Lianne joined Hausfeld as a Partner in 2010. She has over 15 years’ experience advising on complex commercial litigation across a range of sectors with particular expertise in commercial and financial services disputes and competition litigation.
Lianne has acted for clients ranging from multinational corporations and financial institutions to SMEs, private equity and hedge fund investors, third party funders, charities and private individuals. She has extensive experience litigating in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions (Commercial Court) of the English High Court as well as the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal. She is experienced in both mediation and arbitration.
Since joining Hausfeld in 2010, Lianne has been heavily engaged in a number of follow-on damages claims for breaches of competition law, often for large groups of claimants. She was the lead partner acting for the claimants in Graiseley Properties and Others v Barclays Bank plc, brought on the basis of interest rate swap misselling and widely regarded as a test case with regards to the issue of LIBOR manipulation. She recently played a more peripheral role in the RBS Rights Issue Litigation where she was instructed by one of the third party funders in its defence of a security for costs application brought by RBS in the weeks running up to trial.
Lianne has been described in Chambers & Partners as “extremely bright and quick…[with] excellent game sense” whilst Legal 500 recently described Lianne as “very calm under fire [with] workable solutions to thorny problems”. Lianne has also been recognised by Global Competition Review in their Who’s Who Legal 2017 Guide.
Lianne is a member of the Commercial Litigators’ Forum and the London Solicitors Litigation Association. She is proficient in both Spanish and French.