Heather is an experienced advocate with a rich and varied commercial chancery practice. Her core areas of practice are commercial disputes and private wealth litigation. She appears regularly in the High Court as sole counsel.
Heather is recommended by the Legal 500 as "very diligent and thorough" and "excellent at making sense of a morass of difficult material". She has been praised as "unflappable", and "straight to the point, very persuasive and quick on her feet". She has been particularly recommended for her ability to cut "through all the noise to identify the key issues and decisions which need to be taken" and her focus on getting "a good result for clients".
Examples of Heather's recent work include:
Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 recommend Heather as a leading junior in aviation.
She was led by Philip Shepherd QC in the leading case on lawful act economic duress, Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd  UKSC 40.
She also acts as sole counsel in the appeal in Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd (No 2). Heather successfully obtained a High Court judgment requiring PIAC to pay the claimants £5million of unpaid commission and interest.
Heather has also recently acted in disputes about sums due under leases, storage contracts and aircraft crew management software.
Heather has recently advised and acted in a wide range of commercial disputes, including actions on guarantees, claims under shareholder agreements and applications for administration. She regularly advises on difficult technical disputes that arise at short notice.
For more information, see the sections below on commercial litigation, insolvency, civil fraud, and company.
Private wealth, trusts and estates
Legal 500 recommends Heather as a leading junior in private client, trusts and probate.
Heather has considerable experience advising on matters relating to trusts and private wealth.
She has recently acted in as Advocate to the Court in Womble Bond Dickinson (Trust Corporation) Limited (as Trustee of the Stephris Trust)  EWHC 43 (Ch), on the construction of a trust instrument which defined the beneficial class by reference to a now dissolved company.
She is currently acting in Radwan v Al-Sultan, a long-running high value private wealth dispute in the Chancery Division.
For more information, see the sections below on art and cultural property, Court of Protection, and trusts and probate.
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