Called in 2003
Lynette joined Chambers in August 2019 from a set in Kent where she had practised for many years. She is a civil practitioner, with a many years experience of acting for businesses in all types of disputes and a clear, down to earth manner. Lynette always considers both the legal and commercial aspects of her clients issues, and advises in a way which is best for them whether that is litigation or alternative dispute resolution.
Lynette's practise is focused to a large extent on the needs of businesses and their owners and customers, and focuses on contract disputes (including building contracts and contracts for the provision of goods and services), land including trusts of land and landlord and tenant, both commercial and private and contentious probate generally as it applies to land, insolvency and employment. She regularly appears in both Court and Tribunal hearings.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Lynette was an investment banker involved in structured finance (buy outs, mergers and acquisitions) both in the UK and Eastern Europe and as a result she has a thorough understanding of financial and debt management including mortgages, guarantees and security as well as debt recovery and, possibly more importantly, an approach which is based on commercial reality and aimed squarely at resolving problems in as straight forward and cost effective way as possible.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
“Our Clients have always been impressed with the advice, assistance and level of detail provided by Ms Calder together with her practical and commercial advice”
“Her advocacy skills are second to none…she is direct and clear in her submissions… she is quick on her feet in court and can efficiently deal with questioning”
“Her advice in conference is well judged, she is clear and frank with lay clients”
Regency Factors PLC v Khatkar for the Defendants successfully resisting an application to strike out substantially all of their Defence in respect of a series of debts (in excess of £500,000) arising variously under personal guarantees, factoring arrangements, bridging loans and mortgages
The Joint liquidators (Price Waterhouse Coopers) v NUCLON Limited High Court Chancery Division, Companies Court. For the Respondent in an application for an Order of the Court in respect of $500,000 held in a liquidation of Bartel Networks Limited (a Company involved in VAT fraud). The funds were ordered returned to the Respondent.
Murphy and Ors V Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd (Brixton Arches) Central London County Court Court. For the Claimants (5 separate tenants) in a Claim resisting the termination of leases of various railway arches in Brixton and section 30 (1) (f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
Brobbel v Rivers Dartford County Court. For the Defendants against a multi track claim by the Claimants of interference with a Vehicular Right of Way. The issue was complicated by the fact that the right argued for was over unregistered land with no apparent owner and in part was decided on the construction of a series of conveyances from the 1700’s. The Court ruled in favour