Miss Frankie Tierney > Herrington Carmichael LLP > Camberley, England > Lawyer Profile

Herrington Carmichael LLP
GU15 3YL

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Managing partner and head of dispute resolution department. Commercial litigation to include contract disputes, shareholder disputes, eg unfair prejudice and minority shareholder claims, intellectual property disputes, partnership disputes. Property litigation to include dilapidations disputes for commercial premises, commercial L&T disputes, residential land development disputes, Lands Tribunal restrictive covenant disputes, TOLATA disputes. Probate litigation to include capacity disputes, inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act claims, Court of Protection litigation. Strong believer in mediation. Examples of commercial cases: acted for an international haulage and freight forwarding company in a dispute regarding a share sale agreement concerning a subsidiary whereby the buying party then traded in breach of the agreement, with particular reference to breaches of licences of intellectual property rights. Successfully forcing the defaulting party to cease the breaches and revoking the licences to protect the client s position in the industry. Acted for a corporate client in a claim by commercial agents for commission following its purchase of commercial premises for a sum in excess of £2m. Successfully resisting the claim and securing an order removing the client from the court proceedings at an early stage. Acted for a manufacturing company in respect of an application to the Lands Tribunal for adverse possession of unregistered land crucial to its long-term plans to re-develop its commercial premises to residential. Despite the application being actively opposed by Network Rail, a settlement was achieved shortly before the full hearing with ownership of the land conceded to the client. Advised the sellers of the share capital in a company registered abroad (but where the specified jurisdiction of the Share Purchase Agreement was England and Wales) following a failure by the buyers to carry out obligations under the Agreement. Liaising with lawyers also instructed in the country the company was registered in to coordinate steps to protect the sellers from possible liabilities in either jurisdiction. The dispute eventually being resolved to the client s satisfaction without the need to issue proceedings in the English Courts. Acted for a commercial land agent in opposing a dispute over £1.5m in overage sums relating to a longstanding and complicated land development project. Extricating the client from the dispute and his contractual obligations without having to make any payments to the other parties in the dispute.


Trained Herrington Carmichael; qualified 1985; assistant solicitor, litigation department Herrington Carmichael; equity partner 1989; partner in charge of Wokingham office; head of dispute resolution department Camberley office; managing partner 1998; COLP 2012 to date. Current directorships: board director Surrey Chamber of Commerce. Publications of note: regular contributor of articles to Surrey Chamber publications.


Law Society.


Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University) (1982 BA Hons Law); Guildford College of Law.


Hockey – long-term member and continue to play for Basingstoke HC; vice-chair of Hampshire Hockey Association; chair of South Clubs Womens Hockey League; qualified umpire; hill Walking; reading; golf (member of Weybrook Park GC).

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Property litigation

Herrington Carmichael LLP’s practice, which is led by Adrian Taylor, is prominent in complex commercial real estate disputes across the South. In addition, residential property litigation is another mainstay of the practice. The varied workload includes matters arising from boundary disputes, restrictive covenants and construction disputes. Landlord and tenant work is also a key driver of activity. Frankie Tierney regularly acts for landowners, property developers and investors in High Court, Technology & Construction Court and Property Tribunal matters. Senior solicitor Mark Robertson joined from Wannops LLP in 2020.

South East > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

The private client team at Herrington Carmichael LLP handles probate, estate planning and elderly and vulnerable client matters for regional and London-based clients, including high-net-worth individuals and directors of SMEs. After joining the firm from Anderson Rowntree in 2021, Charlotte Woods now heads the private client team in Camberley. Former practice head Anthony Tahourdin has experience in business property relief and agricultural property whilst Frankie Tierney has considerable expertise in handling matters involving Chancery Division disputes.

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Herrington Carmichael LLP handles a variety of commercial disputes. Practice head Adrian Taylor advises a wide range of clients on domestic and international disputes, with specialist expertise in dealing with construction cases. Frankie Tierney is a ‘highly experienced litigator’ with experience in High Court proceedings and multiparty commercial cases as well as formal mediation processes.