Victoria Roberts > Chambers of Richard Pratt QC > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Pratt QC
7 Harrington Street
7 HARRINGTON STREET
LIVERPOOL
L2 9YH
England
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Position

Counsel specialising in insolvency both personal and corporate. Her practice also includes civil including conducting small claims and fast track trials, settling pleadings and advices involving personal injury claims, trust disputes, occupier’s liability claims and boundary disputes. Mrs Roberts also acts in family matters in both private and public law proceedings. Commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on actions against independent financial advisors, the banks and other commercial lenders.

Insolvency

Victoria is regularly instructed on behalf of companies, liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy and appears very regularly in the Chancery Division of the High Court. Her cases typically concern transactions at undervalue, wrongful/fradulent trading, issues as to validity of securities and directors’ disqualifications proceedings. She regularly attends court on the hearing of winding up and bankruptcy petitions, and on various hearings such as on applications to set aside statutory demands, injunctions to restrain presentation of winding up petitions or advertisement and for recission and validation orders. Given the urgency with which such applications need to be made, she offers a quick turnaround on all papers.

Litigation

Victoria advises and acts in a range of matters relating to land disputes including boundary disputes, mortgage, contentious probabte and landlord and tenant matters.

Victoria advises and acts in commercial disputes including claims relating to breaches of contract for the supply of goods, professional negligence matters and claims brought by commercial lenders. A recent example includes acting for the Claimant in a large claim relating to the supply of faulty pharmaceutical bottles.

Victoria acts in all aspects of housing matters.

Family
Victoria regularly accepts instructions in matrimonial finance cases, in particular those with an insolvency / corporate element and forensic accounting issues.

Victoria accepts instructions in private law children applications, including applications under The Hague Convention.

Books & Articles

  • Author of the Bankruptcy section, ‘The Lawyer’s Remembrancer’ (2013).
  • Family Affairs Spring Edition 2012 – International Bar Association Conference Dubai.

Career

Called 2005, Lincoln’s Inn.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association.

Education

UWE Bristol (LLB Hons, law, 2:1; Bar vocational course).