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Hendersons - Barristers' Chambers

Lia Moses joined chambers in 2017. During pupillage, she gained experience in a range of chambers’ practice areas including property, professional negligence, health and safety, product liability, public procurement, consumer protection and consumer credit. Lia also spent time on secondment to Griffiths & Partners in the Turks and Caicos Islands where she gained an understanding of the role of English law in the British Overseas Territories.

Before pupillage, Lia worked at the Court of Appeal as judicial assistant to Lord Justice Longmore. She worked on a range of commercial cases, with a particular focus on shipping and insurance. She also worked at the Law Commission of England and Wales as a research assistant. During her time at the Commission, Lia worked closely with the IPO and with parliamentary counsel on the drafting of the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017.

 

Expertise


Commercial

Lia has experience of a range of commercial disputes. She has assisted on large and complex cases and has been instructed in her own right in smaller commercial contract disputes.

Instructions Include

  • Attending a trial in a contractual debt claim involving unpaid professional fees.
  • Advice in breach of contract claim arising out of a service agreement between two businesses.
  • Advice on incorporation of terms and UCTA 1977 in a sale of goods claim between two businesses.

Property

Lia is regularly instructed to attend court in possession claims. She also has experience of advisory work in a range of property matters.

Instructions Include

  • Attending court on behalf of claimants and defendants in mortgage and landlord and tenant possession claims.
  • Attending court on behalf of landlords seeking possession on grounds of forfeiture (section 146 of the Law of Property Act 1925).
  • Attending court on behalf of landlords seeking injunctions.
  • Notice of intention to adjudicate in a construction dispute involving the JCT Standard Contract.
  • Advice in an action against a water company arising out of property damage caused by flooding.
  • Advice on quantum in cases involving damage to the highway caused by negligent road users.

Professional Negligence

Lia has experience of professional negligence actions involving solicitors, surveyors and architects.

Instructions Include

  • Advice on liability and quantum in an action against a conveyancing solicitor and surveyor for failing to carry out a proper search/survey that would have revealed structural defects.
  • Advice on liability and quantum in an action against a conveyancing solicitor for failing to advise on the existence of a planning restriction.

Health & Safety

Lia has assisted with prosecution and defence in criminal prosecutions against employers, directors and individuals. She has also assisted in negligence actions against employers. She is particularly familiar with cases involving gas supply and construction.

Instructions Include

  • Sentencing in a prosecution arising out of defective boiler installations.
  • Defence Statement in the prosecution of a principal contractor arising out of a collision on a construction site.
  • Particulars of claim and Part 20 claim in a negligence action arising out of a fall on a construction site.

Product Liability

Lia has gained experience assisting in tortious and contractual claims arising out of defective products.

Instructions Include

  • Advice and pleadings in actions under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 arising out of defective goods causing damage to household property.
  • Advice and pleadings in actions in contract and in negligence arising out of defective goods causing damage to commercial property.

Public Procurement

Lia has assisted in a number of public procurement matters. She has worked on non-contentious cases involving advice pre-tender. She has also worked on more contentious matters where disputes have arisen post-tender.

 

Consumer Credit & Consumer Protection

Lia has experience in the civil aspects of consumer law, including consumer credit and consumer contract law.

Instructions Include

  • Advice on the need for FCA authorisation and the application of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
  • Advice on refinancing loan agreements (involving consideration of termination, variation and section 18 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 on multiple agreements).
  • Advice on a person’s right to challenge an entry on a credit register.
  • Redrafted the standard Terms and Conditions and Letter of Engagement of a small business to ensure compliance with consumer protection legislation.

 

Banking

Lia has experience in a range of banking cases.

Instructions Include

  • Advice on the enforceability of a loan and charge in circumstances where, at the time of signing, the borrower was an undischarged bankrupt and failed to disclose that fact.
  • Advice on the right of a personal guarantor to recover sums paid under a guarantee. In particular, the guarantor’s rights of subrogation to the creditor’s charge.
  • Advice in an action for breach of mandate against a bank. A business was seeking to recover losses arising out of a cheque fraud scheme perpetrated by an employee over a number of years.

Criminal Injuries

Lia is familiar with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. She has experience of appeals to the First Tier Tribunal in relation to decisions made under the scheme.

Court of Protection

Lia has experience of the Court of Protection. She has worked on cases involving family members, local authorities and health bodies. She has experience of welfare issues, financial issues, medical treatment and the deprivation of liberty safeguards.

 

Instructing Lia Moses

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Education
  • Law with Accountancy BA (Hons), First
  • BPTC, Very Competent
  • Benefactors Scholar, Middle Temple
Regulatory Information

All members of Chambers are registered with the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales. For our standard contractual terms click here.

Bar Council Number: 62581

VAT Registration Number: 275180007

Legal Status: Barrister

Professional Insurance: All members of Chambers have professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Ltd. Territorial coverage is world-wide and subject to the term of the Bar Mutual. Click here for details.

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