Camilla’s recent experience as a sole advocate includes (i) appearing in the high court on a successful application for retrospective permission to serve a claim out of time (ii) striking out a claim for breach of contract brought against Microsoft Limited and (iii) successfully striking out a claim for defamation and fraud against solicitors for the Registrar.
Prior to coming to the bar, Camilla worked in Slaughter and May’s London and Brussels offices, where she worked on a number of high-profile class actions arising out of ESG related claims (including claims brought by Malawian tobacco pickers against BAT in the English courts), as well as the first standalone claims ever issued under the opt-out collective proceedings regime.
Camilla also worked as a seconded lawyer in the EU and arbitration departments of the Spanish firm Uría Menéndez in Madrid.
She has undertaken pro-bono work alongside her commercial work, representing asylum seekers in Thessaloniki and before the French immigration authority OFPRA in Paris. Camilla speaks Spanish, French and some Portuguese.
Camilla read English Literature at Cambridge, graduating with First Class Honours and winning several University and College prizes.
Camilla has experience in international arbitration having worked at both Slaughter and May and the arbitration department of Uría Menéndez in Madrid before coming to the bar. She is familiar with many of the institutional rules, including ICC, ICSID and LCIA and has been involved in high-profile, high-value disputes, involving English law, foreign law and international law. She speaks Spanish and French and is comfortable reviewing and working with documents in both languages.
Camilla’s experience at Slaughter and May included:
Camilla has a particular interest in litigation involving allegations of conspiracy, deceit, secret commissions and dishonest assistance. Her recent experience includes:
Camilla is frequently instructed in professional liability matters concerning claims involving a range of professionals, including solicitors, accountants, and financial advisers (including tax advisers). Recent examples of her work include:
Camilla has experience representing Claimants and Defendants in Judicial Review claims before the administrative court, as well as advisory work in respect of the ECHR. Recent examples of her work include:
Camilla is currently instructed for a Respondent in the largest proceedings brought to date before the Takeover Panel Hearings Committee (led by Shail Patel).
Camilla has a particular interest in public international law and the intersection between climate change, migration and human rights. Recent examples of her work include:
Camilla has experience of large scale group litigation and class actions, and an understanding of the particular issues such cases present. Her experience at 4 New Square and Slaughter and May includes:
Camilla has experience of large scale competition litigation, having worked as a solicitor on some of the largest follow on damages claims brought before the English courts:
At Slaughter and May:
At Uria Menendez:
Camilla has a particular interest in derivative actions and unfair prejudice petitions. Her recent experience includes:
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