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Ane Vernon

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Work 020 7465 4300
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Payne Hicks Beach

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Ane is an experienced litigator who advises on a wide range of matters in the areas of education law, trusts and probate, commercial and contract as well as public law.

 

Ane has particular expertise in disputes arising in the area of education law and has longstanding relationships with her clients in both the professional and education sectors, whom she advises on a range of regulatory/compliance issues with a view to averting potential claims or defending existing claims.  Ane advises schools and institutional clients in relation to their byelaws and regulations, admissions arrangements and in connection with membership examinations and appeals.  Ane also represents individual students or their parents and is experienced in dealing with the sensitive issues that arise out of exclusions or suspensions. 

 

Ane successfully represented the Governors of The London Oratory School in their recent Judicial Review claim against the Schools Adjudicator concerning the school's admission arrangements.  The case attracted national media coverage and widespread public debate concerning faith schools in the UK.

 

As part of her contentious trusts and probate practice, Ane regularly advises disaffected beneficiaries in relation to questions concerning the validity of wills, as well as executors, trustees and independent administrators.   In addition to handling her own files, she works closely with the firm's Private Client department on substantive probate and trust disputes, which included a case involving rarely encountered issues of Settled Land. 

 

Ane is experienced in taking litigation to trial as well as obtaining favourable commercial solutions through alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation.  A skilled and efficient case manager, she provides legal advice that is sound but practical, whilst supporting her clients in dealing with difficult and sensitive issues that can arise during disputes. 

 

Ane also advises on commercial and contractual disputes and provides advice in relation to various regulatory and compliance issues.

 

Career

Joined Payne Hicks Beach 2001.  Qualified 2003.  Promoted to Associate 2009.

Languages

Ane is fluent in German and Danish. 

Member

Ane is a member of the International Young Lawyers Association AIJA and the London Solicitors Litigation Association. 


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Payne Hicks Beach is 'a fine niche firm carrying out high-profile litigation'. Its disputes work includes the finance, automobile media and hotels sectors. Other areas of strength include professional negligence, breach of warranty claims, property loan instrument disputes, defamation, judicial review and civil fraud. The practice acted for Valhalla in a claim against Coutts & Co, which related to the mis-sale of an interest rate hedging product. The recommended names are dispute resolution head Stephen King, Richard Manyon and Dominic Crossley; and senior associate Ane Vernon is 'a meticulous lawyer who will really fight her client’s corner'. Defamation, privacy and breach of confidence specialist Hanna Basha recently joined from Hill Dickinson LLP.

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London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Next generation lawyers

Ane Vernon - Payne Hicks Beach

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Payne Hicks Beach¬†¬†is ‚Äėregularly involved in very significant disputes both on the beneficiary and trustee side and continues to successfully build its reputation in this area‚Äô. Richard Manyon¬† is a ‚Äėrising superstar with tremendous intellect and a lot of commercial nous‚Äô and the ‚Äėhugely knowledgeable and experienced‚Äô¬†Stephen King¬† is ‚Äėgreat to have on your side and never misses anything‚Äô. Rosamond McDowell¬†provides ‚Äėsound and accessible advice to clients and always goes the extra mile for them‚Äô and Dominic Crossley¬† ‚Äėreally fights his clients‚Äô corner and remains calm under pressure while adding considerable value both tactically and legally‚Äô.¬†Ane Vernon¬†is a ‚Äėvery capable lawyer who builds up an excellent rapport with her clients who trust her implicitly‚Äô and Emily Stoneham¬†is also a ‚Äėstrong solicitor with good drafting skills‚Äô. The team continues to act for a Swiss trustee in relation to a substantial breach of trust claim over alleged excessive distributions by the former trustees.

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