Lisa Clark - Litigation and Disputes
Litigation, Disputes and Regulatory Solicitor dd: 01722 820934 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Qualifications and Background
Lisa joined Sampson Coward in 2016. She has extensive experience in litigation, licensing and regulatory law. Lisa has a LLB degree from Southampton University and a distinction from the Guildford College of Law for her Legal Practice Course. She trained and qualified with a large regional firm and remained in the commercial litigation team for a number of years before moving to work as an in-house legal advisor for a local authority.
Litigation and Disputes - Lisa has significant experience in the High Court, County Court and First Tier Tribunal, including the following areas of practice:
- Contractual disputes
- Professional negligence
- Defamation, privacy and data protection
- Property litigation, including landlord and tenant disputes and social housing
- Debt recovery
Regulatory and Licensing - Lisa has extensive experience providing advice on:
- Licensing, including alcohol and entertainment (pubs, clubs, retaurants, shops and large outdoor events such as music festivals), camping and caravan sites and taxis.
- Data protection and freedom of information. Lisa holds a Practioner Certificate in Data Protection, and frequently advises clients about data protection law, including complaints to and investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office, data processing agreements and subject access requests.
- Local authority investigations and prosecutions, including food safety, noise nuisance and health and safety.
Recent experience includes providing advice in connection with:
- An objection by the police to an application for a premises licence for a two-day music festival. The case involved representations regarding the sale of alcohol, noise nuisance, traffic control, security, and suitability of persons involved in event organisation.
- An appeal to the First Tier Property Tribunal of a local authority's refusal to amend a caravan site licence to permit additional static homes on the site.
- An appeal to the Magistrates' Court against a Noise Abatement Notice served by a local authority on the owner of a holiday rental property.
- The prosecution by a local authority of a business whose employee fell from a roof whilst carrying out work to equipment on the roof.
- An application by the police for an urgent review of a premises licence, including a request for interim measures pending determination of the formal review.
- An appeal to the Magistrates' Court of a local authority decision to reduce the hours of trading of a late night music venue, following a review by the police.