Anderson QC, Lesley

Lesley Anderson is a silk specialising in chancery and commercial dispute resolution with particular emphasis on general commercial litigation, corporate and personal insolvency and commercial property.

She was among 10 of the most junior practitioners to take silk in 2006. Her practice is predominantly contentious and clients include banks, multinationals and major public companies as well as a number of smaller manufacturing and other companies and professional firms. Much of her experience as trial counsel emanates from urgent, interim applications.

She acts regularly for the government including on directors’ disqualification matters, public interest winding up and recently, in a number of cases for DEFRA arising from the foot and mouth crisis in 2001. Prior to taking silk she was a member of the Attorney General’s Provincial Panel of Counsel. Since taking silk, Anderson’s practice has also encompassed advising on company and partnership aspects of high-value ancillary relief applications and in connection with corporate structuring issues in industrial disease litigation.

Anderson is a former academic and training manager for the national Norton Rose M5 Group of legal practices. She contributes regularly to legal and professional conferences on legal and professional practice matters and regularly undertakes training for solicitors on an in-house basis. She has a number of publications in academic and professional books and journals. 

She has accepted nominations to act as a court-appointed examiner for taking evidence abroad and in relation to Joint Tribunal of the Bar Council/Law Society on a dispute on fees.

She became a recorder in 2006 and was authorised to sit as a deputy High Court judge of the chancery division in 2008.

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This material has been sourced from the Kings Chambers website.