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Vivienne Sedgley

Date of call: 2011



Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge

Certificate of Honour, Middle Temple (awarded for outstanding achievement on the Bar Professional Training Course)

Practice Summary

Vivienne has a broad commercial and public law practice. She is happy to provide written advice and representation at any stage of proceedings.

Areas of Experience (Select to add to the CV download)

Commercial

- Contractual interpretation
- Shareholder disputes
- Restitution
- Civil fraud
- Insurance
- Urgent and ex-parte applications

Examples of her work include:
- Acting for an appellant in an application to the Court of Appeal in a long-running dispute regarding breach of contract and agency.
- Advising on the drafting of a £multi-million contract for electrical services.
- Acting for a group of companies in a claim regarding restitution, breach of contract and professional negligence.
- Acting for an insurer in a claim to set aside settlement agreements after fraudulent misrepresentation was suspected on behalf of a large number of linked policyholders.

Chancery

- Asset recovery
- Corporate and personal insolvency
- Landlord and tenant
- Real property disputes
- Urgent and ex-parte applications

Examples of her work include:
- Acting for the director of a company with a £12m turnover in a successful application to dismiss a bankruptcy petition.
- Advising a government department on liability under a high value lease.
- Advising on liability following damage to property caused by a fire on adjoining land.
- Representing an applicant for a freezing order in a property dispute.

Regulatory and Licensing

- Professional discipline
- Licensing Act 2003
- Education law
- HMO licenses

Examples of her work include:
- Obtaining a Rent Repayment Order for fifteen tenants, following the landlord’s conviction for operating an unlicensed HMO.
- Representing the Nursing and Midwifery Council in a five-day hearing involving thirty allegations of misconduct following a CQC inspection at a nursing home.
- Acting as clerk to an Independent Review Panel following an exclusion from an education establishment.

Public

- Judicial Review
- Data Protection and Freedom of Information
- Parliamentary privilege
- Court of Protection
- Coroner’s Inquests
- Elections
- Planning

Examples of her work include:
- R (on the application of Derbyshire CC) v Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority [2016] EWHC 3355 (Admin).
- Inquest into the death of Pte Cheryl James (Deepcut Barracks).
- Advising a local authority on disclosure in a complex matter involving proceedings held on private and an ongoing criminal investigation.
- Advising the House of Commons on a variety of commercial and public law issues

Publications

-            Contributor to ‘Supperstone, Goudie and Walker: Judicial Review’ (LexisNexis)

-            Assistant editor, ‘Parker’s Law and Conduct of Elections’ (LexisNexis)

-            ‘Inquests and how they relate to Local Authorities’ (with Sappho Dias, 2017)

-            ‘Court of Protection: General Principles’ (with Sappho Dias and Salma Duncan, 2017)

-            ‘Pilot Schemes in the Court of Protection’ (Local Government Lawyer, 2016)

-            Contributor to European Scrutiny Committee report on the Unified Patent Court (2012)

Professional memberships

-          Commercial Bar Association

-          Administrative Law Bar Association

-          Property Bar Association

-          South Eastern Circuit

-          Public Access Bar Association

 

 

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