Our Barristers
  • Overview

    Millie has developed a commercial chancery practice spanning the breadth of chambers’ practice areas, including trusts and estates, property, commercial litigation, company and insolvency. Millie is regularly instructed as sole counsel both in the High Court and County Court and has been praised by solicitors as a deft advocate.

    Millie has a first-class degree in law from University College London.

  • Trusts, Wills & Estates

    Millie has gained extensive experience of trusts and estates disputes both on- and off-shore.

    Millie regularly assists with and has experience of matters including:

    • Applications for the removal of trustees/executors.
    • Contentious probate claims (undue influence, knowledge and approval, lack of testamentary capacity etc).
    • Associated claims by and against estates e.g. common intention constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel, possession, accounts.
    • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
    • TOLATA proceedings.
    • Non-contentious procedures including limited grants, caveats, warnings, appearances, and summonses.
    • Appearing in the Court of Protection on trusts and estates matters.

    Millie’s recent instructions include:

    • Successfully obtaining an order for the removal of an executor.
    • Advising on TOLATA actions between former co-habiting partners.
    • Advising on the merits on 1975 Act claims against estates for reasonable financial provision.
    • Advising on securing estate assets in a multi-jurisdictional administration.
    • Advising on the merits of a professional negligence claim against solicitors with respect to failure to sever a joint tenancy of land.
    • Advising on the liquidation of a corporate trustee.
    • Advising on proprietary estoppel claims against estates.
    • Advising as to the intersection between trusts and insolvency.

    During pupillage, Millie’s trusts and estates experience included assisting with the following:

    • Heselton v Da Silva [2021] EWHC 3079 (Ch) on the scope of common form professional trustee charging clauses.
    • Bahamian proceedings concerning no-contest clauses in two Bahamian trusts and wills.
    • Opposing a claim to set aside a will and inter vivos gifts for undue influence.
    • Advising the administrator of insolvent estates on obtaining an insolvency administration order, third party disclosure orders, and setting aside lifetime gifts.
    • Opposing an application for the removal of a trustee.
  • Property

    Millie has experience of the full range of chambers’ work in real property and landlord and tenant matters, including possession claims, mortgages, and business tenancy renewals.  Millie is well-equipped to deal with property disputes engaging elements of insolvency/trust law.

    Millie’s recent instructions include:

    • Drafting an application for and obtaining an interim possession order against squatters of commercial premises.
    • Defending possession proceedings with issues of locus standi and sub-tenancies.
    • Advising a company on a commercially viable settlement of several possession claims.
    • Successful 2-day trial of a boundary dispute.

    During pupillage, Millie also assisted in the following:

    • Brake & ors v The Chedington Court Estate Ltd in the Court of Appeal on relative title of licensees of beneficial owners and legal owners in possession of property.
    • Drafting particulars of claim in a conveyancing fraud case resembling Dreamvar.
    • Advising co-owners in TOLATA claims.
  • Insolvency

    Millie has experience of all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency.

    Millie’s recent experience and instructions include:

    • Successfully obtaining and resisting applications to set aside statutory demands.
    • Successfully obtaining injunctions to restrain the presentation and advertisement of winding up petitions.
    • Advising on transactions at an undervalue.
    • Bankruptcy petitions appearing for both creditors and debtors, and associated applications including for possession and sale.
    • Successfully obtaining validation orders.
    • Resisting application for validation orders.
    • Pursuing and opposing winding up petitions, annulments, and rescissions.
    • Claims against debtors of an insolvent company.
    • Extensions of administration.
  • Company & Partnership

    Millie regularly appears in the County Court and the Insolvency and Companies Court for various companies applications. Millie continues to develop and busy company and partnership practice, often dovetailing her insolvency practice.

    Millie’s recent instructions include:

    • Acting for the successful claimant in a contested claim for the rectification of a company’s charges register.
    • Advising on the liability of salaried partners in an LLP.
    • Advising on shareholders’ rights including unfair prejudice petitions.

    During pupillage, Millie also assisted with advice as to a purported company re-domiciliation and how to effect necessary consequent transfers of properties.

  • Commercial Litigation

    Millie has appeared in the County Court in various commercial disputes.

    Her recent experience includes:

    • Drafting a number of personal and corporate debt recovery claims.
    • Unjust enrichment claims.
    • Claims regarding aircraft leasing breaches.
    • Contractual disputes including misrepresentation, mistake, undue influence, breach, estoppel.
    • Assignment challenges.
    • Loans, guarantees, and indemnities.
    • Claims for breach of consumer rights and defective products.
    • Successfully striking out a claim for breach of contract.

    During pupillage, Millie assisted with:

    • A three-day trial concerning the enforceability of a licence under the Unfair Consumer Contract Regulations 1999.
    • A four-day trial concerning the breach of a purported oral joint venture agreement, with legal issues involving Quistclose trusts and unjust enrichment.
    • A trial concerning the international sale of military equipment and arms.
    • Drafting a reply and defence to counterclaim concerning contractual misrepresentation and penalty clauses.
  • Qualifications / Education

    • Bar Training Course, BPP (Outstanding)
    • LLB Law, University College London (First Class Honours)
  • Awards

    • Dean’s List (UCL academic excellence award for graduating in top 5% of cohort)
    • BPP Career Commitment Scholar
  • Languages

    • Spanish (conversational)
    • Russian (working knowledge)
    • Punjabi (basic)
  • Memberships

    • Chancery Bar Association
    • Contentious Trusts Association (ConTrA)
    • Property Bar Association
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