Barrister

Lucy Wilson-Barnes

Year of call 1989

CC&P

Practice Summary

Lucy Wilson-Barnes’ practice comprises traditional Chancery, commercial and insolvency litigation. She undertakes contentious and non-contentious work in the areas of company, partnership, probate, trusts, real property and conveyancing. Her insolvency work includes property-related issues such as beneficial interests in bankrupt’s property, securities, preferences and transactions at undervalue, directors disqualification, bankruptcy (and bankruptcy restriction orders), voluntary arrangements, issues arising from creditors’ meetings and public interest winding up petitions. Her practice also encompasses a wide range of commercial litigation with a particular focus on contractual disputes concerning commercial developments, confidential information and restraint of trade. She regularly appears in Court at all levels, including VAT tribunals, in relation to both trial work and interim applications. Lucy was appointed to the Provincial Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown in 2000.

Reported Cases

·         Robinson v PE Jones (Contractors) Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 9

·         Maximum Networks Ltd v Revenue & Customs [2011] UKFTT 93 (TC)

·         Roma II Ltd v Revenue & Customs [2010] UKFTT 243 (TC)

·         Secretary of State for Trade & Industry v Woolf [2009] EWHC 1796 (Ch)

·         Secretary of State for Trade & Industry v Vohora  [2009] BCC 369

·         Secretary of State for Trade & Industry v (1) Arnold (2) Hopley [2008] BCC 119

·         Secretary of State for Trade & Industry v Thornbury [2008] 1 BCLC 139

·         Kostic v (1) Chaplin (2) Attorney General [2007] EWHC 2298 (Ch) (Testamentary capacity)

·         Secretary of State for Trade & Industry v Woolf [2005] EWHC 3074 (Ch)

·         Secretary of State for Trade & Industry v Paulin [2005] EWC 888

·         Secretary of State for Trade & Industry v Vandevivere 18/1/05 (HHJ Behrens)

·         R (on the application of Francis) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2004] EWHC 2143 (Admin)

·         Jaura v Ahmed [2002] EWCA Civ 210 (level of interest awarded under s35A)

·         Unchained Growth III v Granby Village [2000] 1 WLR 739