louise full - Louise Asprey

Louise Asprey

Civil Barrister
  • Year of Call
  • 2007

Civil Law

Landlord and Tenant

Louise has a diverse practice and represents both landlords and tenants, ensuring that she is familiar with the concerns and issues troubling both sides. She regularly deals with possession cases arising out of mortgage repossession claims and allegations of antisocial behaviour.

Property and Boundary Disputes

Louise has experience of representing claimants and defendants involved in boundary and other property disputes. She undertakes advisory work and drafts pleadings, as well as representing parties at preliminary hearings and at trial.

Data Protection

Data Protection Law applies across every sector, to both individuals and companies. Louise has a specialist interest in this increasingly important and prevalent area of law.

Personal Injury

Louise has extensive experience of representing claimants and defendants in personal injury matters. She regularly deals with claims arising out of road traffic accidents and is experienced in dealing with claims brought under the Highways Act 1980, the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 and the Defective Premises Act 1972. Louise regularly advises on these matters and is skilled at assisting with the best tactics required to achieve an early conclusion of proceedings. Louise drafts pleadings. She represents parties at fast track and multi-track trials and interim hearings such as costs and case management hearings, pre-action disclosure applications and strike out applications and other interim hearings.

Louise represents claimants before the Tribunal in Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority claims and regularly advises on the same.

Credit Hire

The claim for hire charges accrued pursuant to a credit hire agreement is often the most contentious issue arising out of a road traffic accident and Louise has considerable experience of dealing with such disputes. She is regularly instructed to represent both claimants and defendants in claims for credit hire cases and has a particular interest in these claims.

Contract

Louise accepts instructions in all areas of contract law. She has experience of advising on the construction of the terms of engagement for estate agents, with emphasis on the sole selling rights clauses and on the construction of a money loan agreement.

Consumer Protection

During her time at Clarkslegal, Louise operated a helpline for various motor dealers, assisting them with consumer complaints. In doing so, Louise gained extensive experience of the practical and commercial implications of consumer protection law.

Other Civil Work

Louise regularly represents parties at inquests.

Louise attends detailed assessments and is experienced at costs budgeting exercises.

Louise represents parties on debt recovery matters and insolvency proceedings and is frequently instructed to attend to seek final charging orders.

Biographical and Other Information

  • Attorney
  • Louise is on the Attorney General’s Regional Panel.
  • Member
  • She is a member of the Personal Injury Bar Association.
  • Academic
  • Louise studied French at the Université d’Aix-Marseille before commencing her law degree. During the course of her four year law degree at the University of Exeter, she spent one year at the University of Robert Schuman in Strasbourg studying French Law and obtained the Certificate D’Études Juridiques Français. She speaks proficient French.
  • Academic 2
  • After completing her degree she undertook the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law.
  • Pupillage
  • Louise completed a twelve month pupillage at Six Pump Court and joined Walnut House Chambers as a tenant in March 2010. Before starting her pupillage, Louise spent a year working as a paralegal in the litigation department of Clarkslegal, a commercial law firm.
  • Academic
  • Louise was awarded the Sir Thomas Moore Bursary during her BVC year and the Cholmley Studentship during pupillage.

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