Congratulations to Lesley Anderson QC who is hailed by Chambers UK 2020 as a Star of the Bar. The editorial says:
She is regarded as a true commercial and chancery heavyweight, which is reflected this year in her recognition as a Star Individual with rankings in commercial dispute resolution, insolvency, partnership, real estate and professional negligence work. Sources describe her as a “super advocate,” who is “very sensible but prepared to fight passionately for her clients.” They applaud her “devastating cross-examination,” “technical excellence” and “air of authority”; in short, she is “a brilliant all-round lawyer” who is popular with clients and judges alike.
Her standing in the field can be demonstrated by her recent appearance for the winning party in Gavin Edmondson Solicitors v Haven Insurance Company, an important Supreme Court case concerning the enforceability of the solicitor’s equitable lien. Her enviable experience in courtroom litigation is supplemented by a previous career in legal academia, as well as her appointment to the bench in the Chancery Division.
Despite such glittering achievements, Lesley“never lives off her reputation,” according to one instructing solicitor: “She always reads absolutely everything in the case and knows it better than you do.”