hire.

Lois is regularly instructed in detailed assessment proceedings, costs applications and cases involving costs arguments relating to claims falling out of the MOJ portal.

Lois has experience of costs appeals, including a successful appeal against the judge’s tariff based approach to the assessment of costs on the standard basis following a fast track trial.

Being an employment practitioner Lois is properly equipped to handle detailed assessment proceedings that relate to costs orders from the employment tribunal.

Away from Law Lois has a keen interest in travel and languages. She speaks some French after he time living and studying in Strasbourg along with basic Spanish and Japanese. Before coming to the Bar Lois Taught English language Oral Communication in Osaka, Japan

International & Travel
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Lois has experience in cases involving most aspects of travel litigation and is familiar with the jurisdictional and evidential issues arising in such cases.  She has particular interest in claims involving accidents in France and francophone countries, having studied French Law in Strasbourg.  Lois can also bring useful insight to cultural issues involved claims with a Japanese element, having lived and worked in Japan prior to becoming a barrister.

Her aviation work encompasses claims under the Montreal Convention and Denied Boarding Regulations.

Her most recent work includes acting for both Claimants and Defendants, including major tour operators, in claims involving accidents occurring abroad including outbreaks of sickness along with employers’ liability claims brought under  Rome II.  Lois is also regularly asked to advise on issues relating to service out of the jurisdiction.

Qualifications

LLB Law with French Law and French Language ( First Class Honours)

BVC (Very Competent)

Diplôme d’études juridiques françaises, Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg

Memberships & Awards

Personal Injuries Bar Association

Employment Law Bar Association

Oxford University Press prize for Best 1st year mark in Law French/Law German Degrees

Inner Temple Scholarship

Inner Temple Entrance Exhibition

Hubert Parry Benefactor’s Scholarship

Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Exhibition