Practice Summary

Vivienne specialises in chancery and commercial, property and public law.

She regularly appears in the County Courts and High Court, and is happy to provide written advice and representation at any stage of proceedings.

She also welcomes direct instructions from the public under the Bar Council’s public access scheme.

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

Commercial and Chancery

- Corporate and personal insolvency
- Civil fraud
- Sale of Goods
- Consumer credit
- Insurance
- Passing off
- Enforcement of domestic and international debts


- Freehold and leasehold covenants
- Nuisance
- Possession proceedings
- Planning appeals and enforcement
- HMO licences and Rent Repayment Orders


- Judicial Review
- Court of Protection
- Data Protection and Freedom of Information
- Parliamentary privilege
- Human Rights Act 1998
- Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1983
- Coroner’s Inquests

Recent Work

Vivienne’s ongoing work includes:

Acting, with leading counsel, in a judicial review of a consultation relating to the proposed    addition of Chesterfield to the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined      Authority.

Advising on disclosure in a high value environmental dispute.

Advising a Central Government department on liability under a lease.

Advising on an application for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal regarding a    contractual dispute.

Academic qualifications

BA / MA (Hons) Philosophy, The University of Cambridge
LLB, The College of Law
Certificate of Honour, Middle Temple (awarded for overall outstanding achievement on the Bar Professional Training Course)


‘Pilot Schemes in the Court of Protection’, Local Government Lawyer (2016) [co-authored with Lee Parkhill].

‘Unified Patent Court: Help or Hindrance?’ (2012) [assisting the European Scrutiny Committee].

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